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13915 Burnet Road, Suite 402
Austin, TX 78728
United States

(512) 377-6961

Founded in 1987 by Daniel Johnson, the Texas Early Music Project is dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music through performance, recordings, and educational outreach. 

Gaudete: An Early Christmas

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Gaudete: An Early Christmas

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Gaudete: An Early Christmas


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About this musical offering...

The Advent and Christmas seasons have been wonderful sources of inspiration for composers and poets for centuries. Some of the most memorable and iconic works in the history of music have been created to honor the spirit of Christmas. As we looked at the cultural antecedents of our own musical traditions, we found wonderful examples of distinctive seasonal works brought to us by immigrants from across Europe who enriched our sonic milieu. We celebrate this diversity of musical ritual for Advent through the New Year from c.1200–c.1900 with our own style, in our own musical language, inspired by those who came before. These selections come from our 2015 and 2015 Christmas concerts along with two pieces from our Dutch Treat concert in April, 2016.

Recorded live December 12 & 14, 2014*, and December 11-13, 2015 & April 3, 2016+, at First English Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX. Jay Norwood, engineer.

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The Performers (*2015 only, +2016 Dutch Treat only; solos in parentheses by track number)

Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, tenor (3, 13)
Jane Leggiero, bass viol (6)
David Lopez, baritone (13, 14, 17)
Marcus McGuff, flute (6)
+Gitanjali Mathur, soprano (15)
Brian Pettey, bass (1)
Stephanie Prewitt, alto (5, 14)
Stephanie Raby, tenor viola da gamba
Susan Richter, alto & recorders
Jonathan Riemer, tenor
Meredith Ruduski, soprano (3, 7, 8, 13)
Thann Scoggin, baritone (1)
*Lisa Solomon, soprano
Jenifer Thyssen, soprano (7, 8, 14, 15)
John Walters, mandolin, vielle, & bass viol
+Gil Zilkha, bass

+Elaine Barber, triple harp
*Brett Barnes, baritone (16)
*Amy Bearden, alto
Cayla Cardiff, soprano & percussion (2, 10, 12)
Bruce Colson, violin (6)
Tom Crawford, countertenor
+Paul D’Arcy, tenor
+Victor Eijkhout, recorders
+Rebecca Frazier-Smith, alto
+Rick Gabrillo, baritone
*Abby Green, alto & percussion (10)
Therese Honey, harps (4, 9)
Scott Horton, lutes & guitar
Jenny Houghton, soprano (13)
Daniel Johnson, tenor (14)
Eric Johnson, bass (1)