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Carols from Queen's - includes A spotless rose; O Holy Night, Hark! The Herald; In the bleak midwinter, Ding dong merrily on high et al. / Choir of Queen's College, Owen Rees

Album Summary

>Tavener, John : O, do not move, for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : Angelus ad virginem (English)
>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
>Stopford, Philip : Lully lulla lullay, for chorus & organ
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol (arr. from English traditional, "Forest Green")
>Anonymous : Gaudete!
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
>Traditional, Christmas : The Boar's Head Carol
>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
>Berlioz, Hector : L'Enfance du Christ, H. 130
>Dove, Jonathan : Wellcome, all wonders in one sight!, for chorus
>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (Die Könige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
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Notes & Reviews:

The Choir of the Queen's College, Oxford is one of the world's most renowned choral institutions, and the new album Carols from Queen's presents the choir in all its luxuriant glory. This blockbuster holiday album celebrates the Choir's illustrious history, and offers some of the most beloved carols from throughout the ages.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015).



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>Tavener, John : O, do not move, for chorus
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Ensemble: Queen's College Choir, Oxford
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  • Performer: Bernadette Johns
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Traditional, Christmas : Angelus ad virginem (English)
  • Performer: Harry Meehan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 13th Century

>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
  • Performer: Robert Holbrook
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Stopford, Philip : Lully lulla lullay, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Caroline Halls
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: Harry Meehan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: Harry Meehan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1927

>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol (arr. from English traditional, "Forest Green")
  • Performer: Harry Meehan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1928

>Anonymous : Gaudete!
  • Performer: Thomas Armstrong [Composer/Conductor] (Descant)
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performers: Laurence Jeffcoate; Bernadette Johns; Harry Meehan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1982

>Traditional, Christmas : The Boar's Head Carol
  • Performer: George Parris
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 16th Century

>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
  • Performer: Caroline Halls
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Berlioz, Hector : L'Enfance du Christ, H. 130 :: The Shepherd's Farewell
  • Performer: Rebecca Baker (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 10/1850-07/1854

>Dove, Jonathan : Wellcome, all wonders in one sight!, for chorus
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1990

>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (Die Könige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
  • Performer: Robert Holbrook
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1859

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performer: Harry Meehan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performer: Harry Meehan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owen Rees
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751