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Christmas - Henry John Gauntlett, Traditional, Various / Voces8

Audio Samples

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Magnificat quinti toni, motet for 8 voices
>Poulenc, Francis : Motets pour le temps de Noël
>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Gorecki, Henryk M. : Totus tuus, for chorus, Op. 60
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
>Lack, Graham : Jesu, Swete Sone Dear, for chorus
>Lack, Graham : At the Manger Mary Sings, for chorus
>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piae Cantiones)
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Christmas : There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
>Mouton, Jean : Nesciens Mater Virgo Virum, for 8 voices
>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (Die Konige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
>Walton, William : What Cheer?, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 2)

Album Summary

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Magnificat quinti toni, motet for 8 voices
>Poulenc, Francis : Motets pour le temps de Noël
>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Gorecki, Henryk M. : Totus tuus, for chorus, Op. 60
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
>Lack, Graham : Jesu, Swete Sone Dear, for chorus
>Lack, Graham : At the Manger Mary Sings, for chorus
>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piae Cantiones)
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Christmas : There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
>Mouton, Jean : Nesciens Mater Virgo Virum, for 8 voices
>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (Die Konige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
>Walton, William : What Cheer?, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 2)
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The international award-winning octet VOCES8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group. Performing repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique jazz & pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color.

The international award-winning octet, VOCES8, has established itself at the forefront of British a cappella. Performing a repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique Jazz and Pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color.

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2012
This selection of arrangements for eight voices shows the group's undoubted vocal pedigree.

MusicWeb International, November 2012
They offer polished and well-nigh flawless singing. The tone, however, seems rather 'white'; frequently I found myself longing for a bit less studied technical perfection and a bit more by way of grit and feeling; much of this disc seems too smooth and effortless.

Financial Times, 22nd December 2012
There's nowhere to hide in a vocal octet, and VOCES8's singing is faultless - jaw-droppingly so in places...The traditional numbers are skillfully and tastefully arranged. Everything is dispatched with affection and palpable sincerity; another Christmas anthology you can imagine listening to in July.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011).



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Works Details

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Ensemble: Voces8
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Magnificat quinti toni, motet for 8 voices
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Poulenc, Francis : Motets pour le temps de Noël
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1952

>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1885

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Written: by 1933

>Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (Composer) (1933 - 2010) : Totus tuus, for chorus, Op. 60
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Lack, Graham : Jesu, Swete Sone Dear, for chorus
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lack, Graham : At the Manger Mary Sings, for chorus
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1951

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1927

>Traditional, Christmas : There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1420

>Mouton, Jean : Nesciens Mater Virgo Virum, for 8 voices
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (Die Könige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1859

>Walton, William : What Cheer?, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols no 2)
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1931