For this year's special Christmas concert,
Philip Colls selected music from the 16th and 17th
centuries, from various European cities.
Sweelinck's most famous motet, Hodie Christus natus est, began
Then we had music by Peter Philips, who worked in
Magnus Thomsen, who worked at the Danish royal court in
Copenhagen, Heinrich Schütz of Dresden; and our own William
Byrd in London.
There was also music from Munich, Prague, Tours,
Several instrumental pieces were played by cornetts and sackbuts, with
natural trumpets, organ and percussion, led by Adrian Woodward, Musical Director
at Shakespeare's Globe.