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Christmas Carols / Preston, Choir Of Westminster Abbey


Release Date: 10/17/1995 
Label:  Dg Masters Catalog #: 445572   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalArthur OldhamPeter WishartMarc-Antoine Charpentier,   ... 
Performer:  Christopher Herrick
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. From highest steeple by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Jacob Praetorius 
2. Remember, O thou man by Arthur Oldham
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. Carols (3), Op. 17: no 3, Alleluya, a new work is come on hand by Peter Wishart
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Salve puerule by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: H. Walford Davies 
6. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elisabeth Poston
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. There stood in heaven a linden tree by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: G. H. Palmer 
8. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Charles Wood.
This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
9. Nowell by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. Alleluja! Freuet euch by Andreas Hammerschmidt
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: German 
11. Up! Good Christian folk, and listen by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: G. R. Woodward 
12. In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: R. L. Pearsall 
13. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks 
14. Puer natus in Bethlehem by Samuel Scheidt
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1650; Halle, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
15. Rocking by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Written: Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks 
16. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op. 75 no 2 by John Gardner
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. Illuminare Jerusalem by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 14th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
18. A Shepherd's Carol by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. Resonet in laudibus by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Westminster Abbey, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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 rating CD December 25, 2012 By Eugene F. (Lake Ariel, PA) See All My Reviews "I heard several cuts from this CD on XM satellite radio and liked what I heard. My wife and I believe it sets the tone of the holidays." Report Abuse
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