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Adeste Fideles: Christmas Carols from Her Majesty's Chapel Royal - Works by Atkins, Britten, Carter, Cornelius, Gardner, Howells, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, Tavener, Vaughan Williams, and more / Martyn Noble, organ

Album Summary

>Rutter, John : Sans Day Carol
>Traditional Spiritual : Glorious Kingdom ("The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy")
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
>Carter, Andrew : A Maiden Most Gentle
>Weelkes, Thomas : Hosanna to the Son of David
>Dove, Jonathan : The Three Kings, for chorus
>Carter, Andrew : Spanish Carol, for chorus
>Welsh Traditional : Suo Gân (Lullaby), song
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Christus, oratorio, Op. 97 (unfinished)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol (arr. from English traditional, "Forest Green")
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : I Saw Three Ships, carol for baritone & male chorus [Carols (9) no 7]
>Head, Michael : The Little Road to Bethlehem
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Britten, Benjamin : A New Year Carol
>Popplewell, Richard : Blessed Jesu! Here We Stand, for chorus
>Stravinsky, Igor : Blessed Virgin
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (Die Könige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
>Sargent, Malcolm : De Virgin Mary, arrangement for chorus
>Gardner, John : The Holly and the Ivy, for chorus & piano or orchestra, Op. 58/2
>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This new release from The Choir of Chapel Royal features Christmas carols both old and new. These songs were recorded in St. James's Palace, London, and the stunning acoustics can be heard in each track. Huw Williams currently serves as Director of Music at Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace. He also directs Cantemus Chamber Choir and Stroud Choral Society, and is on the faculty at Eton College.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015).



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Works Details

>Rutter, John : Sans Day Carol
  • Performer: Martyn Noble (Organ)
  • Conductor: Huw Williams
  • Ensemble: Choir of the Chapel Royal
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1969

>Traditional Spiritual : Glorious Kingdom ("The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy")
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Performers: Cedric Amamoo (Voice); Matthew Davies (Voice); Peter Heywood (Voice); Jayden Tejuoso (Voice)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performers: Martyn Noble (Organ); David Willcocks (Descant)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performer: Martyn Noble (Organ)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1982

>Carter, Andrew : A Maiden Most Gentle
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Weelkes, Thomas : Hosanna to the Son of David
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dove, Jonathan : The Three Kings, for chorus
  • Performers: Michael Clayton-Jolly (Voice); Harry Fetherstonhaugh (Voice)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Carter, Andrew : Spanish Carol, for chorus
  • Performer: Michael Clayton-Jolly (Voice)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Welsh Traditional : Suo Gân (Lullaby), song
  • Performers: Cedric Amamoo (Voice); Martyn Noble (Organ)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Christus, oratorio, Op. 97 (unfinished)
  • Performers: Matthew Davies (Voice); John Langridge (Voice); Martyn Noble (Organ); Maciek O'Shea (Bass); Andrew Tipple (Voice)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1847

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol (arr. from English traditional, "Forest Green")
  • Performer: Thomas Armstrong [Composer/Conductor] (Descant)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1928

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : I Saw Three Ships, carol for baritone & male chorus [Carols (9) no 7]
  • Performers: Cedric Amamoo (Voice); Jerome Finnis (Treble); Peter Heywood (Voice); John Langridge (Voice); Jayden Tejuoso (Voice)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: ?1942

>Head, Michael : The Little Road to Bethlehem
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Britten, Benjamin : A New Year Carol
  • Performer: Martyn Noble (Organ)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Popplewell, Richard : Blessed Jesu! Here We Stand, for chorus
  • Performers: Harry Fetherstonhaugh (Voice); Maciek O'Shea (Bass)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1982

>Stravinsky, Igor : Blessed Virgin
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performers: Martyn Noble (Organ); David Willcocks (Descant)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (Die Könige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
  • Performer: Maciek O'Shea (Bass)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1859

>Sargent, Malcolm : De Virgin Mary, arrangement for chorus
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gardner, John : The Holly and the Ivy, for chorus & piano or orchestra, Op. 58/2
  • Performer: Martyn Noble (Organ)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1963

>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
  • Performer: Maciek O'Shea (Bass)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performers: Martyn Noble (Organ); David Willcocks (Descant)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (04/20/2015/04/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 15th Century