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What Sweeter Music / Barbieri, Consortium


Release Date: 10/26/2004 
Label:  Deux-elles   Catalog #: 811   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sir William WaltonJohn RutterHenry John GauntlettBoris Ord,   ... 
Performer:  Gareth Price
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Traditional carols and Christmas anthems are brought together in this Christmas Carol Collection. The many emotions of Christmas, from anticipation and joy to awesome wonder, are represented in the music and often poignant texts. Spanning half a millennium of the Christmas tradition, "What Sweeter Music" contains many of the most beautiful carols, old and new, performed in the splendid acoustics of St Alban's, Holborn by the London-based vocal ensemble, CONSORTIUM. Traditional carols and Christmas anthems are brought together in this Christmas Carol Collection. The many emotions of Christmas, from anticipation and joy to awesome wonder, are represented in the music and often poignant texts. Spanning half a millennium of the Christmas tradition, "What Sweeter Music" contains many of the most beautiful carols, old and new, performed in the splendid acoustics of St Alban's, Holborn by the London-based vocal ensemble, CONSORTIUM. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. All this time by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; England 
2. What Sweeter Music by John Rutter
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
3. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
4. Adam lay ybounden by Boris Ord
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
5. Mary's Magnificat by Andrew Carter
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: 20th Century 
6. The Truth from Above by Traditional
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
7. In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
8. No small wonder by Paul Edwards
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: 20th Century 
9. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
10. Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
11. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
12. Lullaby my Jesus by Peter Warlock
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
13. Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8: no 3, Die Könige by Peter Cornelius
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856/1870; Weimar, Germany 
14. See amid the winter's snow by John Goss
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
15. On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Written: England 
16. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Gareth Price (Organ)
Conductor:  Edward Barbieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

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