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A Baroque Christmas

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    Since the early 1970s, the Boston Camerata, under the direction of Joel Cohen, has flourished as one of the best-known early music groups in America. This album from 1992 features a spirited mix of vocal and instrumental fare with the same appeal that has kept their earlier Christmas titles among the top Nonesuch sellers.

    With the Charpentier Midnight Mass as its centerpiece, A Baroque Christmas favors the French repertory, which includes anonymous noels and a Charpentier instrumental suite. Complementing this group are Monteverdi choral pieces, a Schein motet, and Purcell’s dramatic solo aria “The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation,” sung by soprano Anna Azema

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    The Boston Camerata
    Joel Cohen, director
    Anne Azéma, Elizabeth Weigle, soprano
    Richard Duguay, tenor
    Dan McCabe, baritone
    Arizender Urreiztieta, bass

    Robert Mealy, concertmaster, baroque violin
    Katherine Sutherland, baroque violin
    Harold Lieberman, baroque viola
    Carol Lewis, viola de gamba
    Jesse Lepkoff, flute, recorder
    Katie Roth, flute
    Owen Watkins, recorder
    Michael Dolbow, violone
    Olva Chris Henriksen, theorbo, baroque guitar
    Francis Conover Fitch, organ

    The Schola Cantorum of Boston
    Frederick Jodry, director
    Alice Dampman, Sandra Stuart, sopranos
    Rob Dobson, Frederick Jodry, altos
    John Delorey, Arthur Rawding, tenors
    John Holyoke, baritone
    Gregory Mancusi-Ungaro, bass

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Kathryn King
    Recorded May 1991 at Church of the Covenant, Boston, Massachusets
    Recording engineer: David Griesinger
    Edited by Jack Vad and Larry Rock
    Production assistant: Josiah Child
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

    Design by James Victore Design Works
    Cover: Le Nouveau-Né by Georges de la Tour, courtesy of Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes

    Executive Producer: Peter Clancy

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 1992 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79265

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
15
38
Saturday, August 1, 1992 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Boston Camerata
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597926521BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497074563
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

Since the early 1970s, the Boston Camerata, under the direction of Joel Cohen, has flourished as one of the best-known early music groups in America. This album from 1992 features a spirited mix of vocal and instrumental fare with the same appeal that has kept their earlier Christmas titles among the top Nonesuch sellers.

With the Charpentier Midnight Mass as its centerpiece, A Baroque Christmas favors the French repertory, which includes anonymous noels and a Charpentier instrumental suite. Complementing this group are Monteverdi choral pieces, a Schein motet, and Purcell’s dramatic solo aria “The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation,” sung by soprano Anna Azema

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
The Boston Camerata
Joel Cohen, director
Anne Azéma, Elizabeth Weigle, soprano
Richard Duguay, tenor
Dan McCabe, baritone
Arizender Urreiztieta, bass

Robert Mealy, concertmaster, baroque violin
Katherine Sutherland, baroque violin
Harold Lieberman, baroque viola
Carol Lewis, viola de gamba
Jesse Lepkoff, flute, recorder
Katie Roth, flute
Owen Watkins, recorder
Michael Dolbow, violone
Olva Chris Henriksen, theorbo, baroque guitar
Francis Conover Fitch, organ

The Schola Cantorum of Boston
Frederick Jodry, director
Alice Dampman, Sandra Stuart, sopranos
Rob Dobson, Frederick Jodry, altos
John Delorey, Arthur Rawding, tenors
John Holyoke, baritone
Gregory Mancusi-Ungaro, bass

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Kathryn King
Recorded May 1991 at Church of the Covenant, Boston, Massachusets
Recording engineer: David Griesinger
Edited by Jack Vad and Larry Rock
Production assistant: Josiah Child
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

Design by James Victore Design Works
Cover: Le Nouveau-Né by Georges de la Tour, courtesy of Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes

Executive Producer: Peter Clancy