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Christmas From Winchester / Winchester Cathedral Choir, Simon Bell

Audio Samples

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Chilcott, Robert : Shepherd's Carol
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Wither's Rocking Hymn ("Sweet baby, sleep! What ails my dear?"), carol for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (Birjina gaztettobat zegoen), Basque carol
>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
>Hollins, Alfred : A Christmas Cradle Song for Organ
>Lauridsen, Morten : O magnum mysterium
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Edmundson, Garth : Toccata Prelude for organ no 4 ("Von Himmel Hoch")

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Chilcott, Robert : Shepherd's Carol
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Wither's Rocking Hymn ("Sweet baby, sleep! What ails my dear?"), carol for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (Birjina gaztettobat zegoen), Basque carol
>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
>Hollins, Alfred : A Christmas Cradle Song for Organ
>Lauridsen, Morten : O magnum mysterium
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Edmundson, Garth : Toccata Prelude for organ no 4 ("Von Himmel Hoch")
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This recording presents a selection from the wide range of music that is heard in services at Winchester Cathedral during the Christmas period.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010).



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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performers: Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp)
  • Conductor: Andrew Lumsden
  • Ensemble: Winchester Cathedral Choir
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Chilcott, Robert : Shepherd's Carol
  • Performers: Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2000

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performers: Andrew De Silva (Voice); Zoe Halbert (Voice); Jonathan Upfold (Voice); Anna-Lisa Springham (Voice); Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Performers: Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Wither's Rocking Hymn ("Sweet baby, sleep! What ails my dear?"), carol for chorus
  • Performers: Simon Gallear (Bass); James Picton-Turbervill (Voice); Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1928

>Traditional, Christmas : The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (Birjina gaztettobat zegoen), Basque carol
  • Performers: Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.

>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
  • Performers: Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1942

>Hollins, Alfred : A Christmas Cradle Song for Organ
  • Performer: Simon Bell (Organ)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Lauridsen, Morten : O magnum mysterium
  • Performers: Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performers: Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol
  • Performers: Frances Kelly (Harp); Simon Bell (Organ)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performers: James Picton-Turbervill (Voice); Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp); William Kendall (Tenor)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
  • Performers: Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1965

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performers: Simon Bell (Organ); Frances Kelly (Harp)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Edmundson, Garth : Toccata Prelude for organ no 4 ("Von Himmel Hoch")
  • Performer: Simon Bell (Organ)
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral, London, England (05/26/2010-05/28/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern