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Child Of Grace / Elektra Women's Choir


Release Date: 11/13/2007 
Label:  Skylark Digital   Catalog #: 5637293878   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Matthew LarkinEleanor DaleyMichael EdwardsPatrick Wedd,   ... 
Conductor:  Morna EdmundsonDiane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

• Morna Edmundson & Diane Loomer, Co-conductors
• With special guests: Rita Costanzi, harp; Sal Ferreras, percussion; Eric Hominick, piano; Cyrena Huang, cello; Marliss MacAulaey, flute; Stephen Smith, piano

“…a stunningly lovely collection of beautiful, little-known carols and Christmas songs…Each song is a gem!” – www.singers.com

Featuring stunning Christmas music from the 15th-Century to the present day, Child of Grace is the latest Christmas release from the internationally renowned Elektra Women's Choir. This album brings together some of Elektra's favourite pieces of Christmas repertoire in English: thirteen short sacred works — nine outstanding and lyrical offerings by some of Canada's best
Read more living composers and a further four from Norway, England, and the US. The programme features a haunting setting of contemporary American poet Luci Shaw’s “Mary’s Song” by Knut Nystedt, beautiful a cappella singing in “Adam Lay Ybounden” and two arrangements of “I Sing of A Maiden”, as well as dramatic arrangements of traditional Christmas favourites like “The Virgin Mary”, “The Huron Carol” and “I Saw Three Ships” with guest instrumentalists.
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Works on This Recording

1. Adam lay ybounden by Matthew Larkin
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
Written: by 2003; United Kingdom 
2. O my dear heart by Eleanor Daley
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
3. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day by Michael Edwards
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
4. What sweeter music by Eleanor Daley
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
5. Carol for the Animals by Patrick Wedd
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
6. I sing of a maiden by Eleanor Daley
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
7. Mary's Song by Knut Nystedt
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
8. I sing of a maiden by Patrick Hadley
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1936; England 
9. How far to Bethlehem? by Traditional
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
Written: England 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
10. In the bleak midwinter by Frances McCollin
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
11. Sir Christëmas by Derek Holman
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
12. Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy "West Indies Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
Written: West Indies 
Notes: Arranger: Stephen Hatfield. 
13. The Huron carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Morna Edmundson,  Diane Loomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elektra Women's Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Canada 
Notes: Arranger: Edward Henderson. 

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