„A heartfelt and joyous contemplation of the sweet Infant Jesus lying in the manger…“ – this quote by the songwriter Johann Rist gives us the theme for the collection of Christmas music by Werner Fabricius. The conductor of the ensemble La Protezione della Musica, Jeroen Finke, put together a cross-section of Werner Fabricius’ music focusing on Christmas music. Besides of a number of more intimate song settings for the Christmas festivities, he focuses on the two large vocal-instrumental compositions in Festo Nativitatis Christi from Fabricius’ most important work. The vocal works are framed by dance movements from the Deliciae Harmonica. After the earlier albums of the ensemble La Protezione della Musica on the label arcantus, this is another rewarding discovery.
Title: „Werner Fabricius: O liebes Kind“
Artists: La Protezione della Musica, Dir. Jeroen Finke
Catalogue number: arc 22042