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All Is Bright / Llewellyn, Handel and Haydn Society

Album Summary

>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Hodie Christus natus est
>Traditional, Christmas : There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
>Buxtehude, Dietrich : In dulci jubilo, for SSB voices, 2 violins & continuo, BuxWV 52
>Traditional, Christmas : Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming, carol
>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (a.k.a. "We Three Kings")
>Walton, William : What Cheer?, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 2)
>Walton, William : All This Time, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 4)
>Walton, William : King Herod and the Cock, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 3)
>Walton, William : Make we joy now in this Fest, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 1)
>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
>Mathias, William : A babe is born, Op. 55
>Mathias, William : Sir Christemas
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Higdon, Jennifer : O magnum mysterium, for choir
>Ives, Charles : A Christmas Carol
>Pinkham, Daniel : Sweet Music, for choir
>Rorem, Ned [Composer] : While All Things Were in Quiet Silence (no 1 from "Motets (7) for the Church Year")
>Anonymous : Coventry Carol for voice & ensemble
>Thomson, Virgil : O My Deir Hert, carol for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
>Vignieri, Tom : Hodie Christus natus est, for choir
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Notes & Reviews:

Bostons Handel and Haydn Society is one of Americas leading choral ensembles. Under the direction of recently appointed music director Grant Llewellyn, the Society has expanded its repertoire to encompass a broader range of music, including contemporary works.



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>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Hodie Christus natus est
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1619

>Traditional, Christmas : There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1420

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : In dulci jubilo, for SSB voices, 2 violins & continuo, BuxWV 52
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Traditional, Christmas : Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming, carol
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.

>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (a.k.a. "We Three Kings")
  • Performer: Christòpheren Nomura (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1856

>Walton, William : What Cheer?, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 2)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1931

>Walton, William : All This Time, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 4)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1931

>Walton, William : King Herod and the Cock, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 3)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1931

>Walton, William : Make we joy now in this Fest, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 1)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1931

>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
  • Performer: Christòpheren Nomura (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
  • Performer: Karen Watson
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2000

>Mathias, William : A babe is born, Op. 55
  • Performer: John Finney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mathias, William : Sir Christèmas
  • Performer: John Finney (Organ)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Higdon, Jennifer : O magnum mysterium, for choir
  • Performers: Christopher Krueger (Flute); Wendy Rolfe (Flute); John Grimes (Chimes); John Grimes (Glass)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ives, Charles : A Christmas Carol
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1894

>Pinkham, Daniel : Sweet Music, for choir
  • Performers: Susan Consoli (Soprano); Janice Giampa (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rorem, Ned [Composer] : While All Things Were in Quiet Silence (no 1 from "Motets (7) for the Church Year")
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Anonymous : Coventry Carol for voice & ensemble
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Trinity Handbell Ensemble
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.

>Thomson, Virgil : O My Deir Hert, carol for chorus
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Trinity Handbell Ensemble
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Trinity Handbell Ensemble
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1784

>Vignieri, Tom : Hodie Christus natus est, for choir
  • Performers: John Finney (Organ); Christòpheren Nomura (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: Trinity Handbell Ensemble
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Mass., Unites States (04/11/2005-04/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary