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(New upload 8/03)

These series of instrumental arrangements and re-composed pieces are based on seasonal vocal music - secular and liturgical - dating roughly from around the Northern Renaissance period. This collection consists of three rather well-known pieces: 'Nowell Sing We' (15th English Carol), 'Joseph Leiber, Joseph Mein' (16th C Germany, Johann Walter LXXXVII), 'Nova, Nova'(15th English Carol) and the fourth 'Freudenlied' is my polyphonic setting based on a 12th C German melody.

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