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Celebrate Christmas - Britten, Willcocks, Pinel, Byram-Wigfield / The Choristers of St. Georges Chapel, WindsorÆs Castle

Album Summary

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Zither Carol (Czech)
>Bairstow, Edward : The Blessed Virgin Mary's Cradle Song
>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Nouveau livre de noëls (12), Op. 2
>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : Il est ne, le divin enfant (French)
>Hadley, Patrick : I sing of a maiden
>Traditional, Christmas : Hajej, nynej, Jezishku (Rocking Carol) (Czech)
>Rutter, John : Star Carol
>Lemare, Edwin Henry : Adeste fideles, for chorus
>Davies, Henry Walford : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Ballet, William : Lute-book lullaby
>Britten, Benjamin : Friday Afternoons
>Dubois, Théodore : Noel, for organ
>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
>Stainer, John : When Jesus Was Born, anthem for chorus & organ (from I Desired Truth)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hansel and Gretel
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
The recording from St George's Chapel, Windsor includes only the boy choristers. Some of the pieces on the program were originally written for treble voices; others are adaptations. The boys produce a well-blended sound, whether in unison or parts. Listeners who revel in the sound of well-trained boys' voices will find this recording delightful. The program is filled out with four organ pieces played by director Timothy Byram-Wigfield. These were recorded at St George's Chapel. The choral selections were recorded in the chapel of Exeter College, Oxford, with Richard Pinel as accompanist.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011); St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (03/14/2011-03/15/2011); Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (07/21/2011); St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (07/21/2011).



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Works Details

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Ensemble: The Choristers of St. Georges Chapel, WindsorÆs Castle
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : Zither Carol (Czech)
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.

>Bairstow, Edward : The Blessed Virgin Mary's Cradle Song
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1892

>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Nouveau livre de noëls (12), Op. 2
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1757

>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols :: There is no rose
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1942

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Traditional, Christmas : Il est né, le divin enfant (French)
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1875

>Hadley, Patrick : I sing of a maiden
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1936

>Traditional, Christmas : Hajej, nynej, Jezishku (Rocking Carol) (Czech)
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.

>Rutter, John : Star Carol
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1972

>Lemare, Edwin Henry : Adeste fideles, for chorus
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Davies, Henry Walford : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
  • Performers: Thomas Armstrong [Composer/Conductor] (Descant); Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1920

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Ballet, William : Lute-book lullaby
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Britten, Benjamin : Friday Afternoons :: A New Year Carol
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Théodore Dubois (1837 - 1924) : Noël, for organ
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1582

>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1833

>Stainer, John : When Jesus Was Born, anthem for chorus & organ (from I Desired Truth)
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hansel and Gretel :: Angel's Prayer
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: Richard Pinel (Organ)
  • Conductor: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • Notes: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England (03/14/2011-03/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840