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Christmas Motets

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Gathered in this volume are some of the finest motets and related pieces for the season of Christmas. Christmas Motets provides a superb choice of pieces for all choirs looking for something new. John Rutter has prepared completely new editions of all the pre-twentieth-century works, going back to the earliest and most reliable manuscript or printed sources. There are new English singing translations, and playable keyboard reductions in every case.


  • Bruckner: Virga Jesse floruit
  • Byrd: O magnum mysterium and Beata virgo
  • Cui: Magnificat
  • Dering: Quemvidistis, pastores?
  • Flecha: Riu, riu, chiu
  • Gallus: Omnes de Saba venient
  • Gallus: Resonet in laudibus
  • Mendelssohn: Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden, MWV B 42, Op. 79, No. 1
  • Mouton: Nesciens mater
  • Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est
  • P. Philips: O beatum et sacrosanctum diem
  • H. Praetorius: In dulci jubilo
  • M. Praetorius: Quem pastores laudavere
  • Scheidt: In dulci jubilo
  • Sweelinck: Hodie Christus natus est
  • T.L. Victoria: O magnum mysterium and Beata virgo