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Veni, redemptor gentium

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Hymn at Vespers on Christmas Day

The text of this chant (proper to Christmas Eve Vespers) is one of the finest of the early Christian hymns, known in many translations including Luther’s famous German version Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. The music comes from the rich repertory of Sarum chants (that is, the chants used in the pre-Reformation liturgy at Salisbury Cathedral), and is also found in the Aberdeen, York and Mozarabic breviaries.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1995


Christmas with The Tallis Scholars
CDGIM2022CDs for the price of 1
Images of Christ
COLCD124Download only
Sarum Chant
CDGIM017Please, someone, buy me …


Track 16 on CDGIM017 [4'30] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 16 on CDGIM202 CD2 [4'30] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 2 on COLCD124 [2'45] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDGIM017 track 16

Recording date
Recording venue
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Mike Clements
Hyperion usage
  1. Sarum Chant (CDGIM017)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: September 1988
    Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Christmas with The Tallis Scholars (CDGIM202)
    Disc 2 Track 16
    Release date: September 2003
    2CDs for the price of 1
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