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Noël nouvelet - Mendelssohn, Rutter, Leighton, Lauridsen, Hakim, etc / Backhouse, Filsell, Vasari Singers

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Frohlocket, ihr Völker (Rejoice, O ye people), for double chorus in G major, Op. 79/1
>Head, Michael : The Little Road to Bethlehem
>Chilcott, Robert : Shepherd's Carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
>Rutter, John : Mary's Lullaby
>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
>Rathbone, Jonathan : Corpus Christi Carol, for chorus
>Weir, Judith : Illuminare, Jerusalem
>Lauridsen, Morten : O magnum mysterium
>Jackson, Stephen : Noel Nouvelet, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Clucas, Humphrey : Love came down at Christmas, for chorus & organ
>Edwards, Paul : No Small Wonder
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
>Sargent, Malcolm : Hawaiian Lullaby, for chorus
>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The title of this recording translates as new, novel or novelty, so we have a Christmas disc that is traditional but with a fresh, modern twist. The repertoire reflects an aspiration to dress up the traditional in new clothes and to blend tradition with innovation. The award-winning Vasari Singers enters its 25th anniversary year with a reputation for excellence and versatility based on vivid concert performances and recordings.



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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Frohlocket, ihr Völker (Rejoice, O ye people), for double chorus in G major, Op. 79/1
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 12/15/1843

>Head, Michael : The Little Road to Bethlehem
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Chilcott, Robert : Shepherd's Carol
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2000

>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Rutter, John : Mary's Lullaby
  • Performer: Jeremy Filsell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1979

>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
  • Performer: Fiona McWilliams (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1550

>Rathbone, Jonathan : Corpus Christi Carol, for chorus
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Weir, Judith : Illuminare, Jerusalem
  • Performer: Jeremy Filsell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1985

>Lauridsen, Morten : O magnum mysterium
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Jackson, Stephen : Noel Nouvelet, for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Jeremy Filsell (Organ); Nicola Balzan (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Clucas, Humphrey : Love came down at Christmas, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Jeremy Filsell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Edwards, Paul : No Small Wonder
  • Performer: Jeremy Filsell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
  • Performer: Jeremy Filsell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1965

>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
  • Performer: Jeremy Filsell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1877

>Sargent, Malcolm : Hawaiian Lullaby, for chorus
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1944

>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Performers: Jess Stansfield (Soprano); Matthew Wood (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Ensemble: Vasari Singers
  • Notes: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (11/10/2006-11/12/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1864