Wondrous Birth
Chris Owyoung

O Dolce Nocte - Phillippe Verdelot

A Preview of the 2013-14 Miller Theatre Early Music Series

Wondrous Birth

New York Polyphony

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8pm

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            New York Polyphony returns with a diverse holiday program that offers an intimate and meditative take on the Christmas season. The imaginative repertoire spans nine centuries and ranges from popular early fare, including Victoria’s O magnum misterium and ancient carols, to newer repertoire, including a piece by New York Polyphony’s own countertenor Geoffrey Williams and the world premiere of a Miller Theatre commission from composer Andrew Smith.


  • Andrew Smith Veni Redemptor Gentium
  • Thomas Tallis Audivi vocem de caelo
  • Geoffrey Williams Adam lay ybounden
  • Andrew Smith Veni Emmanuel
  • Philippe Verdelot Gabriel Archangelus
  • Andrew Smith Ave maris stella
  • arr. Alexander Craig Gabriel’s Message
  • Trinity Roll MS There is no Rose
  • John Scott There is no Rose
  • Ritson MS Lully, Lullow: I saw a swete semly syght
  • Selden MS Nowell: Out of your sleep
  • Andrew Smith Nowell: Out of your sleep
  • T. L. da Victoria O magnum mysterium
  • Jacob Clemens non Papa Vox in Rama
  • Richard Pygott Quid petis, o fili
  • Anonymous The Coventry Carol Pageant of the Shearmen and the Tailors
  • arr. Alexander Craig The darkest midnight in December