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Hark! Traditional Carols In A New Light

Kings Lynn Festival Chorus
Release Date: 10/01/2011 
Label:  L.i.r. (London Independent Records)   Catalog #: 70024   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnTraditionalHenry John GauntlettFranz Xaver Gruber,   ... 
Performer:  Alexandra Saunders
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mardi Brass take a break from their 4-CD series "Something Old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" (3 CDs out on LIR, final volume due out next year) and present their own take on popular Christmas carols, with the dynamic King's Lynn Festival Chorus, under the baton of Tom Appleton. This recording includes a premiere of "See Christmas All Around us Shine" written by Ed Maxwell, alongside their own quirky and lively arrangements of well-known classics. Mardi Brass is a versatile and dynamic brass quintet which performs music in a plethora of musical styles spanning six centuries. Since its founding in 1992, the group has performed throughout Britain, thrilling audiences with its blend of music and humour. Read more Performance venues have included London's Purcell Room and the Edinburgh Fringe; the group has also appeared on BBC1, BBC2, and numerous radio stations. King's Lynn Festival Chorus, under the direction of Tom Appleton and assisted by pianist and composer John Byron, is one of the UK's most talented and dynamic community choirs. As well as being resident choir for the prestigious King's Lynn Festival, it performs concerts throughout the year to large audiences in King's Lynn and beyond. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  Alexandra Saunders ()
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
5. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Alexandra Saunders ()
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
7. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Written: England 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
8. In the bleak midwinter by Harold Drake
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
9. Away in a manger by William J. Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
10. Angels from the realms of glory by Traditional
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Written: France 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
11. Hush-a-Bye, carol for chorus & brass ensemble by Adam Woolf
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Period: Modern 
Written: 09/1963 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
12. See Christmas All Around Us Shine, carol for chorus & brass ensemble by Edward Maxwell
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
13. The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Written: England 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 8 Minutes 1 Secs. 
14. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  Tom Appleton
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Venue:  King's Lynn Festival, St. Nicholas's Cha 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 

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