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Sing We Now of Christmas / Taylor Festival Choir, Eric Whitacre

Audio Samples

>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s)
>     I Saw Three Ships / Blarney Pilgrim
>Traditional, Christmas : In the Bleak Midwinter (Welsh)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sing We Now of Christmas (Noel Nouvelet)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)
>     "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
>Tavener, John : Today the Virgin, for chorus
>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
>McGlynn, Michael : Celtic Mass
>     Sanctus
>Nelhybel, Vaclav : Estampie Natalis
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Horn, C. Frank : Mrs. Hooligan's Christmas Cake, music-hall song
>Othmayr, Caspar : Es ist ein Schnee gefallen, for chorus
>Mooney, David : Lord of the Dancing Day, for chorus, violin & harp
>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
>Monnoye, Bernard De La : Patapan
>Shaw, Geoffrey : How far is it to Bethlehem
>     Children's Song of the Nativity

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s)
>Traditional, Christmas : In the Bleak Midwinter (Welsh)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sing We Now of Christmas (Noel Nouvelet)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)
>Tavener, John : Today the Virgin, for chorus
>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
>McGlynn, Michael : Celtic Mass
>Nelhybel, Vaclav : Estampie Natalis
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Horn, C. Frank : Mrs. Hooligan's Christmas Cake, music-hall song
>Othmayr, Caspar : Es ist ein Schnee gefallen, for chorus
>Mooney, David : Lord of the Dancing Day, for chorus, violin & harp
>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
>Monnoye, Bernard De La : Patapan
>Shaw, Geoffrey : How far is it to Bethlehem
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Notes & Reviews:

The Taylor Festival Choir offers an annual Celtic Christmas presentation in Charleston, South Carolina and with this recording, brings it into the listener's living room.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South C (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-).



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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s) :: I Saw Three Ships / Blarney Pilgrim
  • Performers: Danny Mallon (Bodhran); Danny Mallon (Bells); Liz Carroll (Fiddle); John Doyle (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : In the Bleak Midwinter (Welsh)
  • Performers: Richard Jobe (Piano); Mary Taylor (Violin)
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Sing We Now of Christmas (Noel Nouvelet)
  • Performers: Danny Mallon (Bodhran); Liz Carroll (Fiddle); Mary Taylor (Fiddle); John Doyle (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)
  • Performers: Susan Conant (Alto Recorder); Danny Mallon (Percussion); Natalia Khoma (Cello); David Templeton (Violin); Liz Carroll (Violin); Mary Taylor (Violin)
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 12th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2) :: "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  • Performers: Liz Carroll (Violin); Mary Taylor (Violin); Kim Robertson (Harp)
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Tavener, John : Today the Virgin, for chorus
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1989

>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2000

>McGlynn, Michael : Celtic Mass :: Sanctus
  • Performers: Tina Williams (Voice); Beth Ivory (Harp); Kori Miller (Harp); Kim Robertson (Harp); Benjamin Lee (Harp); Danny Mallon (Finger Cymbals)
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Václav Nelhybel (1919 - 1996) : Estampie Natalis
  • Performers: Richard Jobe (Organ); Danny Mallon (Tambourine); Danny Mallon (Bodhran); Tina Williams (Voice); Natalia Khoma (Cello); Susan Conant (Recorder); Matt Masie (Bells); Matt Masie (Triangle); Mark Hightower (Violin); Mary Taylor (Violin)
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  • Performer: Kim Robertson (Harp)
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Horn, C. Frank : Mrs. Hooligan's Christmas Cake, music-hall song
  • Performers: Liz Carroll (Fiddle); Danny Mallon (Drum); Robert Taylor (Trombone); John Doyle (Mandola)
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1883

>Othmayr, Caspar : Es ist ein Schnee gefallen, for chorus
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Mooney, David : Lord of the Dancing Day, for chorus, violin & harp
  • Performers: Kim Robertson (Celtic Harp); Danny Mallon (Bodhran); Susan Conant (Flute); Beth Ivory (Celtic Harp); Mary Taylor (Violin)
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1850

>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1958

>Monnoye, Bernard De La : Patapan
  • Performers: Danny Mallon (Bodhran); Liz Carroll (Fiddle); John Doyle (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Shaw, Geoffrey : How far is it to Bethlehem :: Children's Song of the Nativity
  • Performer: Kiri Taylor
  • Conductor: Robert Taylor
  • Notes: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, South Carolina (2010-06-17&2010-06-19&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas