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A Christmas Carol - Music From Victorian England


Release Date: 08/01/2006 
Label:  Gift Of Music   Catalog #: 232   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalLewis H. RednerJohann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Martin SouterLesley Echo RossJosik KocSara Stowe,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir OxfordFine Arts Brass QuintetHarrogate Choral Society
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From the sophisticated drawing room to the nursery and out onto the streets, with the sounds of church bells, music boxes and robust carol singers. A unique blend of refined and unusual Christmas music.

3 hours of music.
From the sophisticated drawing room to the nursery and out onto the streets, with the sounds of church bells, music boxes and robust carol singers. A unique blend of refined and unusual Christmas music.

3 hours of music.
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Works on This Recording

1. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Written: England 
2. 'Twas in the winter cold by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
3. O little town of Bethlehem by Lewis H. Redner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fine Arts Brass Quintet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; USA 
4. We Three Kings by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
5. See amid the winter's snow by Traditional
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
6. Sleep, Holy Babe by Traditional
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
7. Here we come a-wassailing by Traditional
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Written: England 
8. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fine Arts Brass Quintet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
9. Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl by Traditional
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fine Arts Brass Quintet
10. Good Christian men, rejoice by Traditional
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Written: Germany 
11. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harrogate Choral Society
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
12. Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122: no 8, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
13. In dulci jubilo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
14. Weihnachtsbaum for Piano, S 186: In Dulci Jubilo by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
15. The Song of the Robin Redbreast by Traditional
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano), Lesley Echo Ross (Soprano)
16. What shall we sing at Christmas? by Traditional
Performer:  Lesley Echo Ross (Soprano), Martin Souter (Piano), Josik Koc (Baritone)
17. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
18. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Traditional
Performer:  Sara Stowe (Soprano), Matthew Spring (Lute)
Period: Classical 
Written: Europe 
19. On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Sara Stowe (Soprano), Matthew Spring (Lute)
Written: England 
20. We've been awhile a-wandering by Traditional
Performer:  Sara Stowe (Soprano), Matthew Spring (Lute)
21. The Wren Song by Traditional
Performer:  John Spiers (Accordion), Ian Giles (Voice)
22. Album für die Jugend, Op. 68: no 12, Knecht Ruprecht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Germany 
23. Away in a manger by William J. Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Sara Stowe (Soprano), Martin Souter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
24. Past three o'clock by Traditional
Performer:  Sara Stowe (Soprano), Matthew Spring (Lute)
Written: 16th Century; England 
25. Dame Get Up and Bake Your Pies by Traditional
Performer:  Sara Stowe (Soprano), Matthew Spring (Lute)
Written: England 
26. See amid the winter's snow by Traditional
Performer:  John Spiers (Accordion), Ian Giles (Voice)
27. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Performer:  John Spiers (Accordion), Ian Giles (Voice)
Written: England 
28. I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer:  Sara Stowe (Soprano), Matthew Spring (Lute)
Written: England 
29. Gloucestershire Wassail, 'Wassail, wassail all over the town!' by Traditional
Performer:  Sara Stowe (Soprano), Matthew Spring (Lute)
30. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer:  John Spiers (Accordion), Ian Giles (Voice)
Written: England 
31. Kinderstücke (6) for Piano, Op. 72 "Christmas Pieces" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
32. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 8, Am Kamin by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
33. Here we come a-wassailing by Traditional
Performer:  John Spiers (Accordion), Ian Giles (Voice)
Written: England 
34. Dance of the Melting Snowman by Traditional
Performer:  Mark Balgent (Didgeridoo), Matthew Linley (Bells)
35. Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Martin Souter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
36. The north wind doth blow by Traditional
Performer:  Sara Stowe (Soprano), Matthew Spring (Lute)
37. Who killed cock robin by Traditional
Performer:  Sara Stowe (Soprano), Matthew Spring (Lute)
38. Little Jack Horner by Traditional
Performer:  Sara Stowe (Soprano), Martin Souter (Piano)
39. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Written: England 
40. Wassail Song by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
41. Lullay, lullow by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 14th Century 
42. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Written: Wales, UK 
43. The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Written: England 
44. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Written: England 
45. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
46. The seven rejoices of Mary by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Period: Classical 
Written: Ireland 
47. Bright Morning Stars by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Written: USA 
48. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
49. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
50. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
51. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
52. While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
53. Here we come a-wassailing by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Written: England 
54. Sans Day Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Written: Cornwall, England 
55. Once in royal David's city by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
56. We Three Kings by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
57. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
58. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Written: England 
59. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Jon Bowden (Fiddle/Voice), Ian Giles (Voice), John Spiers (Accordion),
Giles Lewin (Tenor/Fiddle/Pipes)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 

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