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I Wonder As I Wander Out Under The Sky / Jones, The Copley Singers

Rutter / Copley Singers / Jones / Lane
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: 49283   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Francis WadeCarl RüttiHugh MartinRichard Storrs Willis,   ... 
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of Boston's premier choirs, The Copley Singers draw from British and American traditions with both unusual and familiar arrangements of holiday favorites.

I Wander as I Wander' was recorded at Harvard Memorial Church with the Copley Singers, a professional choir under the direction of Brian Jones (who for many years was the Music Director at Trinity Church, Copley Square in Boston). It includes a number of first recordings and unusual arrangements which utilizes the newly installed but vintage 1932 Aeoline-Skinner organ. The version of 'We Three Kings' alone is worth listening to this biannual recording from Gothic.
One of Boston's premier choirs, The Copley Singers draw from British and American traditions with both unusual and familiar arrangements of holiday favorites.

I Wander as I Wander' was recorded at Harvard Memorial Church with the Copley Singers, a professional choir under the direction of Brian Jones (who for many years was the Music Director at Trinity Church, Copley Square in Boston). It includes a number of first recordings and unusual arrangements which utilizes the newly installed but vintage 1932 Aeoline-Skinner organ. The version of 'We Three Kings' alone is worth listening to this biannual recording from Gothic. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
2.
I wonder as I wander by Carl Rütti
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: 20th Century 
3.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
4.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: Romantic 
5.
Christmas Night by Traditional
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
6.
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy by Traditional
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Written: USA 
7.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
8.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
9.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
10.
Shepherd's carol by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2005; England 
11.
The Holly and the Ivy by June Nixon
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
12.
Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; USA 
13.
Long, long ago by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
14.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
15.
Love Came Down at Christmas, Op. 847 by Carson P. Cooman
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Written: 2009 
16.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Written: England 
17.
Away in a manger by James R. Murray
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887 
18.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
19.
Manger Carol by Leo Sowerby
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: 20th Century 
20.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
21.
The Bell Carol by Sir Philip Ledger
Conductor:  Brian Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copley Singers

Sound Samples

Adeste fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful): (descant by Middleton and Robinson)
I wonder as I wander
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (arr. M. Wilberg)
Christmas Night (arr. J. Rutter)
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy (arr. B. Trant)
Silent Night (Stille Nacht) (arr. J. Rutter)
Mame: We Need a Little Christmas (arr. J. Rubino)
O Little Town of Bethlehem: (interlude and descant by B. Jones)
We Three Kings (arr. S. Pilkington)
The Shepherd's Carol
The Holly and the Ivy
Jingle Bells (arr. R. Allwood): Jingle Bells (arr. R. Allwood)
Long, Long ago
Hark! the herald angels sing (arr. C. Robinson): Hark! the herald angels sing (descant by Robinson)
Love Came Down at Christmas, Op. 847
I Saw Three Ships (arr. S. Preston)
Away in a Manger (arr. A. Clarkson)
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel) (arr. P.L. Wright)
Manger Carol (arr. L. Sowerby): Manger Carol
I Wonder as I Wander (arr. S. Pilkington): I Wonder as I Wander (arr. for mixed choir)
Bell Carol (I Heard the Bells)

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