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The First Nowell - Carols From Westminster Cathedral


Release Date: 09/24/2002 
Label:  Griffin   Catalog #: 4031   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalJohn Francis WadeHarold Edwin DarkeFranz Xaver Gruber,   ... 
Performer:  James O'Donnell
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral ChoirCantorum ChoirKneller Hall All-Star Band,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Written: England 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "I sing of a maiden."
Arranger: James O'Donnell. 
2. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Notes: Arranger: David Hill. 
3. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Charles Wood.
This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
4. In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Language: English 
5. I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Written: England 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Richard Lloyd. 
6. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Brown. 
7. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: James O'Donnell. 
8. In dulci jubilo by Robert Lucas Pearsall
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Notes: Arranger: Reginald Jacques. 
9. On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Written: England 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Brown. 
10. Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
Language: English 
11. I sing of a maiden by Patrick Hadley
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1936; England 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "The first nowell."
Arranger: James O'Donnell. 
12. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Written: England 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: James O'Donnell. 
13. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Brown. 
14. The holly and the ivy by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mark Brown. 
15. Rocking by Traditional
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Written: Czech Republic 
Notes: Arranger: David Hill. 
16. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Cantorum Choir,  Kneller Hall All-Star Band  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: English 
17. Pièces de fantaisie - Suite no 3, Op. 54: 6th movement, Carillon de Westminster by Louis Vierne
Performer:  James O'Donnell (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; France 

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