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Advent Carols From St. John's / Christopher Robinson


Release Date: 11/01/1994 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 5414   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard LloydTraditionalAnonymousBoris Ord,   ... 
Performer:  James MartinWilliam Clements
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selection includes College Prayer and Grace.
Selection includes the Christmas Sentence and Collect.
Selection includes Reading from the Gospel of St.John.
Selection includes Brief Sermon on the Preparation for the Advent of Christ.
Selection includes Reading from the Book of Isaiah.
Selection includes Proclamation of the Sentence and Collect for the first Sunday in Advent.
Selection includes College Prayer and Grace.
Selection includes the Christmas Sentence and Collect.
Selection includes Reading from the Gospel of St.John.
Selection includes Brief Sermon on the Preparation for the Advent of Christ.
Selection includes Reading from the Book of Isaiah.
Selection includes Proclamation of the Sentence and Collect for the first Sunday in Advent. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Drop down ye heavens by Richard Lloyd
Performer:  James Martin (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; England 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Lo! He comes with clouds descending by Traditional
Performer:  James Martin (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; England 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
O Adonai by Anonymous
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "O Sapientia." 
4.
Adam lay ybounden by Boris Ord
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
The Lord at first did Adam make by George Guest
Performer:  James Martin (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; Wales, UK 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
O Radix Jesse by Anonymous
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "O Clavis David."Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge (03/18/1994 - 07/19/1994) 
7.
O Clavis David by Anonymous
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "O Radix Jesse."
Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge (03/18/1994 - 07/19/1994) 
8.
Motets (2), Op. 29: no 1, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1860; Germany 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 2, A spotless rose by Herbert Howells
Performer:  William Clements (Bass)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
There is no rose of such virtue by Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
O Rex Gentium by Anonymous
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "O Oriens."
Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge (03/18/1994 - 07/19/1994) 
12.
Sacred Pieces (3), Op. 23: no 2, Ave Maria by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  James Martin (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13.
O Emmanuel by Anonymous
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Hymn to the Virgin by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1934; England 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
I sing of a maiden by Patrick Hadley
Performer:  James Martin (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1936; England 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
This have I done for my true love, Op. 34 no 1/H 128 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis "Gloucester": Magnificat by Herbert Howells
Performer:  James Martin (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Benedicamus Domino by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; England 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
19.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  James Martin (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: The descant in the final verse is by Sir Thomas Armstrong. 
20.
O Sapientia by Anonymous
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "O Adonai." 
21.
O Oriens by Anonymous
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Venue:  Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "O Rex gentium."Chapel, St. John's College, Cambridge (03/18/1994 - 07/19/1994) 

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