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Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

First line:
Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
1609; Musae Sioniae, Wolfenbüttel
author of text

The German hymn Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen first appeared in print in 1599, and was commonly sung to a melody harmonized by Michael Praetorius ten years later. The first verse describes a rose sprouting from the stem of the Tree of Jesse, an image that was especially popular in medieval times and featured in many works of religious art from the period. Since the nineteenth century other verses have been added, with most focusing on the fragrance of the tender flower which dispels darkness and evil.

from notes by Owain Park © 2019


Studio Master: CDA68299Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Christmas Carols and Motets
Christmas Star
CSCD503Download only
Christmas with the King's Singers
SIGCD502Download only
Christmas with The Tallis Scholars
CDGIM2022CDs for the price of 1
Nine Lessons & Carols
Studio Master: KGS0001Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Praetorius: Christmas Music
The King's Singers Christmas Presence
Studio Master: SIGCD497Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Studio Master: CDA68087Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 8 on CDA68299 [3'08]
Track 8 on CDA68087 [2'54]
Track 12 on CDGIM010 [3'06]
Track 10 on CDGIM202 CD1 [3'06] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 7 on CDH55446 [1'24]
Track 5 on CSCD503 [2'08] Download only
Track 15 on KGS0001 CD1 [4'00] Download only
Track 3 on SIGCD497 [2'35] Download only
Track 5 on SIGCD502 [2'44] Download only

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