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The Choirboy's Christmas

Album Summary

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Gardner, John : Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op. 75 no 2
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Britten, Benjamin : Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
>Traditional, Christmas : A Maiden Most Gentle (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Cooke, Arnold : O Men from the Fields, cradle song
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Cornelius, Peter : The Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8
>Goss, John : See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : Past Three O'clock, carol (English)
>Scheidt, Samuel : O Jesulein süss, for chorus
>Regney, Noel : Do You Hear What I Hear?
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Anthony Way (treble); Lucy Wakeford (harp); Tom Finucane (lute); Neil Black (oboe); John Scott , Andrew Lucas (organ).

Recording information: Temple Church, London, England (07/22/1996-08/22/1996).



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Works Details

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1751
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Stephen Goss (Guitar); Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: Stephen Goss
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: Mann and Willcocks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1850
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gardner, John : Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op. 75 no 2
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1965
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1885
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Britten, Benjamin : Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 :: Balulalow
  • Performers: Lucy Wakeford (Harp); Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1942
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: H. Walford Davies
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  • Performers: Tom Finucane (Lute); Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Notes: Arranged: R. Lloyd
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1600
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : A Maiden Most Gentle (French)
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: A. Carter and J. Wedge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Cooke, Arnold : O Men from the Fields, cradle song
  • Performers: Neil Black (Oboe); John Scott (Organ); Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1864
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Cornelius, Peter : The Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8 :: no 3, Die Könige
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: Atkins
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Goss, John : See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Past Three O'clock, carol (English)
  • Performers: Simon Archer (Drum); Neil Black (Oboe); John Scott (Organ); Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Notes: Arranged: C. Hazell
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Scheidt, Samuel : O Jesulein süss, for chorus
  • Performers: John Scott (Organ); Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Regney, Noel : Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Arranged: G. Alexander
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1962
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio