HAVPCD184 – Classical Spanish Songs
The songs in this recording were composed during the first half of the twentieth century. The style is romantic and the composers are strongly identified as representing the quintessence of Spain. The songs give vivid glimpses of scenes from everyday life.
HAVPCD180 – The Ceremony of the Shepherds and Midnight Mass according to the 13th-century Rite of Rouen Cathedral
The ceremony of the Shepherds is a Christmas play which would have been performed by the clergy themselves, from the most junior to the most senior. It takes place suring the night, between the end of the Night Office of Matins and the beginning of Midnight Mass. It opens with the Angel’s announcement to the Shepherds, ‘Fear not, I bring you good tidings’…