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composed by Christmas Traditional, Francis Poulenc, Graham Lack, Henry John Gauntlett, Henryk Mikolaj Górecki, Hieronymus Praetorius, Jean Mouton, Peter Cornelius, Peter Warlock, William Walton

For its album of Christmas music, British vocal octet Voces8 has put together an exceptionally attractive collection of classic carols and anthems mixed with less familiar works. The most striking aspects of the performances are a rare level of tonal clarity and a focused unanimity in the singers' vowels that produce a ringing, almost startling purity, which is enhanced by the crystalline, ideally resonant sound of Signum's CD. The focused tone allows the group to sound much larger than an octet, so the dynamic range of ...

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  1. Once in Royal David's City, carol
  2. Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  3. Magnificat quinti toni, motet for 8 voices
  4. O magnum mysterium, motet for chorus (4 motets pour le temps de Noėl), FP 152/1
  5. Away in a Manger
  6. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  7. I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  8. Totus tuus, for chorus, Op. 60
  9. Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
  10. Jesu, Swete Sone Dear, for chorus
  11. At the Manger Mary Sings, for chorus
  12. Videntes stellam, motet for chorus (4 motets pour le temps de Noėl), FP 152/3
  13. In dulci jubilo (Pię Cantiones)
  14. Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
  15. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
  16. Nesciens Mater Virgo Virum, for 8 voices
  17. The Three Kings (Die Könige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
  18. What Cheer?, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols No. 2)
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Christmas
2012, Signum UK

UPC: 635212029121

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