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The Holly & Ivy

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : King Jesus Hath A Garden (Dutch)
>Woodward, George R. : Up! good Christian folk, and listen, for chorus & orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Rutter, John : Donkey Carol
>Traditional, Christmas : The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)
>Rutter, John : Cradle Song, for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : Child in a Manger
>Rutter, John : Mary's Lullaby
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw A Maiden (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>Praetorious, Michael : The Noble stem of Jesse
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Children's Songs (16), Op. 54
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Praetorious, Michael : Omnis Mundus Jocundetur (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Wassail Song ("We've been awhile awandering"), song for chorus (English Folksongs for chorus no 5;
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
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Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Lady Chapel Of Ely Cathedral (1979).

Holly & Ivy features the Clare College Choir and Orchestra of Cambridge performing a variety of holiday favorites. Featured performances include "King Jesus Hath a Garden," "Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen," "Gabriel's Message," and "Donkey Carol," in addition to 16 others. Those who appreciate choral and orchestral music should find this a pleasant addition to the holiday season. ~ Jason Birchmeier



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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : King Jesus Hath A Garden (Dutch)
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Woodward, George R. : Up! good Christian folk, and listen, for chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rutter, John : Donkey Carol
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1975
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 12th Century
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rutter, John : Cradle Song, for chorus
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Child in a Manger
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rutter, John : Mary's Lullaby
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1979
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1717
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw A Maiden (Basque)
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1666
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Praetorious, Michael : The Noble stem of Jesse
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Children's Songs (16), Op. 54 :: The crown of roses
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Praetorious, Michael : Omnis Mundus Jocundetur (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Wassail Song ("We've been awhile awandering"), song for chorus (English Folksongs for chorus no 5;
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1913
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performer: Cambridge Clare College Choir & Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710
  • Studio/Live: Studio