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Christmas with St John's ()

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composed by Andrew Carter, Anthony Milner, Bob Chilcott, Boris Ord, Cecilia McDowall, Christmas Traditional, Elizabeth Poston, Franz Grüber, Henry Walford Davies, John Gardner, John Rutter, Michael Finnissy, Peter Cornelius, Peter Warlock, Philip Ledger

The St. John's College Choir (men and boys) has enjoyed wide success with previous holiday releases, partly due to excellent engineering (Signum's work in the St. John's College Chapel here is exemplary), more due to the clarity of the choral singing, and most of all due to the fresh and coherent programming concepts offered by director Andrew Nethsingha. Here the concept is stated briefly in the booklet, along with a brief background on the mostly new music: Christmas music, annotator Charlotte Gardner notes, is ...

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  1. The Shepherd's Carol, for chorus
  2. The Holly and the Ivy
  3. Sir Christèmas
  4. O Oriens, for chorus (from collective Seven Advent Antiphons)
  5. Adam Lay Y-Bounden, carol
  6. A spotless rose, for chorus & organ
  7. The Seven Joys of Mary, carol (English)
  8. Dormi Jesu (The Virgin's Cradle Hymn)
  9. Creator of the Stars At Night (Tune: Condtor Alme)
  10. I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  11. O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
  12. I Saw Three Ships, carol
  13. The Three Kings (Die Könige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
  14. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  15. As Dew in Aprylle
  16. John the Baptist, for chorus & organ
  17. Mary's Magnificat, for chorus & organ
  18. People, Look East! (Besançon carol)
  19. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
  20. Out of Your Sleep Arise, for chorus & organ
  21. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (The Apple Tree Carol)
  22. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
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Christmas with St John's
2016, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212045824

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