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A Caroling Christmas, Beloved Carols & Music for the Holidays / Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola

Album Summary

>Seven, Seagull : What Cheer?, for chorus
>Ord, Boris : Adam lay ybounden
>Traditional, Christmas : Noël nouvelet, carol (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Down in Yon Forest, carol (English)
>Tavener, John : Today the Virgin, for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
>Traditional, Christmas : Pat-a-Pan (Burgundian)
>Walton, William : All This Time, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 4)
>Campbell, David : Immortal Babe, Who in Thine Own Way, for chorus (from A Celebration of Carols)
>Rutter, John : Shepherd's Pipe Carol
>Hall, Theodora : In a Humble Cattle Shed, for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
>Britten, Benjamin : A Boy was Born
>Near, Gerald : My Dancing Day
>Traditional, Christmas : Joys Seven (Joshua Himes's Millennial Harp, 1842)
>Traditional, Christmas : Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
>Traditional, Christmas : Venite adoramus (The snow lay on the ground)
>Burt, Alfred S. : Ah, Bleak and Chill the Wintry Wind, carol for voice & piano
>Burt, Alfred S. : We'll Dress This House, carol for voice & piano
>Burt, Alfred S. : Caroling, Caroling (Christmas Bells Are Ringing), carol for voice & piano
>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
>Hunter, Ralph : Sing Noel
>Jergenson, Dale : A Flight of Angels, for handbell choir
>Billings, William : Shepherd's Carol
>Burt, Alfred S. : The Star Carol, carol for voice & piano
>Crissman, James : Carol of the Friendly Beasts, for chorus
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Masters in This Hall
>Warrell : A Merry Christmas, carol setting for chorus
>Saylor, Bruce Stuart : A Christmas Garland
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Sing Noel with Gloriae Dei Cantores is a Christmas treat from beginning to end. The recording opens with Sing Noel - a colorful set of carols moving seamlessly from one to another. From Caroling, Caroling to My Dancing Day and The Holly and the Ivy - this recording brings you a traditional Christmas experience that will brighten your Christmas cheer and warm your heart. "I adore well-executed choral music for the holidays, and Gloriae Dei Cantores certainly fills the bill. Sing Noel is an outstanding... moving release ofintensely lovely seasonal music."--Christmasreviews.com (Sing Noel)About Be Merry - "What a refreshing musical gift this is! Those familiar with Gloriae Dei Cantores singers know what a sterling ensemble they are; they deliver all the goods here. The colorful program is a mix of familiar and new settings of Advent and Christmas texts... Seagull Seven's jazzy arrangement of "Deck the Hall" really rocks! In these and all else the singers exude joy and cheer through artful, infectious performances that are immaculate and engaging. The rich warmth of tone is balanced by vibrancy and energy... This is musical merriment that will bring great cheer at Christmastime!"--The American Organist (Be Merry)"Here's a joyful and beautifully sung album of seasonal specialties from a choir I've long considered the nation's finest amateur ensemble... We get a host of fine carol arrangements, including several of John Rutter's and one from Stephen Cleobury. You'll recognize most of them, and many are bound to be among your favorites."--American Record Guide (Be Merry)Gloriae Dei Cantores collaborated with The Boston Pops Orchestra on 10 Holiday Tours"One of the finest crafted, best blended, and innately musical ensembles with which I have had the pleasure to work."Keith Lockhart, Conductor, Boston Pops

Sing Noel with Gloriae Dei Cantores is a Christmas treat from beginning to end. The recording opens with Sing Noel - a colorful set of carols moving seamlessly from one to another. From Caroling, Caroling to My Dancing Day and The Holly and the Ivy - this recording brings you a traditional Christmas experience that will brighten your Christmas cheer and warm your heart. "I adore well-executed choral music for the holidays, and Gloriae Dei Cantores certainly fills the bill. Sing Noel is an outstanding... moving release ofintensely lovely seasonal music."--Christmasreviews.com "What a refreshing musical gift this is! Those familiar with Gloriae Dei Cantores singers know what a sterling ensemble they are; they deliver all the goods here. The colorful program is a mix of familiar and new settings of Advent and Christmas texts... Seagull Seven's jazzy arrangement of "Deck the Hall" really rocks! In these and all else the singers exude joy and cheer through artful, infectious performances that are immaculate and engaging. The rich warmth of tone is balanced by vibrancy and energy... This is musical merriment that will bring great cheer at Christmastime!"--The American Organist "Here's a joyful and beautifully sung album of seasonal specialties from a choir I've long considered the nation's finest amateur ensemble... .We get a host of fine carol arrangements, including several of John Rutter's and one from Stephen Cleobury. You'll recognize most of them, and many are bound to be among your favorites."--American Record Guide Gloriae Dei Cantores collaborated with The Boston Pops Orchestra on 10 Holiday Tours"One of the finest crafted, best blended, and innately musical ensembles with which I have had the pleasure to work."Keith Lockhart, Conductor, Boston Pops



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>Seven, Seagull : What Cheer?, for chorus
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ord, Boris : Adam lay ybounden
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Christmas : Noël nouvelet, carol (French)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 16th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Down in Yon Forest, carol (English)
  • Performer: Richard Pugsley (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.

>Tavener, John : Today the Virgin, for chorus
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

>Traditional, Christmas : Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
  • Performers: Br. Cragg (Voice); Isaac Haig; Kathy Schuman (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1900

>Traditional, Christmas : Pat-a-Pan (Burgundian)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Written: 1700

>Walton, William : All This Time, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 4)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1931

>Campbell, David : Immortal Babe, Who in Thine Own Way, for chorus (from A Celebration of Carols)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rutter, John : Shepherd's Pipe Carol
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1966

>Hall, Theodora : In a Humble Cattle Shed, for chorus
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1600

>Britten, Benjamin : A Boy was Born
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Near, Gerald : My Dancing Day
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Christmas : Joys Seven (Joshua Himes's Millennial Harp, 1842)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1900

>Traditional, Christmas : Venite adoramus (The snow lay on the ground)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.

>Burt, Alfred S. : Ah, Bleak and Chill the Wintry Wind, carol for voice & piano
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Burt, Alfred S. : We'll Dress This House, carol for voice & piano
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Burt, Alfred S. : Caroling, Caroling (Christmas Bells Are Ringing), carol for voice & piano
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1954

>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  • Performers: Isaac Haig; James Jordan; Amanda Ortolani (Soprano); Br. Reese (Cantor); Wayne Schuman (Cantor); Kathryn Shannon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Pugsley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1784

>Hunter, Ralph : Sing Noel
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); Jay Humeston (Cello); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 17 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Near, Gerald : My Dancing Day
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Jergenson, Dale : A Flight of Angels, for handbell choir
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.

>Billings, William : Shepherd's Carol
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Burt, Alfred S. : The Star Carol, carol for voice & piano
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Crissman, James : Carol of the Friendly Beasts, for chorus
  • Performers: David Bott (Boy Soprano); David Chalmers (Organ); Ryan Haig (Percussion); James Jordan (Organ); Matthew Witter (Boy Soprano)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ); Carol Mastrodomenico (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ); Carol Mastrodomenico (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Burt, Alfred S. : Caroling, Caroling (Christmas Bells Are Ringing), carol for voice & piano
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1954

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : Masters in This Hall
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1860.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1860

>Warrell : A Merry Christmas, carol setting for chorus
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Saylor, Bruce Stuart : A Christmas Garland
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas