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Christmas from Cambridge / Cambridge Choir of Queens' College

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> A solis ortus cardine* - A solis ortus cardine
> Verbum patris umanatur - Verbum patris umanatur
> Nowell: Dieus wous garde - Nowell: Dieus wous garde
> Robertsbridge codex: Estampie - Robertsbridge codex: Estampie
> Ther is no rose of swych vertu - Ther is no rose of swych vertu
> Lullay, lullow, I saw a swete semly syght - Lullay, lullow, I saw a swete semly syght
> Swete was the song the Virgin soong (arr. T. Hamond) - Swete was the song the Virgin soong
> Lullaby my sweet little baby - Lullaby my sweet little baby
> A Fancie - A Fancie
> Bethlehem Down - Bethlehem Down
> Silent night (arr. A. Ridout) - Silent night (arr. A. Ridout)
> Long, Long ago - Long, Long ago
> All this time - All this time
> The Holly and the Ivy - The Holly and the Ivy
> What cheer? - What cheer?
> Toccata on Veni Emmanuel - Toccata on Veni Emmanuel
> 7 Sacred Motets - 7 Sacred Motets: No. 5. Ave regina coelorum
> O magnum mysterium - O magnum mysterium: Carol: The fader of Heaven
> Verbum Supernum Prodiens - Verbum Supernum Prodiens

Album Summary

>Chant, Sarum : A solis ortus cardine
>Traditional, Christmas : Verbum patris humanatur (conduit)
>Smert, Richard : Nowell, nowell
>Anonymous, Robertsbridge Codex : Estampie
>Traditional, Christmas : Ther Is No Ros' (English, Trinity Roll, 15th c.), carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Lullay, lullow
>Traditional, Christmas : Lute Book Lullaby ("Sweet was the song the Virgin sung")
>Byrd, William : Lullaby
>Byrd, William : Fantasia, for keyboard in C major, no 2, MB 25 "A Fancie"
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Howells, Herbert : Long, long ago
>Walton, William : All This Time, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 4)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Walton, William : What Cheer?, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 2)
>Carter, Andrew : Organ Toccata on "Veni Emmanuel"
>Finnissy, Michael : Ave regina coelorum, motet
>Maxwell Davies, Peter : The Fader of Heaven, for vocal ensemble
>Anonymous : Verbum supernum prodiens
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Notes & Reviews:

Exquisite medieval carols and a lovely mix of old and new. Recorded in the college chapel.Christmas-ámusic from old English plainchant to the best of-áChristmas-áanthems.



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Works Details

>Chant, Sarum : A solis ortus cardine
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Christmas : Verbum patris humanatur (conduit)
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Smert, Richard : Nowell, nowell :: Dieu vous garde
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous, Robertsbridge Codex : Estampie
  • Performer: James Weeks (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Ther Is No Ros' (English, Trinity Roll, 15th c.), carol
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1420

>Traditional, Christmas : Lullay, lullow
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 14th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Lute Book Lullaby ("Sweet was the song the Virgin sung")
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Lullaby
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1588

>Byrd, William : Fantasia, for keyboard in C major, no 2, MB 25 "A Fancie"
  • Performer: Matthew Steynor (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1927

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Howells, Herbert : Long, long ago
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Walton, William : All This Time, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 4)
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1931

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Walton, William : What Cheer?, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 2)
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1931

>Carter, Andrew : Organ Toccata on "Veni Emmanuel"
  • Performer: Matthew Steynor (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Finnissy, Michael : Ave regina coelorum, motet
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Maxwell Davies, Peter : The Fader of Heaven, for vocal ensemble
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1960

>Anonymous : Verbum supernum prodiens
  • Conductor: James Weeks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.