1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England
1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England
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An English Christmas Festival #2350

. . . choirs and organists in British chapels and cathedrals share the glad tidings.

Hour 1

HENRY GAUNTLETTOnce in Royal David’s CityChoir of King’s College/Daniel Hyde; Samuel Hodson, treble; Matthew Martin (1934-2016 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge) King’s College Choir 0060

DAVID HALLSRejoice and be merrySalisbury Cathedral Choir/David Halls; Daniel Cook (1877 Willis-2020 Harrison/Salisbury Cathedral) Priory 1025

PAUL DRAYTONThe World’s DesirePHILIP STOPFORDBorn in a stableTruro Cathedral Choir/Christopher Gray; Luke Bond (1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral) Regent 499 & Regent 400

GERAINT LEWIS:  A little hymn to MaryChoir of St. John’s College/Christopher Robinson; Iain Farrington (1994 Mander/St. John’s College Chapel, Cambridge) Nimbus 5589

JOHN RUTTER (arr.):  The Twelve Days of ChristmasHuddersfield Choral Society/Keith Rhodes; Anthony Cooke (1860 Willis-1980 Harrison/Town Hall, Huddersfield) Chandos 4541

HUW WILLIAMSGaudete. ROY MASSEYAdam lay yboundenBath Abbey Choir/Huw Williams; Tim Palmer, percussion; Sean Bowers (1997 Klais/Bath Abbey) Regent 555

ARCANGELO CORELLIPastorale, fr Christmas Concerto, Opus 6, no. 8RICHARD PURVISPrelude on Greensleeves.  DAVID WILLCOCKS:  Postlude on Hark, the herald angels sing!Kevin Bowyer (1888 Hill-1986 Mander/Chichester Cathedral) Nimbus 7711

HALDANE CAMPBELL STEWARTOn this day earth shall ringHereford Cathedral Choir/Geraint Bowen; Peter Dyke (1892 Willis/Hereford Cathedral) Regent 388

Filler – RUTTERThe Twelve Days of Christmas (see above)

Hour 2

ANDREW CARTERHodie Christus natus estChapter House Choir/Jane Sturmhett; Philip Moore (1959 Walker/York Minster) Guild 7166

JOHN RUTTERCandlelight Carol & Star CarolWells Cathedral Choir/Matthew Owens; Jonathan Vaughn (1973 Harrison/Wells Cathedral) Regent 399

BOB CHILCOTT (arr.):  While shepherds watchedJAMES MURRAY (arr. Chilcott)Away in a manger.  MALCOLM ARCHERA little child there is ybornBath Abbey Choir/Peter King; Marcus Sealy (1997 Klais/Bath Abbey) Regent 390

PERCY C. BUCK:  3 Christmas Anthems (A Carol of Christmas Day, Christmas Dawn, & There came wise men from the east) –The Sheldon Consort/Rupert Gough; David Bednall (1973 Harrison/Wells Cathedral) Priory 835

WILLIAM MATHIASAve Rex (5 Carols for Christmas)Westminster Abbey Choir/James O’Donnell; Robert Quinney (1937 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London) Hyperion 67716

JOHN IRELANDThe Holy BoyPhilip Smith (1994 Walker/Exeter College, Oxford) Guild 7226

GARTH EDMUNDSONToccata-Prelude on Vom Himmel hochSimon Bell (1988 Harrison/Winchester Cathedral) Regent 350 

Filler – GAUNTLETT (see above)

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