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Christmas Glory / Parish Of St. Thomas Choir


Release Date: 09/06/2007 
Label:  Herald Records   Catalog #: 263   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan WilliamsTraditionalHarold Edwin DarkeHenry John Gauntlett,   ... 
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. English Hymnal: O little town of Bethlehem by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; England 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
3. In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elisabeth Poston
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8: no 3, Die Könige by Peter Cornelius
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856/1870; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Gaudete: In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
9. Nativity Carol by John Rutter
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. A Tender Shoot by Otto Goldschmidt
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
11. Away in a Manger by John Rutter
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
12. The Snowman: Walking In the Air by Howard Blake
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
14. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Cashmore. 
15. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
16. The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Conductor:  David Rooke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  St. Thomas Church, Canterbury 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 

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