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Carols from the Old and New Worlds, Vol. 3 - Carols from Ireland, USA, Britain, Alpine regions / Chamber Choir Ireland, Paul Hillier

Album Summary

>Chant, Gregorian : O sapientia, antiphon
>Hillier, Paul : O Come, All Ye Faithful, for chorus
>Hillier, Paul : Remember, O Thou Man, for chorus
>Chant, Gregorian : O Adonai, antiphon, Mode 2
>Hillier, Paul : Adam Lay Ibounden, for chorus
>Hillier, Paul : Gaudete! Christus est natus, for chorus
>Cowell, Henry : Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung, for chorus (Sweet Christmas Song), HC 716
>Chant, Gregorian : O Radix Jesse, antiphon
>Barry, Gerald : Carol for chorus & organ
>Hillier, Paul : Heissa, Buama, for chorus
>Chant, Gregorian : O clavis David, antiphon, Mode 2
>Bach, Johann Christoph : Merk auf, mein Herz, und sieh dorthin, motet for double chorus (formerly attrib. to J.S. Bach, BWV A
>Chant, Gregorian : O oriens splendor lucis aeternae, antiphon in mode 2
>Hillier, Paul : If Angels Sung a Savior's Birth, for chorus
>Hillier, Paul : Winter, for chorus
>Chant, Gregorian : O Rex gentium, antiphon, Mode 2
>Hillier, Paul : Gesu bambin l'e nato, for chorus
>Hillier, Paul : Away in a Manger, for chorus
>O'Gallagher, Eamonn : An Teitheadh go hEigipt, for chorus
>O'Cearbhaille, Fiontan : Suantrai ar Slanaitheora
>Chant, Gregorian : O Emmanuel, antiphon
>Hillier, Paul : Behold a Silly Tender Babe, for chorus
>Hillier, Paul : Ding Dong Merrily on High, for chorus
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

On the third volume in harmonia mundi's series Carols from the Old and New Worlds, Paul Hillier and Chamber Choir Ireland celebrate the festive season with a wide-ranging mixture of new and traditional carols. Framed by the seven 'O' antiphons for Advent, this collection features carols from Ireland, the USA, Britain, and Alpine regions, many in arrangements by Hillier himself.

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2014
Half of the arrangements are Hillier's, and his vast experience is evident in the choir's brightly communicative performances, which wear their technical adroitness lightly.

MusicWeb International, 3rd December 2014
[Hillier] brings out the best in whatever ensemble he works with. On this occasion his Irish team copes extremely well with a wide variety of styles and with all the difficulties which some of Hillier's elaborate arrangements throw at them ... I shall be listening to this recording quite frequently this Christmas.

Irish Times, 18th December 2014
Hillier has done Christmas collections with a number of the choirs he's worked with, and his new disc with Chamber Choir Ireland joins a series that delves into repertoire from both sides of the Atlantic...his way with the Austrian Hissa, Buama has a buoyant, Carl Orff-like directness.

The Observer, 7th December 2014
The remarkable 16-strong Chamber Choir Ireland could sing the telephone directory and make it sound festive. Anyone who can turn a carol as hackneyed as O Come, All Ye Faithful into something not only bearable but vigorous and uplifting deserves high praise.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Dublin.



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>Chant, Gregorian : O sapientia, antiphon
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Hillier, Paul : O Come, All Ye Faithful, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Hillier, Paul : Remember, O Thou Man, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : O Adonai, antiphon, Mode 2
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Hillier, Paul : Adam Lay Ibounden, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Hillier, Paul : Gaudete! Christus est natus, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Cowell, Henry : Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung, for chorus (Sweet Christmas Song), HC 716
  • Performer: Fergal Caulfield (Chamber Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 03/22/1948

>Chant, Gregorian : O Radix Jesse, antiphon
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Barry, Gerald : Carol for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Fergal Caulfield (Chamber Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Hillier, Paul : Heissa, Buama, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Chant, Gregorian : O clavis David, antiphon, Mode 2
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Christoph : Merk auf, mein Herz, und sieh dorthin, motet for double chorus (formerly attrib. to J.S. Bach, BWV A
  • Performer: Fergal Caulfield (Chamber Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 10 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1704

>Chant, Gregorian : O oriens splendor lucis aeternae, antiphon in mode 2
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Hillier, Paul : If Angels Sung a Savior's Birth, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Hillier, Paul : Winter, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : O Rex gentium, antiphon, Mode 2
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Hillier, Paul : Gesú bambin l'è nato, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Hillier, Paul : Away in a Manger, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>O'Gallagher, Eamonn : An Teitheadh go hÉigipt, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>O'Cearbhaille, Fiontan : Suantraí ar Slánaitheóra
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : O Emmanuel, antiphon
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Hillier, Paul : Behold a Silly Tender Babe, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Hillier, Paul : Ding Dong Merrily on High, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Chamber Choir Ireland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas