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The Christmas Collection / The Sixteen


Release Date: 09/04/2007 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16054  
Composer:  Kenneth LeightonPeter Racine FrickerEdmund RubbraBenjamin Britten,   ... 
Performer:  Nicola JenkinPatricia ForbesChristopher RoyallSimon Birchall,   ... 
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Three of The Sixteen's much-loved Christmas CDs. Christmas carols from medieval times to the present day, both familiar and unfamiliar, specially priced as 3CDs for the price of 2. Three of The Sixteen's much-loved Christmas CDs. Christmas carols from medieval times to the present day, both familiar and unfamiliar, specially priced as 3CDs for the price of 2. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Carols (3), Op. 25: no 2, Lully, lulla thou little tiny child by Kenneth Leighton
Performer:  Nicola Jenkin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
A babe is born by Peter Racine Fricker
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3.
The Virgin's cradle song by Edmund Rubbra
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Hymn to the Virgin by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Patricia Forbes (Soprano), Christopher Royall (Countertenor), Simon Birchall (Bass),
Neil MacKenzie (Tenor)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1934; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Procession by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Wolcum Yole by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sioned Williams (Harp)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: There is no rose by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sioned Williams (Harp)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: That yönge child by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sally Dunkley (Soprano), Sioned Williams (Harp)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Balulalow by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Libby Crabtree (Soprano), Sioned Williams (Harp)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: As dew in Aprille by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sioned Williams (Harp)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: This little Babe by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sioned Williams (Harp)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Interlude by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sioned Williams (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
13.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: In freezing winter night by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Libby Crabtree (Soprano), Sally Dunkley (Soprano), Sioned Williams (Harp)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Spring Carol by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Libby Crabtree (Soprano), Sally Dunkley (Soprano), Sioned Williams (Harp)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Adam lay i-bounden by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sioned Williams (Harp)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
16.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Recession by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
17.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 3, Sing lullaby by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Lute Book Lullaby by Peter Hayward
Performer:  Patricia Forbes (Soprano), Robin Jeffrey (Lute)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 2, A spotless rose by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Simon Birchall (Bass)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
Corpus Christi by Peter Warlock
Performer:  Ruth Dean (Soprano), Neil MacKenzie (Tenor)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
21.
Carols (3): Balulalow by Peter Warlock
Performer:  Patricia Forbes (Soprano), Margaret Phillips (Organ)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
22.
Benedicamus Domino by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
23.
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op. 75 no 2 by John Gardner
Performer:  William Lockhart (Percussion), Ben Hoffnung (Percussion), Margaret Phillips (Organ)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
24.
Make we joy now in this fest by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
25.
The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  St. Michael's Church, Highgate, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
26.
Verbum caro factum est by Anonymous
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Medieval 
Written: 15th Century; Italy 
27.
The Salutation Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
28.
Nowell sing we by Anonymous
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
29.
Gaudete! by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
30.
Hail Mary, full of grace by Anonymous
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
31.
Drive the cold winter away by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
32.
Nowell: Dieu vous garde by Anonymous
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Medieval 
33.
Gloria in excelsis by John Sheppard
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
34.
The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
35.
Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
36.
On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
37.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
38.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
39.
Angels from the realms of glory by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
40.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
41.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
42.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
43.
In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
44.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
45.
In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
46.
Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
47.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
48.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
49.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
50.
See amid the winter's snow by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
51.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
52.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
53.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
54.
Rocking by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Written: Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  St. Giles Church, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 

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