Medieval Christmas

Members of Blue Heron (Scott Metcalfe, director) and Trobàr (featuring Elena Mullins and Allison Monroe) bring us “a captivating mix of mysticism and merriment” in this episode illuminating Medieval music for Advent and Christmas. We’ll also speak with composer Kevin Allen and preview his new work for Blue Heron, Puer nobis nascitur.

Episode Credits

Debra Nagy, host & executive producer
Shelby Yamin, associate producer
Max Porter, Enharmonic Recordings, Audio production

Episode Guests

Kevin Allen

Composer

Scott Metcalfe

Vielle & harp

Allison Monroe

Vielle & voice

Elena Mullins

Soprano

Resources

Links to recordings and additional web resources coming soon.

Music

Guillaume Dufay: Conditor alme considerum
Courtesy of Blue Heron

Anonymous, Selden MS (15th Century): Ecce quod natura
Courtesy of Blue Heron

Kevin Allen: Puer Natus est
Courtesy of Blue Heron

Kevin Allen: Hodie scietis
Courtesy of Kevin Allen

13th C. English: Edi beo thu 
Courtesy of Trobár

Trinity Roll (Trinity College, Cambridge MS 0.3.58): There is no ros
Courtesy of Trobár

Anon, Ritson MS:
Hail Mary, ful of grace
Nowell sing we
Make us Merry

Angelus ad virginem

Sponsors

SEASON UNDERWRITERS
Joseph Sopko & Elizabeth Macintyre
Deborah Malamud & Neal Plotkin
Tom & Marilyn McLaughlin

EPISODE SPONSORS
William Anderson
Gerry Fathauer & Jeff Hutchinson
Arthur Rotatori & Tara Fields
Sarah Steiner
Marc Vincent & Alex Nalbach 

REMOTE ARTIST SPONSORS
John & Joanne Goodell
Paula Mindes & George Gilliam
Tim & Marjorie Minnis
Shirley Simmons
Jean Toombs
Daniel Williams

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