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Sing We Now Of Christmas / Taylor Festival Choir

Taylor Festival Choir / Taylor,Robert
Release Date: 08/09/2011 
Label:  Msr   Catalog #: 1292   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalJohn TavenerEric WhitacreMichael McGlynn,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Taylor Festival Choir is a semi-professional chamber choir based in Charleston, SC. Founded and conducted by Robert Taylor, the choir is inspired by the life and career of Bob Taylor, the conductor’s late father and a noted choral musician and pedagogue. Since its inception in 2001, the Taylor Festival Choir has been heard in prestigious venues and festivals throughout the US, and has garnered a reputation of excellence among critics and choral specialists alike. The Taylor Festival Choir performs the finest choral literature from all eras, with particular emphasis on new music.

1 I Saw Three Ships / Blarney Pilgrim (English trad.; arr. R. and M. Taylor)
2 In the Bleak Midwinter (Brian Galante)
3 Sing We Now
Read more of Christmas (French trad.; arr. Susan Conant)
4 Wexford Carol (Irish trad.; arr. Robert Taylor)
5 Coventry Carol (English trad.; arr. Robert Taylor)
6 Today the Virgin (John Tavener)
7 Lux Aurumque (Eric Whitacre)
8 Sanctus from Celtic Mass (Michael
McGlynn) 9 Estampie Natalis (Vaclav Nelhybel)
10 Gabriel s Message (Basque trad.; arr. Stephen Paulus)
11 Mrs. Fogarty s Christmas Cake (C. Frank Horn; arr. Robert Taylor)
12 This Evenfall tis Snowing (Caspar Othmayr)
13 Lord of the Dancing Day (Sidney Carter / David Mooney)
14 Wassail (English trad.; arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams)
15 Little Drummer Boy (Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone)
16 Patapan (Bernard de La Monnoye; arr. Karen Marrolli)
17 Children s Song of the Nativity (English trad.; Ralph Vaughan Williams)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Wexford Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir
Written: Ireland 
2.
The Gloucester Wassail Song by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir
3.
The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came (Birjina gaztettobat zegoen, Basque carol) by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir
4.
Sing we now of Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir
Written: France 
5.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
6.
In the Bleak Midwinter (Welsh) by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir
7.
I Saw Three Ships, carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1666; England 
8.
Today the Virgin by John Tavener
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; England 
9.
Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
10.
Celtic Mass: Sanctus by Michael McGlynn
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir
11.
Mrs. Fogarty's Christmas Cake by C. Frank Horn
Conductor:  Robert Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taylor Festival Choir

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