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A Choral Christmas / Ralph Allwood, Rodolfus Choir

Rodolfus Choir / Allwood
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 257  
Composer:  Kenneth LeightonPhilip RadcliffeWilliam ByrdJohn Tavener,   ... 
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A leading light in the world of youth choral music, the Rodolfus Choir is made up of choristers from ages 16-25 who are past and present participants of the Eton Choral Courses, begun by the choir's director Ralph Allwood in 1980.

This new Christmas programme mixes the familiar with works not usually heard in carol services – such as Tomas Luis de Victoria's stunning eight-part, two-choir Ave Maria (from an edition prepared by John Rutter), and more recent works such as Chris Chivers' Ecce Puer and Eric Whitacre's Lux Aurumque. Such a programme is well-suited to a choir with the versatility and enthusiasm of the Rodolfus choir.
A leading light in the world of youth choral music, the Rodolfus Choir is made up of choristers from ages 16-25 who are past and present participants of the Eton Choral Courses, begun by the choir's director Ralph Allwood in 1980.

This new Christmas programme mixes the familiar with works not usually heard in carol services – such as Tomas Luis de Victoria's stunning eight-part, two-choir Ave Maria (from an edition prepared by John Rutter), and more recent works such as Chris Chivers' Ecce Puer and Eric Whitacre's Lux Aurumque. Such a programme is well-suited to a choir with the versatility and enthusiasm of the Rodolfus choir. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child, Op. 25b by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Written: 1948 
2. The Oxen by Philip Radcliffe
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
3. Lullaby, MB 110 by William Byrd
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
4. The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
5. Ecce puer by Chris Chivers
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
6. O magnum mysterium by Morten Lauridsen
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
7. Traditional English Carols (8): no 6, The truth sent from above by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; England 
8. Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
9. Lullay, my liking, Op. 34 no 2/H 129 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
10. Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël: no 1, O magnum mysterium by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1952; France 
11. O, do not move by John Tavener
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; England 
12. Alma Redemptoris mater by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
13. Welcome Yule by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; England 
14. Remember, O thou man by Thomas Ravenscroft
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1611; England 
15. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elisabeth Poston
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
16. Ave Maria by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: Renaissance 
17. Crown of Roses by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
18. Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
19. Today the Virgin by John Tavener
Conductor:  Ralph Allwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rodolfus Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; England 

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