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Joy to the World / Donald Hunt, Worcester Cathedral Choir

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Traditional, Christmas : El Cant dels ocells (Carol of the Birds), carol (Catalan)
>Traditional, Christmas : What Shall We Give to the Babe in the Manger?
>Traditional, Christmas : Mary, Mother of God's dear child (Sant Josep i la Mare de Deu), carol (Catalan)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol ("Now the Holly Bears a Berry") (a.k.a. St. Day Carol)
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : King Jesus Hath A Garden (Dutch)
>Llewellyn, William : Hush you, my baby, the night wind is cold
>Traditional, Christmas : We've been a while a-wandering, carol ("The Yorkshire Wassail Song")
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Traditional, Christmas : A Gallery Carol
>Corp, Ronald [Composer] : Susanni ("A little child there is yborn...")
>Weir, Judith : Illuminare, Jerusalem
>Thurlow, Jeremy : All and Some
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Llewellyn, William : In the bleak mid-winter
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>     Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Il est ne, le divin enfant (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s)
>     The first Nowell / Mary's Child

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Traditional, Christmas : El Cant dels ocells (Carol of the Birds), carol (Catalan)
>Traditional, Christmas : What Shall We Give to the Babe in the Manger?
>Traditional, Christmas : Mary, Mother of God's dear child (Sant Josep i la Mare de Deu), carol (Catalan)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol ("Now the Holly Bears a Berry") (a.k.a. St. Day Carol)
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : King Jesus Hath A Garden (Dutch)
>Llewellyn, William : Hush you, my baby, the night wind is cold
>Traditional, Christmas : We've been a while a-wandering, carol ("The Yorkshire Wassail Song")
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Traditional, Christmas : A Gallery Carol
>Corp, Ronald [Composer] : Susanni ("A little child there is yborn...")
>Weir, Judith : Illuminare, Jerusalem
>Thurlow, Jeremy : All and Some
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Llewellyn, William : In the bleak mid-winter
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Il est ne, le divin enfant (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s)
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

'Altogether a very enjoyable disc' (Organists' Review)

'...as beautiful as anything you will hear this festive season.' (Yorkshire Post - The Guide)

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Thomas Blunt, William Carslake, Benjamin Ryder (treble); Adrian Partington (organ).

Recording information: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (07/05/1988/07/06/1988).



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>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performers: Worcester Cathedral Choir; Adrian Partington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Festival Choral Society
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Traditional, Christmas : El Cant dels ocells (Carol of the Birds), carol (Catalan)
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : What Shall We Give to the Babe in the Manger?
  • Performers: Worcester Cathedral Choir; William Carslake (Treble)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Mary, Mother of God's dear child (Sant Josep i la Mare de Deu), carol (Catalan)
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Festival Choral Society
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol ("Now the Holly Bears a Berry") (a.k.a. St. Day Carol)
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performers: Worcester Cathedral Choir; Adrian Partington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: The Boys of Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : King Jesus Hath A Garden (Dutch)
  • Performers: Worcester Cathedral Choir; Adrian Partington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Festival Choral Society
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Llewellyn, William : Hush you, my baby, the night wind is cold
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : We've been a while a-wandering, carol ("The Yorkshire Wassail Song")
  • Performers: Worcester Cathedral Choir; Benjamin Ryder (Treble)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Festival Choral Society
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1864.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1864

>Traditional, Christmas : A Gallery Carol
  • Performers: Worcester Cathedral Choir; Adrian Partington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Festival Choral Society
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.

>Corp, Ronald [Composer] : Susanni ("A little child there is yborn...")
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Weir, Judith : Illuminare, Jerusalem
  • Performers: Worcester Cathedral Choir; Adrian Partington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1985

>Thurlow, Jeremy : All and Some
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: circa 1981

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performers: Worcester Cathedral Choir; Adrian Partington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: The Boys of Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Llewellyn, William : In the bleak mid-winter
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Festival Choral Society
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Performers: Worcester Cathedral Choir; Thomas Blunt (Treble)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Performers: Worcester Cathedral Choir; Adrian Partington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Festival Choral Society
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Il est né, le divin enfant (French)
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1875

>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s) :: The first Nowell / Mary's Child
  • Performers: Worcester Cathedral Choir; Adrian Partington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Donald Hunt
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 7 min. 36 sec.