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Christmas Carols / Donald Hunt, Worcester Cathedral Choir

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Davies, Henry Walford : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : The Cherry Tree Carol
>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
>Traditional, Christmas : Sing aloud
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>     Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
>Traditional, Christmas : Joys Seven (Joshua Himes's Millennial Harp, 1842)
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Traditional, Christmas : Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head (American)
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little One Sweet
>Traditional, Christmas : Hajej, nynej, Jezishku (Rocking Carol) (Czech)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)
>     "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
>Traditional, Christmas : As I out rode this enderes night (The Coventry Shepherds' Carol) (16th century)
>Traditional, Christmas : Unto Us Is Born A Son (Puer nobis nascitur; Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Davies, Henry Walford : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : The Cherry Tree Carol
>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
>Traditional, Christmas : Sing aloud
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Traditional, Christmas : Joys Seven (Joshua Himes's Millennial Harp, 1842)
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Traditional, Christmas : Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head (American)
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little One Sweet
>Traditional, Christmas : Hajej, nynej, Jezishku (Rocking Carol) (Czech)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)
>Traditional, Christmas : As I out rode this enderes night (The Coventry Shepherds' Carol) (16th century)
>Traditional, Christmas : Unto Us Is Born A Son (Puer nobis nascitur; Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Robert Stringer (treble); Raymond Johnston (organ).

Recording information: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (09/22/1992/09/23/1992).



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Davies, Henry Walford : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1920

>Traditional, Christmas : The Cherry Tree Carol
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1820

>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1904-1905

>Traditional, Christmas : Sing aloud
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Traditional, Christmas : Joys Seven (Joshua Himes's Millennial Harp, 1842)
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Written: by 1933

>Traditional, Christmas : Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head (American)
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Traditional, Christmas : O Little One Sweet
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Hajej, nynej, Jezishku (Rocking Carol) (Czech)
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2) :: "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Traditional, Christmas : As I out rode this enderes night (The Coventry Shepherds' Carol) (16th century)
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Christmas : Unto Us Is Born A Son (Puer nobis nascitur; Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 13th Century

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Raymond Johnston (Organ); Robert Stringer (Treble); Worcester Cathedral Choir; Donald Hunt (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818