1989 Mander at Rochester Cathedral
1989 Mander at Rochester Cathedral

The English Nativity Festival #1349

…choirs and organists share a bountiful repertoire drawn from many years of the British holiday tradition.

Hour 1

WILLIAM MATHIAS: Sir ChristemasCity of London Choir/Hilary Davan Wetton, director; Mark Williams, organ. Naxos 8.572102

CARSON COOMAN: Adam lay yboundenChoir or Rochester Cathedral/Scott Farrell, director; Roger Sayer (1989 Mander/Rochester Cathedral) Regent 379

SIR PHILIP LEDGER: 4 Carols (Adam lay ybounden; A spotless rose; Jesus Christ the apple tree; Good Christian men, rejoice) –Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge/Philip Ledger and David Rowland, director; Roxanne Summerfield (1971 Mander/Jesus College, Cambridge) Regent 305

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: In dulci jubilo, Op. 75, no. 2Daniel Hyde (1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge) Priory 884

JUDITH WEIR: Illuminare, Jerusalem. ROBIN HOLLOWAY: Christmas Carol. STEPHEN PAULUSPilgrim JesusChoir of King’s College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury, director; Ashley Grote and Tom Winpenny (1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge) EMI Classics 58070

RODERICK ELMS: Wassail down the windRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra/Stephen Bell, conductor; Stuart Nicholson (1954 Harrison/Temple Church, London) Naxos 8.570793


Hour 2

EDWARD ELGAR: Carillon, Op. 75Huw Williams (1872 Willis-1972 Mander/St. Paul Cathedral, London) Priory 778

ALFRED HOLLINS: Christmas Cradle Song. JOHN GARDNER: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – Winchester Cathedral Choir/Andrew Lumsden, director; Simon Bell (1937-1988 Harrison/Winchester Cathedral) Regent 350

JOHN RUTTER: Dormi, JesuChoir of Westminster Abbey/James O’Donnell, conductor; Robert Quinney (1984 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London) Hyperion 67716

WILLEM MUDDE: Variations on Eris een Kindeke geboren up ard –Andrew Armstrong (1911 Lewis/Dunfermline Abbey, Scotland) Priory 915

PAUL DRAYTON: The World’s Desire. DAVID BEDNALL: Noe, noeTruro Cathedral Choir/Christopher Gray, director; Luke Bond (1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral) Regent 422

BASIL HARWOOD: Christmastide, Op. 34 –Adrian Partington (1909-1987 Nicholson/Birmingham Oratory) Priory 684

PHILIP STOPFORD: Come down, of love divineEcclesium Choir/Philip Stopford, director; Tim Noon (Keeble College Chapel, Oxford) Priory 832

WILLIAM MATHIAS: A babe is bornCity of London Choir/Hilary Davan Wetton, director; Mark Williams, organ. Naxos 8.572102