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Davies: One star, at last; Tavener, etc / Cleobury, Quinney

Album Summary

>Holten, Bo : Nowell sing we now
>Martland, Steve : Carols (3), for chorus
>Rutti, Carl : I Wonder as I Wander, for choir & organ
>Weir, Judith : Illuminare, Jerusalem
>Bingham, Judith : The Shepherd's Gift, for chorus & organ
>Grier, Francis : Corpus Christi Carol, for chorus & organ
>Adès, Thomas : The Fayrfax Carol
>Susa, Conrad : The Shepherds Sing, for chorus & organ
>Ford, Jean Belmont : Nativitas, for choir
>MacMillan, James : Seinte Mari moder milde
>Tavener, John : Today the Virgin, for chorus
>Kornowicz, Jerzy : Oczekiwanie (Waiting), for chorus
>Bennett, Richard R. : Carol ("Deep in the Fading Leaves of Night"), for chorus
>Maxwell Davies, Peter : One star, at last
>Harbison, John : O Magnum Mysterium, for chorus (short setting)
>Panufnik, Roxanna : Sleep, Little Jesus, Sleep, for chorus
>Goodall, Howard : Romance of the Angels, for chorus & organ
>Harle, John : Mrs Beeton's Christmas Plum Pudding, for chorus
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This Christmas CD includes eight new carols several premiere recordings, and a selection of music serious and light-hearted, contemplative and joyful by some of the leading British, European and North American choral composers of the day. Composers include Martland, Weir, Ades, MacMillan, Tavener, Kornowicz, Rodney Bennet and Harle, and features World Premiere Recordings!



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Works Details

>Holten, Bo : Nowell sing we now
  • Performers: Robert Quinney (Organ); Micaela Haslam (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Martland, Steve : Carols (3), for chorus
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Carl Rütti (1949 - ) : I Wonder as I Wander, for choir & organ
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Weir, Judith : Illuminare, Jerusalem
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1985

>Bingham, Judith : The Shepherd's Gift, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Grier, Francis : Corpus Christi Carol, for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Robert Quinney (Organ); Pamela Priestley-Smith; Kim Porter (Alto)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Thomas Adès (Conductor/Composer) (1971 - ) : The Fayrfax Carol
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1997

>Susa, Conrad : The Shepherds Sing, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ford, Jean Belmont : Nativitas, for choir
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>MacMillan, James : Seinte Mari moder milde
  • Performers: Robert Quinney (Organ); Carolyn Foulkes (Soprano); Robert Johnston (Tenor); Margaret Feaviour (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tavener, John : Today the Virgin, for chorus
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1989

>Kornowicz, Jerzy : Oczekiwanie (Waiting), for chorus
  • Performers: Robert Quinney (Organ); Neil MacKenzie (Tenor); Margaret Feaviour (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bennett, Richard R. : Carol ("Deep in the Fading Leaves of Night"), for chorus
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Maxwell Davies, Peter : One star, at last
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984

>Harbison, John : O Magnum Mysterium, for chorus (short setting)
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Panufnik, Roxanna : Sleep, Little Jesus, Sleep, for chorus
  • Performers: Robert Quinney (Organ); Jennifer Adams-Barbaro
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Goodall, Howard : Romance of the Angels, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Harle, John : Mrs Beeton's Christmas Plum Pudding, for chorus
  • Performers: Robert Quinney (Organ); Eleanor Bron (Spoken Vocals)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London / Maida Vale Studio 3 (06/29/2000-06/30/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas