Album: Stimmwerck Weynacht Gesaenge (Christophorus)
By the time the first Catholic hymn book was published in 1537, there were already 17 different Lutheran hymn books in circulation, and it's from these early Protestant works that the material in Weynacht Gesaunge is drawn, focusing on the German hymns so admired in that era.
Performed with sensitive versatility by the German quartet Stimmwerk occasionally accompanied by harp, lute or organ, which also provide solo instrumental interludes, the result is the season's most satisfying programme of a cappella and accompanied singing, including the jauntily rousing carol "Fit Porta Christi Pervia" .
Download: O Clavis David; Fit Porta Christi Pervia; Als der Gütige Gott
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
FestivalsFive ways to avoid the portable toilets
Jurassic WorldThe results are completely brilliant
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Iain Duncan Smith's expenses credit card is suspended after he runs up £1,000 debt to taxpayer
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to divorce and end their 10-year marriage
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?