1 800 222 6872

"Song of the Nativity", New and Traditional Christmas Choral Music by John Rutter, Cecilia McDowall, John Gardner, Will Todd, Peter Warlock & more / Harry Christophers, The Sixteen

Album Summary

>Lauridsen, Morten : O magnum mysterium
>Skempton, Howard : Adam lay y-bounden, advent carol for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : The Babe of Bethlehem
>Jackson, Gabriel : The Christ-Child, for chorus
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Christmas : A Gallery Carol
>Todd, Will : My Lord has come, for chorus
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Holy Boy, version for chorus
>Davies, Henry Walford : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
>Gardner, John : When Christ was born of Mary free, for chorus, Op. 55
>McDowall, Cecilia : Now may we singen
>Traditional, Christmas : How Far Is It to Bethlehem?, carol
>Ord, Boris : Adam lay ybounden
>Roth, Alec : Song of the Shepherds, for chorus
>Anonymous : Come All You Worthy Gentlemen
>Chilcott, Robert : Shepherd's Carol
>Anonymous : This Endris Night
>Rutter, John : There is a flower
>Traditional, Christmas : Christmas Eve
>Bullard, Alan : And All the Stars Looked Down, for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : A Child Is Born in Bethlehem (The Dutch Carol)
>MacMillan, James : O Radiant Dawn, for chorus
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >

Notes & Reviews:

The Sixteen contrasts the dramatic intensity of music by some of todays most admired composers with such traditional and modern carols as Boris Ords Adam lay ybounden and Henry Walford Davies version of O little town of Bethlehem. Much-loved modern classics including John Rutters There is a flower, Morten Lauridsens O magnum mysterium and James MacMillans O radiant dawn also appear on this beautiful album and there are many others which, in the course of time, will also become classics; every one of them by their unashamed simplicity, captures the joy and sincerity of this most wonderful of seasons. This album provides a perfect peaceful and uplifting antidote to the hectic pre-Christmas rush.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Lauridsen, Morten : O magnum mysterium
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1994

>Skempton, Howard : Adam lay y-bounden, advent carol for chorus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1999

>Traditional, Christmas : The Babe of Bethlehem
  • Performers: Ben Davies (Tenor); Mark Dobell (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Jackson, Gabriel : The Christ-Child, for chorus
  • Performer: Julie Cooper (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1927

>Traditional, Christmas : A Gallery Carol
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Todd, Will : My Lord has come, for chorus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Holy Boy, version for chorus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1941

>Davies, Henry Walford : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1920

>Gardner, John : When Christ was born of Mary free, for chorus, Op. 55
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1962

>McDowall, Cecilia : Now may we singen
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2007

>Traditional, Christmas : How Far Is It to Bethlehem?, carol
  • Performers: Jeremy Budd (Voice); Alexandra Kidgell (Voice)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Ord, Boris : Adam lay ybounden
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Roth, Alec : Song of the Shepherds, for chorus
  • Performers: Katy Hill (Soprano); Emilia Morton
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2013

>Anonymous : Come All You Worthy Gentlemen
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Chilcott, Robert : Shepherd's Carol
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2000

>Anonymous : This Endris Night
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Rutter, John : There is a flower
  • Performer: Alexandra Kidgell (Voice)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1986

>Traditional, Christmas : Christmas Eve
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Bullard, Alan : And All the Stars Looked Down, for chorus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2007

>Traditional, Christmas : A Child Is Born in Bethlehem (The Dutch Carol)
  • Performer: Emilia Morton
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1599

>MacMillan, James : O Radiant Dawn, for chorus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (12/07/2015-12/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas