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Christmas with St. John's / Nethsingha, Choir of St. John's Cambridge


Release Date: 08/12/2016 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 458   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert ChilcottTraditionalWilliam MathiasCecilia McDowall,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The St. John's College Choir (men and boys) has enjoyed wide success with previous holiday releases, partly due to excellent engineering, more due to the clarity of the choral singing, and most of all due to the fresh and coherent programming concepts offered by director Andrew Nethsingha. Here you get a variety of short pieces rooted in, but not hewing to, traditional carols, a few by well-known composers (John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Peter Warlock), the majority by names that will be new even to many English listeners. The overall mood is meditative, with just a few of the bumping-along, organ-accompanied sorts of work; much of the music is a cappella. A wonderful holiday release with a good measure of seriousness.

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Works on This Recording

1.
The Shepherd's Carol by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2000; England 
2.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Written: England 
3.
Sir Christčmas by William Mathias
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; Wales, UK 
4.
O Oriens by Cecilia McDowall
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
5.
Adam lay ybounden by Boris Ord
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
6.
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
7.
The Seven Joys of Mary, carol (English) by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
8.
Dormi, Jesu by John Rutter
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
9.
Creator of the stars of night by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
10.
I wonder as I wander by Carl Rutti
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
11.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
12.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Written: England 
13.
The Three Kings by Peter Cornelius
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
14.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
15.
As Dewe in Aprylle by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; England 
16.
John the Baptist by Michael Finnissy
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Contemporary 
17.
Mary's Magnificat by Andrew Carter
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
18.
People Look East by Peter Andrew Tranchell
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
19.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
20.
Out of your sleep arise by Anthony Milner
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
21.
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elisabeth Poston
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
22.
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op. 75 no 2 by John Gardner
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; England 

Featured Sound Samples

The Shepherd's Carol
The Holly and the Ivy
Sir Christemas

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