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Christmas Carols / Creed, SWR Vocal Ensemble


Release Date: 09/11/2020 
Label:  Swr Music   Catalog #: 19094  
Composer:  Boris OrdRobert ParsonsBenjamin BrittenHerbert Howells,   ... 
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Great Britain Christmas carols are an integral part of Christmas just like plum pudding and turkey, paper crowns and mistletoe. They are sung in all big cathedrals and churches at Christmas, first and foremost in the time-honored chapel of King’s College. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols- a Christmas mass featuring King’s College Choir, nine short readings and, of course, carols- has been broadcast live on the radio every year since 1928 on Christmas Eve. The a cappella choir SWR Vokalensemble belongs worldwide to the best choirs, renowned mostly for its exquisite performances of modern music. This album however contains traditional, centuries old Christmas Carols, arranged by British composers like Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst, Read more Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Byrd, to name just a few.

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REVIEW:

How keenly music’s absence is felt during the pandemic struck me recently listening to this little disc. It is nothing spectacular in terms of programming: an hour’s worth of English Christmas carols. The singing is excellent, done in beautiful sound by the SWR Vokalensemble, about thirty voices in size, under the direction of Marcus Creed. The English pronunciation here is impeccable.

– Ionarts (Charles T Downey) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Adam lay ybounden by Boris Ord
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
2.
Ave Maria by Robert Parsons
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1560s; England 
3.
Hymn to the Virgin by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1934; England 
4.
A spotless rose by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
5.
The Angel Gabriel by Traditional
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Written: Basque Provinces, Sp 
6.
Alleluya, A New Work by Peter Charles Arthur Wishart
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
7.
Traditional English Carols (8): no 6, The truth sent from above by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; England 
8.
Hosanna to the Son of David by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
9.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
10.
The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
11.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Written: England 
12.
Remember, O thou man by Thomas Ravenscroft
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1611; England 
13.
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elisabeth Poston
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
14.
Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets...fit for Voyces or Viols: This day Christ was born by William Byrd
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1611; England 
15.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 3, Sing lullaby by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
16.
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day by Traditional
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
17.
The Fayrfax Carol by Thomas Adčs
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; England 
18.
In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
19.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 

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