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New Year's Day 2014 with Boston Baroque

New Year's Day 2014 with Boston Baroque

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Boston Baroque and Music Director Martin Pearlman ring in 2014 with an All-Bach concert at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., hosted by WCRB's Cathy Fuller and Brian McCreath.

Handel's Messiah from Boston

Handel's Messiah from Boston

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Dec. 2, 2012
Symphony Hall

The Handel and Haydn Society159th annual performance Handel's Messiah, with hosts Brian McCreath and Thomas Forrest Kelly

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
Chorus and Orchestra of the Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers, conductor

Handel - Messiah

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(photo of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus courtesy of the Handel and Haydn Society)

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 1

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 1

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Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque in Handel's Messiah, recorded in concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on Dec. 8, 2012, with soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor John McVeigh, and baritone Andrew Garland.

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 2

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 2

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Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque in Handel's Messiah, recorded in concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on Dec. 8, 2012, with soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor John McVeigh, and baritone Andrew Garland.

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 3

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 3

Classical Concerts

Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque in Handel's Messiah, recorded in concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on Dec. 8, 2012, with soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor John McVeigh, and baritone Andrew Garland.


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Boston Camerata and director Anne Azéma perform music for the season from the 15th century and before, recorded in concert at First Parish Church in Newbury, Mass., in December 2011.

On the program:

Anon. French, 13th c. - Nolite Timere

Anon. Aquitanian, 12th century - Lux Refulget

King Alfonso X "el Sabio" (1221-1284) - Maravilosos et piadosos (instrumental)

King Alfonso X "el Sabio" (1221-1284) - Santa Maria, strella do dia

Anon., Gregorian chant - Ave maris stella

Anon. Aquitanian, 12th century - O Maria deu maire

Anon., Gregorian chant - Ave maris stella

Anon. English, 13th century - Edi be thu hevene quene

Anon. Aquitanian, 12th century - Clara sonent organa

Anon. French, 12th c. - Ave Maria

Anon. English, 14th century - Sancta Maria graciae Ð Dou way, Robin

Anon. German, 14th century - Joseph, lieber Joseph mein (instrumental)

Anon., Gregorian chant - Cum esset desponsata; Joseph vir ejus; Angelus Domini apparuit Joseph; Exurgens Joseph a somno

Anon. German, 14th century - Joseph, lieber Joseph mein (instrumental)

Anon. Catalan, 13th century - Verbum patris hodie

Anon. Dutch, 15th century - Jhesus ist een kyndeken

Anon. English, 13th century - Stanpipes (instrumental)

Anon. Normandy, 13th century - Nolite timere

Anon., Gregorian chant - Hodie Christus natus est

Anon. French, 12th c. - Lux hodie

Anon. French, 12th c. - Orientis partibus

(image:  The Adoration of the Magi, by Lorenzo Monaco [c. 1370 - c. 1425], via the Yorck Project at Wikimedia Commons)

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