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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. 

Noël: An Early Christmas

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Noël: An Early Christmas

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Noël: An Early Christmas


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Noël!  An Early Christmas
Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Traditional Christmas Music of Europe and the British Isles

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 brought to us by immigrants from across Europe who helped create our rich cultural blend, we also found wonderful examples of distinctive seasonal works from many of those countries. 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.

Recorded live December 14-16, 2012, and December 14-15, 2013, at First English Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX. Jay Norwood, engineer.

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Enjoy these audio samples from Noël: An Early Christmas:

Christmas in Italy & England

Traditional Czech, Hungarian, and French

The Shepherds & the Angels in Spain & England

Traditional Scotland & France

Cantiones natalitiae

Traditional Ireland & England

The Performers (+2012 only, *2013 only; solos in parentheses by track number)

+Lisa Alexander, alto
*Cameron Beauchamp, bass
*Howard Burkett, tenor
Cayla Cardiff, mezzo-soprano (3, 14)
Bruce Colson, violin (4)
Tom Crawford, countertenor
*Claire Daniels, soprano (8)
*Paul D’Arcy, tenor
+Stephan Griffin, baritone (10, 15)
Therese Honey, harps (1)
Scott Horton, lutes & guitar
Jenny Houghton, soprano (2, 8)
Daniel Johnson, tenor (6, 12, 13)
Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, tenor (3, 11, 13, 15)

Jane Leggiero, bass viol
David Lopez, baritone (2, 11)
Marcus McGuff, flute (1, 4)
+Chaz Nailor, bass (10)
Stephanie Prewitt, alto (3, 5, 10)
+Jonathan Riemer, tenor
+Meredith Ruduski, soprano (11)
*Thann Scoggin, baritone
+Sawyer Sellers, tenor
Jenifer Thyssen, soprano (2, 9, 10, 15)
John Walters, mandolin, vielle, & bass viol
+Allison Welch, alto
+Lauren Zachry-Reynolds, soprano
+Gil Zilkha, bass