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Sweet Was the Song: English Music for Christmas

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to the Virgin
>Bennett, Richard R. : Sweet was the song, for chorus
>Bennett, Richard R. : There is no rose, for chorus
>Warlock, Peter : I Saw a Fair Maiden
>Anonymous, English : Hush! my dear, lie still and slumber (Harmonia Sacra. London, 1767)
>Howells, Herbert : Here is the little door
>Warlock, Peter : Lullaby my Jesus
>Bennett, Richard R. : That younge child, for chorus
>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
>Bennett, Richard R. : Out of your sleep
>Bennett, Richard R. : Susanni, for chorus
>Warlock, Peter : Bethlehem Down
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Warlock, Peter : Benedicamus Domino, for double chorus
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Blessed Son of God, for chorus (arranged from "Hodie," Christmas cantata)
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)
>Walton, William : What Cheer?, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 2)
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Wassail Song ("Wassail, wassail, all over the town"), carol for chorus ("Gloucestershire Wassail")
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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1420

>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to the Virgin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Bennett, Richard R. : Sweet was the song, for chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bennett, Richard R. : There is no rose, for chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Warlock, Peter : I Saw a Fair Maiden
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1927

>Anonymous, English : Hush! my dear, lie still and slumber (Harmonia Sacra. London, 1767)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Written: 17th Century

>Howells, Herbert : Here is the little door
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1918

>Warlock, Peter : Lullaby my Jesus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bennett, Richard R. : That younge child, for chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Bennett, Richard R. : Out of your sleep
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Bennett, Richard R. : Susanni, for chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Warlock, Peter : Bethlehem Down
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1927

>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Written: by 1933

>Warlock, Peter : Benedicamus Domino, for double chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Blessed Son of God, for chorus (arranged from "Hodie," Christmas cantata)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1954

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2) :: "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Walton, William : What Cheer?, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 2)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1931

>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Wassail Song ("Wassail, wassail, all over the town"), carol for chorus ("Gloucestershire Wassail")
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic