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David Bednal: Welcome All Wonders - A Christmas Cantata / Rees

Bednall / Choir Of The Queen's College Oxford
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 335   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  David Bednall
Performer:  Simon DesbruslaisOlivia ClarkePaul Manley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Welcome all Wonders: A Christmas Cantata is a large-scale work for choir, organ, and trumpet spanning 15 movements. It celebrates the Christmas story through an imaginative selection and juxtaposition of poetry and liturgical texts, and provides a multifaceted telling of the familiar narrative. The celebratory aspects of Christmas are tainted by darker themes that are inherent to the story but are easily overlooked, culminating in an enlightened and engaging work that explores the Christmas story in a profound manner. The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford is among the finest and most active university choirs in the UK. Its wide-ranging repertory includes a rich array of Renaissance and Baroque music and contemporary works. Welcome all Wonders: A Christmas Cantata is a large-scale work for choir, organ, and trumpet spanning 15 movements. It celebrates the Christmas story through an imaginative selection and juxtaposition of poetry and liturgical texts, and provides a multifaceted telling of the familiar narrative. The celebratory aspects of Christmas are tainted by darker themes that are inherent to the story but are easily overlooked, culminating in an enlightened and engaging work that explores the Christmas story in a profound manner. The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford is among the finest and most active university choirs in the UK. Its wide-ranging repertory includes a rich array of Renaissance and Baroque music and contemporary works. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Welcome All Wonders "A Christmas Cantata" by David Bednall
Performer:  Simon Desbruslais (Trumpet), Olivia Clarke (Organ), Paul Manley (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir

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