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Adeste Fidelis / O'donnell, Westminster Cathedral Choir


Release Date: 10/05/1993 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66668   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry John GauntlettTraditionalFranz Xaver GruberPatrick Hadley,   ... 
Performer:  Iain Simcock
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'A model of its kind' (The Times) 'Celestial' (The San Francisco Examiner) 'An extremely well-sung traditional carol collection. The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful digital recording' (Penguin Guide to Compact Discs) 'A model of its kind' (The Times) 'Celestial' (The San Francisco Examiner) 'An extremely well-sung traditional carol collection. The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful digital recording' (Penguin Guide to Compact Discs) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  Iain Simcock (Organ)
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Language: English 
2.
A maiden most gentle by Traditional
Performer:  Iain Simcock (Organ)
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Written: France 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew Carter 
3.
Gabriel's message by Traditional
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Written: Basque Provinces 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Edgar Pettman 
4.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Henry Walford Davies 
5.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  Iain Simcock (Organ)
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: James O'Donnell 
6.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Stephen Darlington 
7.
I sing of a maiden by Patrick Hadley
Performer:  Iain Simcock (Organ)
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1936; England 
Language: English 
8.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot Arbeau's "Orchésographie".
Arranged: Charles Wood
This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
9.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Iain Simcock (Organ)
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Ralph Vaughan Williams and Iain Simcock 
10.
In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Language: English 
11.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Moore 
12.
The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Language: English 
13.
Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8: no 3, Die Könige by Peter Cornelius
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856/1870; Weimar, Germany 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Ivor Atkins 
14.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Iain Simcock (Organ)
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Language: English 
15.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 3, Sing lullaby by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
Language: English 
16.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew Carter 
17.
Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
Language: English 
18.
Welcome Yule by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; England 
Language: English 
19.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Iain Simcock (Organ)
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger 
20.
In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Lucas Pearsall 
21.
Of the Father's love begotten by Traditional
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Notes: Arranged: Theodoricus Petrus 

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