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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 

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