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A Feast Of Christmas Carols / Lancelot, Nicholas, Et Al


Release Date: 12/24/2002 
Label:  Priory Records   Catalog #: 4000   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Christopher SteelBenjamin BrittenJohann Sebastian BachTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Stephen LaytonNeil TaylorKeith WrightJohn Scott Whiteley
Conductor:  Philip MooreJames LancelotPeter WrightMichael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster ChoirDurham Cathedral ChoirSouthwark Cathedral Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Includes work(s) by Robert Carver. Ensemble: Durham Cathedral Choir. Conductor: James Lancelot. Includes work(s) by Robert Carver. Ensemble: Durham Cathedral Choir. Conductor: James Lancelot. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
People, look east by Christopher Steel
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ), Neil Taylor (Organ), Keith Wright (Organ),
John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore,  James Lancelot,  Peter Wright,  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir,  Durham Cathedral Choir,  Southwark Cathedral Choir  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Hymn to the Virgin by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  James Lancelot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Durham Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1934; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her, BWV 700 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Keith Wright (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  James Lancelot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Durham Cathedral Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
5.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6.
In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ)
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
8.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
9.
Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
10.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Willcocks 
11.
Mary's Magnificat by Roger Hemingway
Conductor:  James Lancelot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Durham Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
12.
Nouveau livre de noëls (12), Op. 2: no 6, Noël sur les jeux d'anches, Adam fut un pauvre homme by Louis-Claude Daquin
Performer:  Keith Wright (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
13.
Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël: no 2, Quem vidistis pastores by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  James Lancelot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Durham Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
14.
What Sweeter Music by John Rutter
Conductor:  James Lancelot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Durham Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
15.
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op. 75 no 2 by John Gardner
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ)
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
16.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
17.
Unto us is born a son by Traditional
Performer:  Neil Taylor (Organ)
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1582 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Wilcocks 
18.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
19.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
20.
O Jesulein süss, o Jesulein mild by Samuel Scheidt
Conductor:  James Lancelot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Durham Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1650; Halle, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
21.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Neil Taylor (Organ)
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
22.
Verbum caro factum est by Hans Leo Hassler
Conductor:  James Lancelot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Durham Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
23.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
24.
In dulci jubilo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Keith Wright (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
25.
We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  James Lancelot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Durham Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
26.
Of the Father's love begotten by Traditional
Performer:  Neil Taylor (Organ)
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
27.
Adam lay ybounden by Peter Warlock
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ)
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
28.
Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
29.
A maiden most gentle by Traditional
Performer:  Neil Taylor (Organ)
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Written: France 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
30.
This Lovely Lady by Bryan Kelly
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
31.
Carols (3), Op. 17: no 3, Alleluya, a new work is come on hand by Peter Wishart
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
32.
Here lies the little one by Traditional
Performer:  Neil Taylor (Organ)
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
33.
Lullay, my liking, Op. 34 no 2/H 129 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
34.
Still, still, still by Traditional
Performer:  Neil Taylor (Organ)
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Written: Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
35.
Illuminare, Jerusalem by Judith Weir
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
36.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
37.
Iona by Edmund Walters
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
38.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Written: Wales, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
39.
Adam lay ybounden by Boris Ord
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
40.
Adam lay ybounden by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger 
41.
The Lord at first did Adam make by Traditional
Performer:  John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
42.
Gabriel's message by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Written: Basque Provinces 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
43.
I sing of a maiden by Patrick Hadley
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ)
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1936; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
44.
There is no rose by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
45.
There is no rose, Op. 14 by John Joubert
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
46.
Shepherd's Pipe Carol by John Rutter
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ)
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
47.
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
48.
Lute-book lullaby by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Maxim 
49.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 1, Here is the little door by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
50.
Carols (3), Op. 25: no 2, Lully, lulla thou little tiny child by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
51.
Joys Seven by Traditional
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ)
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
52.
Wassail Carol by William Mathias
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ)
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
53.
On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ)
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
54.
Holy thorn that blooms by Richard Shephard
Performer:  John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
55.
Up! Good Christian folk, and listen by Traditional
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
56.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer:  John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
57.
Hymn Tunes (3), Op. 114: That virgin's child by Edmund Rubbra
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
58.
Sweet was the song by Stanley Vann
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
59.
This is the truth sent from above by Traditional
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
60.
Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer:  John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
61.
Sing Lullaby by Traditional
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
62.
Sans Day Carol by Traditional
Performer:  John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Written: Cornwall, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
63.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 3, Sing lullaby by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
64.
Watts' Cradle Song by Philip Moore
Performer:  John Scott Whiteley (Organ)
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
65.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Moore 
66.
The Shepherds heard the angels by Richard Shephard
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
67.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
68.
I sing of a maiden by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ)
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
69.
Today the Virgin by John Tavener
Conductor:  Michael Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwich Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
70.
Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8: no 3, Die Könige by Peter Cornelius
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856/1870; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
71.
The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Peter Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
72.
All this time by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Philip Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 

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