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Christmas ()

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composed by Anonymous, English, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Christmas Traditional, Eleanor Daley, Gustav Holst, Hans Leo Hassler, Jacobus Handl (Gallus), James Pierpont, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Rutter, Jonathan Harvey, Jonathan Rathbone, Michael Praetorius, Owain Park

Owain Park is a rapidly rising figure on the British scene, with dual competence as an ensemble leader and a composer. In addition to appearances with collegiate and cathedral choirs, he leads his own small group, the Gesualdo Six, which here offers a holiday album as its sophomore release. It's both original in concept and beautifully executed. Whereas the usual programming divides a concert or album into sections of Renaissance and contemporary music, Park mixes them up. He then adds medieval carols rooted in chant, like ...

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  1. O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  2. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, for 6 voices (from Musae Sioniae 5)
  3. The Annunciation, for chorus
  4. Videte miraculum, motet for 6 voices, P. 293
  5. The Promised Light of Life, for chorus
  6. Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
  7. The truth sent from above, carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English Carols No. 6)
  8. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), for chorus
  9. Angelus ad Virginem
  10. Lullay my liking, for soprano & chorus, Op. 34/2, H. 129
  11. There is a flower
  12. Canite Tuba in Sion
  13. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
  14. Verbum caro factum est
  15. Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
  16. On the Infancy of Our Saviour, for chorus
  17. Love Came Down at Christmas, for chorus
  18. In dulci jubilo, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 368 (BC F110)
  19. The Oxen, for chorus
  20. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  21. Jingle Bells
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Christmas
2019, Hyperion

UPC: 034571282992

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