Thursday 23 December 2021 7:30PM


Praetorius, Schein, Schütz and Vierdanck


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Change of Artists
Due to travel restrictions, Sophie Gent (violin), Louis Creac'h (violin), Thomas Dunford (lute) and Jeremy Budd (tenor) are unfortunately no longer able to take part in the above concert. We are grateful to Bojan Čičić (violin), Henry Tong (violin), Sergio Bucheli (lute) and Laurence Kilsby (tenor) for stepping in as replacements. The programme will remain unchanged.


  • Arcangelo
  • Jonathan Cohen director, harpsichord
  • Bojan Čičić violin
  • Henry Tong violin
  • Jonathan Manson viol
  • Emily Ashton viol
  • Tim Amherst violone
  • Rebecca Miles recorder
  • Ian Wilson recorder
  • Inga Maria Klaucke dulcian
  • Doron Sherwin cornet
  • Conor Hastings cornet
  • Emily White trombone
  • Simen van Mechelen trombone
  • Sergio Bucheli lute
  • Tom Foster organ
  • Miriam Allan soprano
  • Zoë Brookshaw soprano
  • Alexander Chance alto
  • Laurence Kilsby tenor
  • Nicholas Mulroy tenor
  • Guy Cutting tenor
  • James Newby baritone
  • Dingle Yandell bass
  • William Gaunt bass

A programme celebrating Christmas with music from the German Baroque focuses on the substantial figure of Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672). Having studied in Venice, he was responsible for bringing Italian influences into German music as it moved from the Renaissance period into the Baroque. His Christmas Story (1660) remains an exceptional achievement.

  • Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
      • Hodie Christus natus est SWV456
  • Vierdanck (c.1605-1646)
      • Sonata No. 28
  • Praetorius (c.1571-1621)
      • Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
  • Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)
      • Banchetto musicale
        • Intrada a4
      • Suite No. 10 in D minor from Banchetto musicale
        • Gagliarda
        • Allemanda
  • Heinrich Schütz
      • Heute ist Christus der Herr geboren SWV439
  • Praetorius
      • Terpsichore
        • Ballet TMA 268
        • La Bourée TMA 32
  • Heinrich Schütz
      • Auf dem Gebirge SWV396
  • Johann Hermann Schein
      • Suite No. 10 in D minor from Banchetto musicale
        • Padouana
  • Heinrich Schütz
      • Siehe, es erschien der Engel SWV403
  • Interval
  • Heinrich Schütz
      • Die Weihnachtshistorie (The Christmas Story) SWV435

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