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Of Kings & Angels: A Christmas Carol Collection

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Blake, Katherine : There Is No Rose of Swych Vertu
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Angel Gabriel, carol
>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Traditional, Christmas : Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Britten, Benjamin : Corpus Christi Carol, for voice or unison chorus & organ
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Recording information: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge; Bellissima Studios.



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>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Descant); Katherine Blake (Percussion); Katherine Blake (Treble Recorder); Katherine Blake (Voice); Rebecca Dutton (Psaltery); Clare Edmondson (Harp); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Nick Marsh (Cuatro); Nick Marsh (Percussion); Melpomeni (Voice); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Josephine Ravenheart (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine); Kavus Torabi (Cuatro); Paul Winter-Hart (Drums)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1666

>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Percussion); Katherine Blake (Treble Recorder); Katherine Blake (Voice); Katherine Blake (Zither); Robin Blick (French Horn); Rebecca Dutton (Psaltery); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Nick Marsh (Percussion); Melpomeni (Voice); Frank Moon (Oud); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine); Kavus Torabi (Cuatro); Paul Winter-Hart (Drums)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1857

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Percussion); Jennifer Bliss (Fiddle); Esther Dee (Voice); Rebecca Dutton (Psaltery); Clare Edmondson (Harp); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Ruth Galloway (Autoharp); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Nick Marsh (Percussion); Melpomeni (Voice); Frank Moon (Cittern); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine); Paul Winter-Hart (Drums)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Blake, Katherine : There Is No Rose of Swych Vertu
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Voice); Esther Dee (Voice); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Melpomeni (Voice); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Josephine Ravenheart (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Descant Recorder); Katherine Blake (Percussion); Katherine Blake (Sopranino Recorder); Katherine Blake (Treble Recorder); Katherine Blake (Voice); Jennifer Bliss; Rebecca Dutton (Psaltery); Clare Edmondson (Voice); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Nick Marsh (Cuatro); Nick Marsh (Percussion); Melpomeni (Voice); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine); Kavus Torabi; Paul Winter-Hart (Drums)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : The Angel Gabriel, carol
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Melpomeni (Voice); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Percussion); Katherine Blake (Violin); Katherine Blake (Zither); Robin Blick (French Horn); Jennifer Bliss (Viola d'amore); Rebecca Dutton (Psaltery); Maxine Fone (Voice); Sarah Foster (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Nick Marsh; Melpomeni (Voice); Frank Moon (Cittern); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1904-1905

>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Percussion); Jennifer Bliss (Crumhorn); Esther Dee (Voice); Rebecca Dutton; Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Nick Marsh (Zither); Melpomeni (Voice); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Josephine Ravenheart (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine); Kavus Torabi (Cuatro); Paul Winter-Hart (Drums)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Traditional, Christmas : Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Voice); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Melpomeni (Voice); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Percussion); Katherine Blake (Treble Recorder); Jennifer Bliss (Double Bass); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Nick Marsh (Percussion); Nick Marsh (Saz); Melpomeni (Voice); Frank Moon (Oud); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Josephine Ravenheart (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine); Kavus Torabi (Cuatro)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Clare Edmondson (Voice); Maxine Fone (Voice); Sarah Foster (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Melpomeni (Voice); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 12th Century

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Percussion); Katherine Blake (Zither); Jennifer Bliss; Rebecca Dutton (Psaltery); Clare Edmondson (Harp); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Ruth Galloway (Autoharp); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Melpomeni (Voice); Frank Moon (Cittern); Emily Ovenden (Voice); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1885

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Descant Recorder); Katherine Blake (Percussion); Katherine Blake (Treble Recorder); Katherine Blake (Zither); Jennifer Bliss; Rebecca Dutton (Psaltery); Clare Edmondson (Harp); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Nick Marsh (Cuatro); Nick Marsh (Percussion); Melpomeni (Voice); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine); Kavus Torabi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Voice); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Melpomeni (Voice); Emily Ovenden (Voice); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Percussion); Katherine Blake (Treble Recorder); Jennifer Bliss (Double Bass); Rebecca Dutton (Psaltery); Clare Edmondson (Voice); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Nick Marsh (Percussion); Nick Marsh (Spanish Guitar); Melpomeni (Voice); Frank Moon (Oud); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine); Paul Winter-Hart (Drums)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Percussion); Katherine Blake (Treble Recorder); Katherine Blake (Voice); Jennifer Bliss; Rebecca Dutton (Psaltery); Clare Edmondson (Harp); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Nick Marsh (Spanish Guitar); Melpomeni (Voice); Frank Moon (Cittern); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818

>Britten, Benjamin : Corpus Christi Carol, for voice or unison chorus & organ
  • Performers: Anne Almedal (Voice); Rachel Asch (Voice); Mediaeval Baebes; Katherine Blake (Percussion); Katherine Blake (Violin); Katherine Blake (Zither); Jennifer Bliss (Lute); Esther Dee (Voice); Clare Edmondson (Harp); Maxine Fone (Voice); Ruth Galloway (Alto Recorder); Bev Harling (Voice); Tanya Jackson (Voice); Melpomeni (Voice); Claire Rabbitt (Voice); Nichole Sleet (Tambourine); Kavus Torabi (Cuatro)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1961