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An Australian Christmas

Sydney Philharmonia Motet
Release Date: 06/10/2014 
Label:  Abc Classics   Catalog #: 4765791   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  William Garnet JamesElliott GygerStephen WhittingtonMalcolm Williamson,   ... 
Performer:  Catherine ReyDavid MillerMatthew BakerIan Cleworth,   ... 
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The unique spirit of Australian Christmas carols is reflected in the stirring recordings on this CD. Featuring the Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, one of Australia’s favourite choirs, this album is bound to inspire any carol lover to sing along. The unique spirit of Australian Christmas carols is reflected in the stirring recordings on this CD. Featuring the Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, one of Australia’s favourite choirs, this album is bound to inspire any carol lover to sing along. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Australian Christmas Carols, for voice, chorus & orchestra by William Garnet James
Performer:  Catherine Rey (), David Miller (Piano)
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 25 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2.
Ring Out, Wild Bells, for chorus by Elliott Gyger
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Puer natus in Bethlehem, for chorus by Stephen Whittington
Performer:  Matthew Baker ()
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4.
This Christmas Night, for chorus & piano by Malcolm Williamson
Performer:  David Miller (Piano)
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5.
The Burning Babe, for chorus by Anne Boyd
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6.
Child of Australia, for speaker, voice, choir & orchestra by Peter Sculthorpe
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1988 
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
7.
Wassails and Lullabies, for chorus by Andrew Ford
Performer:  Ian Cleworth (Percussion), Brian Nixon (Percussion), Lionel Hudson (),
Matthew Baker (), Robert Boyd (), Ann Cooke (),
Gary Brewer (), Maria Kutra (), Rebecca Lagos (Percussion)
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Written: 1989 
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
8.
Carols (5) from Quaem Quaeritis, for chorus: Fader of Hevene by Ross Edwards
Performer:  Ann Cooke ()
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Written: 1967 
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9.
Carols (5) from Quaem Quaeritis, for chorus: Haill! Quene of Heven by Ross Edwards
Performer:  Ann Cooke ()
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Written: 1967 
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
10.
Carols (5) from Quaem Quaeritis, for chorus: The Lorde that lay in Asse Stalle by Ross Edwards
Performer:  Ann Cooke ()
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Written: 1967 
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
11.
Carols (5) from Quaem Quaeritis, for chorus: Now the Most High is Borne by Ross Edwards
Performer:  Ann Cooke ()
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Written: 1967 
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
12.
Carols (5) from Quaem Quaeritis, for chorus: Nowell in Bethlehem by Ross Edwards
Performer:  Ann Cooke ()
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Written: 1967 
Venue:  Eugene Goosens Hall of the Australian Br 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 

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