Caption: The Rose Ensemble, 2011, Credit: (Michael Haug photography)
Image by: (Michael Haug photography) 
The Rose Ensemble, 2011 

La Nochebuena: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas with the Rose Ensemble

From: Thomas Crann
Length: 58:30

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A rhythmic and regal retelling of the Christmas story. The Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient with sacred songs and lively dances for the season from Renaissance Spain.

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The acclaimed Rose Ensemble is back again for another one hour special for the holiday season. This year, the Twin Cities early music ensemble presents a program that is both rhythmic and regal; Spanish song and dance to celebrate Christmas Eve, La Nochebena. 

In La Nochebuena, The Rose Ensemble explores the great variety of music that filled the royal court of Ferdinand and Isabella, and flooded the chapels and streets of Renaissance Spain. Serene choral music from 16th-century masters is balanced with spirited cantigas for solo voice and harp. Spanish-language villancicos from court and countryside, and lively dances for vihuela, harp and percussion.

Now in its 16th season, the Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient for the holidays.  Bring your listeners this rich variety of seasonal music, beautifully performed and recorded.  The Rose Ensemble will transport them to a time and place when the sacred met the earthy in celebration of the season.   

The program is hosted and produced by public radio veteran Tom Crann and the Rose Ensemble’s founder & artistic director Jordan Sramek. 
 

La Nochebuena: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas with the Rose Ensemble

~ RUNNING ORDER ~

Francisco GUERRERO
(c. 1528-1599): Laudate Dominum de caelis 
Anon. Breviarium Gothicum (1502): Digamos Ave Maria
Cristóbal de MORALES: (1500?-1553) Missus est Gabriel

Anon.
(late 16th c.- early 17th c.) En Belén están mis Amores
Francisco GUERRERO (c. 1528-1599): Niño Dios d’amor herido

Diego ORTIZ: (c. 1510-1570) Recercada Segunda (instrumental)
Pedro de ESCOBAR: (c. 1465 - post 1535) Virgen bendita sin par

-- optional break @ 34:06 --
 

Juan García de ZÉSPEDES:
Convidando está la noche (from the Rose Ensemble Celebremos el Niño CD)

Anon.
(15th c. Cancionero Musical de la Colombina): ¡Qué bonito Niño chiquito!
Anon. (late 16th c. - early 17th c.): Angeles del zielo

Anon.
(15th c. Cancionero Musical del Palacio): Rey a quien reyes adoran  
Juan Gutiérrez de PADILLA: (c. 1590-1664): Las estreyas se ríen 

 

Piece Description

The acclaimed Rose Ensemble is back again for another one hour special for the holiday season. This year, the Twin Cities early music ensemble presents a program that is both rhythmic and regal; Spanish song and dance to celebrate Christmas Eve, La Nochebena. 

In La Nochebuena, The Rose Ensemble explores the great variety of music that filled the royal court of Ferdinand and Isabella, and flooded the chapels and streets of Renaissance Spain. Serene choral music from 16th-century masters is balanced with spirited cantigas for solo voice and harp. Spanish-language villancicos from court and countryside, and lively dances for vihuela, harp and percussion.

Now in its 16th season, the Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient for the holidays.  Bring your listeners this rich variety of seasonal music, beautifully performed and recorded.  The Rose Ensemble will transport them to a time and place when the sacred met the earthy in celebration of the season.   

The program is hosted and produced by public radio veteran Tom Crann and the Rose Ensemble’s founder & artistic director Jordan Sramek. 
 

La Nochebuena: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas with the Rose Ensemble

~ RUNNING ORDER ~

Francisco GUERRERO
(c. 1528-1599): Laudate Dominum de caelis 
Anon. Breviarium Gothicum (1502): Digamos Ave Maria
Cristóbal de MORALES: (1500?-1553) Missus est Gabriel

Anon.
(late 16th c.- early 17th c.) En Belén están mis Amores
Francisco GUERRERO (c. 1528-1599): Niño Dios d’amor herido

Diego ORTIZ: (c. 1510-1570) Recercada Segunda (instrumental)
Pedro de ESCOBAR: (c. 1465 - post 1535) Virgen bendita sin par

-- optional break @ 34:06 --
 

Juan García de ZÉSPEDES:
Convidando está la noche (from the Rose Ensemble Celebremos el Niño CD)

Anon.
(15th c. Cancionero Musical de la Colombina): ¡Qué bonito Niño chiquito!
Anon. (late 16th c. - early 17th c.): Angeles del zielo

Anon.
(15th c. Cancionero Musical del Palacio): Rey a quien reyes adoran  
Juan Gutiérrez de PADILLA: (c. 1590-1664): Las estreyas se ríen 

 

Timing and Cues

total time = 58:30

one optional break opportunity
underwriter: Augsburg College

Part 1 = 34:06
in: Music... “Spain in the 15th....”
out: “...augsburg.edu/medieval.”

@ 34:06 -- Pause for optional station break --

Part 2 = 24:24
in: Music
out: “...warmest wishes for the holiday season.” (:07 music out to end )

total time = 58:30

Additional Credits

funding provided by Augsburg College
technical director: Johnny Vince Evans; recording engineer: John Scherf

Related Website

roseensemble.org