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Noel! Noel! Noel!

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Anonymous : Noël Ten
>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s)
>Traditional, Christmas : Puer nobis nascitur (De Nativitate ad Benedicamus)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol ("Now the Holly Bears a Berry") (a.k.a. St. Day Carol)
>Traditional, Christmas : Once, as I remember (Italian)
>Traditional, Christmas : Noël 7, for choir
>Traditional, Christmas : Hodie Christus natus est
>Harder, Egil : Juletræet med sin pynt (Ready Stands the Christmas Tree), song
>Traditional, Christmas : Een Kindeken is ons geboren, for choir
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
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Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Michala Petri (recorder); David Petri (cello); Elisabeth Selin (recorder); Andrew Lumsden, Alastair Ross (harpsichord, organ).

Recording information: CBS Studios, London, England.

Christmas music from one of the world's finest recorder players. Backed by The Westminster Abbey Choir and the National Philharmonic with Martin Neary. ~ Michael Erlewine



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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot Arbeau's "Orchésographie".
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous : Noël Ten
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s) :: A Great And Mighty Wonder / Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s) :: Zion Hears the Wachmen's Voices / Wachet auf
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s) :: Today to Us a Boy Is Born / Puer Nobis Nascitur
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Puer nobis nascitur (De Nativitate ad Benedicamus)
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol ("Now the Holly Bears a Berry") (a.k.a. St. Day Carol)
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s) :: Dejlig er den himmel blå / Et barn er fodt i Bethlehem
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Notes: This selection also incorporates "Beautiful is the Blue Sky."
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Once, as I remember (Italian)
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s) :: Sheep May Safely Graze / Schafe können sicher weiden
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s) :: The Shepherd's Cradle Song / Wiegenlied
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Noël 7, for choir
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Hodie Christus natus est
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Harder, Egil : Juletræet med sin pynt (Ready Stands the Christmas Tree), song
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Een Kindeken is ons geboren, for choir
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
  • Performers: Choir of Westminster Abbey; Andrew Lumsden (Harpsichord); Andrew Lumsden (Organ); National Philharmonic Orchestra [London]; David Petri (Cello); Michala Petri (Recorder); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Alastair Ross (Organ); Elizabeth Selin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Martin Neary
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1850
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio