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Carols from Clare / Rutter, Clare College Singers


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Emi Studio Catalog #: 69950   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  John RutterTraditionalHenry John GauntlettHenry Walford Davies,   ... 
Performer:  Jeremy BlandfordSimon VaughanRoger Garland
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College ChoirClare College Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...performances which simply effervesce with enthusiasm. Considering that these recordings are over 40 years old, the sound is astonishingly good, bright and clear... In short, these [performances] are a joy. You don’t have to ration yourself to listening to them purely at Christmas, the music is too good to be kept for one time of the year. Enjoy them all the year round. I shall.

-- Bob Briggs, MusicWeb International
reviewing these performances reissued as EMI 9469472
...performances which simply effervesce with enthusiasm. Considering that these recordings are over 40 years old, the sound is astonishingly good, bright and clear... In short, these [performances] are a joy. You don’t have to ration yourself to listening to them purely at Christmas, the music is too good to be kept for one time of the year. Enjoy them all the year round. I shall.

-- Bob Briggs, MusicWeb International
reviewing these performances reissued as EMI 9469472
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Works on This Recording

1. Shepherd's Pipe Carol by John Rutter
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2. Infant holy, infant lowly by Traditional
Performer:  Simon Vaughan (Baritone), Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: Poland 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
3. Angel Tidings by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
4. Quelle est cette odeur agréable? by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
5. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
6. Il est né, le divin enfant by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
7. I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
8. In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
9. Nativity Carol by John Rutter
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 
10. Quem pastores laudavere by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
11. Rocking by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ), Roger Garland (Violin)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: Czech Republic 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
12. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
13. Here we come a-wassailing by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
14. The Coming of our King by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: Poland 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
15. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
16. The infant king by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
17. Shepherds' Noël by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: Catalonia, Spain 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
18. Noël nouvelet by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: France 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
19. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
20. Gabriel's message by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: Basque Provinces 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
21. Sans Day Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: Cornwall, England 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
22. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
23. Flemish Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: Flanders, Belgium 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
24. Past three o'clock by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Written: 16th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 

Sound Samples

Shepherd's Pipe Carol (1988 Digital Remaster)
Infant holy, infant lowly (1988 Digital Remaster)
Angel Tidings (Traditional Moravian carol, arr. Rutter) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (arr. Rutter) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Once in Royal David's City (1988 Digital Remaster)
Il est né le divin enfant (arr. Rutter) (1967 Digital Remaster)
I saw three ships come sailing by (arr. Rutter) (1988 Digital Remaster)
In dulci jubilo (arr. Rutter) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Nativity Carol (1988 Digital Remaster)
Quem pastores laudavere (1988 Digital Remaster)
Rocking (Little Jesu sweetly sleep) (Czech traditional, coll. M. Shaw trans. Dearmer) (1988 Digital Remaster)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (melody for 'Five gold rings' added by Frederic Austin, arr. Rutter) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Here we come a-wassailing (arr. Rutter) (1988 Digital Remaster)
The Coming of our King (Traditional Polish carol, arr. Rutter) (1988 Digital Remaster)
O come, O come Immanuel (arr. Rutter) (1988 Digital Remaster)
The Infant King (1988 Digital Remaster)
Shepherds' Noël (1988 Digital Remaster)
Noël nouvelet (1988 Digital Remaster)
O little town of Bethlehem
Gabriel's Message (1988 Digital Remaster)
Sans Day Carol, 'Now the holly bears a berry' (Traditional English Carol, arr. Rutter) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Stille Nacht (arr. Rutter) (1970 Digital Remaster)
Flemish Carol (Flemish traditional trans. Trevelyan) (1970 Digital Remaster)
Past three a-clock (1988 Digital Remaster)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Carols from Clare is the one!  January 21, 2014 By BARBY C. (Ottawa, Ontario) See All My Reviews "If I were going to be taken to a desert island or into deep space and could take only one CD with me, this is it. I have this CD in all of my three CD players and have sent Carols from Clare as a gift to family and friends on three continents over the years. Three generations of my family now own it. John Rutter's arrangements and orchestration as well as his impeccable choral finesse make this outstanding listening twelve months of the year." Report Abuse
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