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The Promise Of Ages - A Christmas Collection / Parrott


Release Date: 10/20/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60713   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles BurneyTraditionalJohn Jacob NilesAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Lucy CarolanGillian RossNatanja HaddaFrances Kelly,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner ConsortTaverner ChoirNew London Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Charles Burney
Performer:  Lucy Carolan (Organ), Gillian Ross (Soprano), Natanja Hadda (Alto)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: England 
Notes: The authorship of this tune, attributed only to "C.B.", is uncertain. 
2.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Performer:  Frances Kelly (Harp)
Written: Wales, UK 
Notes: Transcribed: Edward Jones 
3.
Lullay, thou tiny little child by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Paul O'Shaughnessy (Fiddle), Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4.
Ther is no rose of swych vertu by Anonymous
Performer:  Tessa Bonner (Soprano), Caroline Trevor (Alto), Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1420; England 
5.
Songs (4), Op 35/H 132: no 3, I sing of a maiden by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Janet Lax (Soprano), Caroline Balding (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; England 
6.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: There is no rose by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Frances Kelly (Harp)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
7.
O magnum mysterium: O magnum mysterium for Treble by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Libby Crabtree (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
8.
Qui creavit celum "Song of the Nuns of Chester" by Anonymous
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
Notes: This selection is presented in two sections on two separate tracks.
Composition written: England (13th Century - 14th Century). 
9.
O magnum mysterium: The fader of heven by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano), Caroline Trevor (Alto)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
10.
O magnum mysterium: O magnum mysterium for Chorus by Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
11.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
12.
Blessed be that Maid Mary by Traditional
Performer:  Gill Redmond (Cello), William Lyons (Flute), Dave Townsend (Concertina),
Paul O'Shaughnessy (Fiddle)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Written: England 
13.
Hail Mary, full of grace by Anonymous
Performer:  Caroline Trevor (Alto), Tessa Bonner (Soprano), Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
14.
Seven joys of Mary by Traditional
Performer:  Gill Redmond (Cello), Dave Townsend (Concertina), William Lyons (Flute),
Paul O'Shaughnessy (Fiddle)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Written: England 
15.
Illuminare, Jerusalem by Judith Weir
Performer:  Polly Falvey (Double Bass), Amanda Macnamara (Double Bass), Judith Kleinman (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew Parrott 
16.
Wexford Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Paul O'Shaughnessy (Fiddle)
Written: Ireland 
17.
Sing we the Virgin Mary by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Graeme Taylor (Guitar), Mary Nichols (Guitar), Emily van Evera (Guitar),
Emily van Evera (Soprano), Mary Nichols (Alto)
Period: 20th Century 
18.
Folksongs of the Four Seasons: In Bethlehem City by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir,  New London Choir,  Henrietta Barnett School Choir members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; England 
19.
Christmas Eve by Traditional
Performer:  Paul O'Shaughnessy (Fiddle), Dave Townsend (Concertina)
20.
Hodie Christus natus est by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: Medieval 
21.
Old English Carols (4), Op. 20b/H 82: no 3, Jesu, Thou the Virgin-born by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Teresa Shaw (Alto), Janet Lax (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; England 
22.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: As dew in Aprille by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Frances Kelly (Harp)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
23.
Lo! He comes with clouds descending by Traditional
Performer:  Lucy Carolan (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir,  New London Choir,  Henrietta Barnett School Choir members
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; England 
24.
Lullay, lullow, I saw a swete semly syght by Anonymous
Performer:  Frances Kelly (Harp), Tessa Bonner (Soprano), Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 

Sound Samples

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Vocal)
Nos Galan (Deck the Hall) (Vocal)
Lullay, Thou Tiny Little Child (Vocal)
Ther Is No Rose of Swych Vertu (Vocal)
I Sing of a Maiden (Vocal)
There Is No Rose from "A Ceremony of Carols" (Vocal)
O magnum mysterium (Responsory at Matins for Christmas Day) (Vocal)
Song of the Nuns of Chester "Qui creavit celum" verses 1-3 (Vocal)
The Fader of Heven (ca. 1450 mystery play) (Vocal)
Song of the Nuns of Chester "Lactat mater Domini" verses 4-6 (Vocal)
O magnum mysterium (Responsory at Matins for Christmas Day) (Vocal)
Lullay, Lullow: I Saw a Swete Semly Syght (Vocal)
I Wonder as I Wander (Vocal)
Staines Morris (Blessed be that maid Marie) (Vocal)
Hayl, Mary, Ful of Grace (Vocal)
The Seven Joys of Mary (Vocal)
Illuminare, Jerusalem (Vocal)
Good People All, This Christmastide (Vocal)
Sing We the Virgin Mary (Vocal)
In Bethlehem City (Vocal)
Christmas Eve (Vocal)
Hodie Christus natus est (Antiphon from Chester Processional) (Vocal)
Jesu, Thou the Virgin-born (Vocal)
As Dew in Aprille from " A Ceremony of Carols" (Vocal)
Lo! he Comes, with Clouds Descending (Vocal)

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