George Emlen on Sweelinck’s “Hodie Christus Natus Est”

Blue Hill Bach Advisory Board member George Emlen is Music Director Emeritus of the Christmas Revels, a beloved holiday tradition in Boston and nine other cities across the U.S.  Here, George shares a bit about the Dutch composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621), whose work straddles the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque era.

Hodie Christus Natus Est — The Christmas Revels, 1993

The Revels marks its 50th season this year, with a virtual celebration: