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Incarnation / Mccreesh, Gabrieli Consort

Martin / Gabrieli Consort / Mccreesh
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 346   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Matthew MartinHerbert HowellsTraditionalAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Matthew VennerRuth ProvostStephen KennedyWilliam Townend,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An inspiring sequence of Christmas music ancient and modern, culminating in Britten’s virtuosic choral masterpiece, A Boy Was Born: Paul McCreesh leads the Gabrieli Consort (joined by the Trebles of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir) in this evocative and contrasting collection of festive works that samples works from the 12th century to the present day. An inspiring sequence of Christmas music ancient and modern, culminating in Britten’s virtuosic choral masterpiece, A Boy Was Born: Paul McCreesh leads the Gabrieli Consort (joined by the Trebles of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir) in this evocative and contrasting collection of festive works that samples works from the 12th century to the present day. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Adam lay ybounden, for chorus by Matthew Martin
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Venue:  Douai Abbey, Berkshire 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2.
Long, long ago by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Douai Abbey, Berkshire 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3.
Lullay, Lullay, carol (English) by Traditional
Performer:  Matthew Venner ()
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Douai Abbey, Berkshire 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Qui Creavit Coelum, hymn by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Douai Abbey, Berkshire 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5.
The three Kings by Jonathan Dove
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2005; England 
Venue:  Douai Abbey, Berkshire 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
6.
Hymn of the Nativity by Kenneth Leighton
Performer:  Ruth Provost ()
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
Venue:  Douai Abbey, Berkshire 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
7.
Letabundus, sequentia ad summam missam in die by Anonymous
Performer:  Stephen Kennedy (), William Townend (), Gabriel Crouch ()
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Venue:  Douai Abbey, Berkshire 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
8.
A Boy was Born, Op. 3 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Nicholas Algot Swensen (Treble)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933/1955; England 
Venue:  Douai Abbey, Berkshire 
Length: 28 Minutes 24 Secs. 
9.
Veni, veni, Emmanuel, for chorus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Venue:  Douai Abbey, Berkshire 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
10.
Balulalow by Francis Pott
Performer:  Emma Walshe ()
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2009 
Venue:  Douai Abbey, Berkshire 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
11.
This Endere Nyghth, carol by Traditional
Performer:  Guy Cutting (), Christopher Watson (), Greg Skidmore ()
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Douai Abbey, Berkshire 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 

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