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Joy In The Morning

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>Roth, Alec : Unborn
>     A Processional Introit, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Christmas : The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)
>Britten, Benjamin : A Boy was born
>     In the bleak midwinter
>Gardner, John Linton : The Holly and the Ivy
>Joubert, John : Joy in the morning, for chorus & organ
>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Traditional, Christmas : Trois Noels
>     Noël
>Leighton, Kenneth : A Christmas Carol, for chorus
>Pascual, Tomas : Oy es dia de placer y de cantar, for chorus & organ
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah
>     For he shall give his angels
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : O magnum mysterium
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Christus
>     When Jesus, our Lord
>Nicolai, Philipp : There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth, song for chorus (after Mendelssohn)
>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols
>     This Little Babe
>Roth, Alec : The Traveller
>     Epilogue
>Traditional, Scottish : O horo eeree caidil gu Lo, for chorus & organ
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Bates, Martin : Songs (3) for Christmas, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Finnish : Ole leloila, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : Jubilate

Album Summary

>Roth, Alec : Unborn
>Traditional, Christmas : The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)
>Britten, Benjamin : A Boy was born
>Gardner, John Linton : The Holly and the Ivy
>Joubert, John : Joy in the morning, for chorus & organ
>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Traditional, Christmas : Trois Noels
>Leighton, Kenneth : A Christmas Carol, for chorus
>Pascual, Tomas : Oy es dia de placer y de cantar, for chorus & organ
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : O magnum mysterium
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Christus
>Nicolai, Philipp : There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth, song for chorus (after Mendelssohn)
>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols
>Roth, Alec : The Traveller
>Traditional, Scottish : O horo eeree caidil gu Lo, for chorus & organ
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Bates, Martin : Songs (3) for Christmas, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Finnish : Ole leloila, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : Jubilate
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Notes & Reviews:

For their second release on Orchid Classics, Ex Cathedra present a brand new recording of Christmas repertoire based upon their highly successful "Christmas by Candlelight" Concert series.

Christmas has always been a special time for Ex Cathedra and their roots are firmly established in the wonderful repertoire associated with this joyful time of year. This is the first recording which features both the Choir, Consort, and their Academy of Vocal Music.

Featuring compositions and/or arrangements by Alec Roth, Benjamin Britten, John Gardner, John Joubert, Harold Darke, Naji hakim, Kenneth Leighton, Tomas Pascual, Felix Mendelssohn, Giovanni Gabrielli, Franz Xavier Gruber, Martin Bates, David Willcocks and Jeffrey Skidmore. The booklet contains full texts.

"The best choir of its kind in Britain? Very possibly..."-Michael White

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009).



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Works Details

>Roth, Alec : Unborn :: A Processional Introit, for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Samuel Boden; Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Christmas : The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)
  • Performers: Susannah Vango (Soprano); Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 12th Century

>Britten, Benjamin : A Boy was born :: In the bleak midwinter
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Gardner, John Linton : The Holly and the Ivy
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Joubert, John : Joy in the morning, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral

>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1965

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performers: Christopher Watson (Tenor); Sara Jones (Voice); Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Trois Noëls :: Noël
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.

>Leighton, Kenneth : A Christmas Carol, for chorus
  • Performers: Greg Skidmore; Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Pascual, Tomas : Oy es día de placer y de cantar, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah :: For he shall give his angels
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 08/11/1846

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : O magnum mysterium
  • Performers: Jeremy Budd (Voice); Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Christus :: When Jesus, our Lord
  • Performers: Amy Vocal]; Greg Skidmore; William Gaunt (Bass); Jeremy Budd (Voice); Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1847

>Nicolai, Philipp : There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth, song for chorus (after Mendelssohn)
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols :: This Little Babe
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1942

>Roth, Alec : The Traveller :: Epilogue
  • Performers: Samuel Boden; Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Scottish : O horo eeree caidil gu Lo, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Bates, Martin : Songs (3) for Christmas, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Finnish : Ole leloila, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performer: Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Traditional, Christmas : Jubilate
  • Performers: Jeremy Budd (Voice); Andrew Fletcher (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Birmingham, England (07/10/2009-07/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.