Schütz: The Christmas story & other works

Schütz’s ‘Christmas story’ is an absolute delight from beginning to end, its charming tableaux of angels, shepherds and wise men completely belying the composer’s old age and constrained circumstances. Here it’s the jubilant climax to a programme of Christmas motets from the 1640s.

CDA68315  71 minutes 3 seconds
‘The Yale Schola Cantorum comprises roughly 30 singers and a dozen instrumentalists, but they sound light and bright nonetheless. They make a fine impression in the opening Hodie Christus natus est, a ...
BBC Music Magazine
'Hodie' is one of the highlights for the brightness and security of the choral singing … an excellent recording’ (BBC Record Review)