3 Christmas Hymns - 5 scores by Johannes Eccard. For SATTB instruments; or SATTB recorders. Recorder Quintets. Early Music Library. Christmas Music. 5 Scores. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.EML0321).
Eccard was born in Muhlhausen (Thuringen) in 1553. He died in Berlin in 1611. He is know today largely for his settings of Lutheran chorales, which can be simple or ornate. The virtue of the 3 pieces printed here is that while simple enough to be used for congregational singing, they come with inner parts that provide just the right amount of polyphonic interest. CONTENTS: Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich In dulci jubilo Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich fer.