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Adeste Fideles! - Christmas Down The Ages / Kirkby, Neary


Release Date: 10/22/2007 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 62688   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Francis WadeTraditionalJohn Jacob NilesFranz Xaver Gruber,   ... 
Performer:  Emma KirkbyMichael LeesSimon BirchallTom Raskin,   ... 
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey ChoirEnglish Chamber OrchestraWestminster Abbey Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Works on This Recording

1.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Michael Lees (Countertenor), Simon Birchall (Bass),
Tom Raskin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir,  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Greatorex 
2.
Als Ich bei meinen Schafen wacht' by Traditional
Performer:  Tom Raskin (Tenor), Leigh Nixon (Tenor)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Ensemble
Written: Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Hugh Keyte 
3.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Tom Finucane (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Hugh Keyte and Tom Finucane 
4.
Boar's Head Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Tom Raskin (Tenor), Leigh Nixon (Tenor), Roger Cleverdon (Bass)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir,  Westminster Abbey Ensemble
Written: England 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Hugh Keyte. 
5.
The darkest midnight in December by Traditional
Performer:  David Chatterly (Hurdy-gurdy)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Written: Ireland 
Notes: Arranged: Hugh Keyte and Andrew Parrott 
6.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir,  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
7.
Dieus wous garde by Richard Smert
Performer:  Simon Birchall (Bass), Leigh Nixon (Tenor)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
8.
Es sungen drei Engel by Traditional
Performer:  Andrew Crowley (Trumpet), Michael Lees (Countertenor), Mary Nichols (Mezzo Soprano),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Hugh Keyte 
9.
Sing we the Virgin Mary by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Tom Finucane (Guitar), Simon Birchall (Bass), Leigh Nixon (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranged: Hugh Keyte 
10.
Marizápalos a lo divino: Serafin con dulce harmonia by Joan Cererols
Performer:  Frances Kelly (Harp), Leigh Nixon (Tenor), Michael Lees (Countertenor),
Martin Baker (Organ), Mary Nichols (Mezzo Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Spain 
11.
Carol of the Green Branches by Traditional
Performer:  Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano), Simon Birchall (Bass), Tom Raskin (Tenor),
Michael Lees (Countertenor), Timothy Dickinson (Treble), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: Hugh Keyte 
12.
Watts Nativity by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Lees (Countertenor), Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Tom Raskin (Tenor),
Simon Birchall (Bass), Tom Finucane (Guitar)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Hugh Keyte 
13.
Angelus ad Virginem by Anonymous
Performer:  David Chatterly (Symphony), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: Philip the Chancellor 
14.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Performer:  Charles Pott (Bass), Leigh Nixon (Tenor), Richard Farnsworth (Treble),
Mary Nichols (Mezzo Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Timothy Dickinson (Treble)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir,  Westminster Abbey Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Notes: Arranged: George Kirbye, Richard Alison and Hugh Keyte 
15.
Christemas hath made an end by Traditional
Performer:  Simon Birchall (Bass), Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Leigh Nixon (Tenor)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir,  Westminster Abbey Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: Hugh Keyte 
16.
Swete was the song the Virgine soong by Anonymous
Performer:  Lawrence Wallington (Bass), Tom Raskin (Tenor), Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rose Consort of Viols
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 

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