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Sing Thee Nowell ()

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composed by Alexander Craig, Andrew Smith, Byttering, Christmas Traditional, Geoffrey Williams, Irish Tradtional, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, Lewis Redner, Peter Warlock, Philippe Verdelot, Richard Pygott, Richard Rodney Bennett, Tomás Luis de Victoria

The holiday season generally abounds with similar-sounding releases, but the year 2014 brought an unusually fresh crop including this release from the vocal quartet New York Polyphony, excellently recorded by BIS at a boychoir chapel in Princeton, New Jersey. The group follows the common procedure of including music from the Middle Ages to the present day, but they push the boundaries at each step with a distinctive sound that flirts with, but does not adopt, the textures made famous by the Swingle Singers. This has a ...

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  1. Veni Emmanuel, for chorus
  2. Adam lay ybounden, for chorus
  3. Gabriel Archangelus, motet for 4 voices
  4. Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  5. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
  6. There is no Rose (Hereford), for chorus
  7. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
  8. Nesciens Mater
  9. O Pia Virgo ( O Blessed Virgin)
  10. Nowel: Owt of your slepe aryse (English)
  11. Nowell: Arise and wake, for chorus
  12. Carols (5), for chorus
  13. Sleep Now, for chorus
  14. O magnum mysterium, motet for 4 voices
  15. Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
  16. Quid Petis, O Fili?, carol for 4 voices
  17. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella ("Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle")
  18. Bethlehem Down, for voice & piano
  19. Magi veniunt ab oriente
  20. O Little Town of Bethlehem
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Sing Thee Nowell
2014, BIS

UPC: 7318599920993

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