Christmas Carols: From Village Green to Church Choir / Gant, Vox Turturis

Release Date: 9/11/2015
Catalog Number: SIGCD387
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vox Turturis
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Christmas Carols from Village Green to Church Choir could serve as an introduction to where Christmas carols came from and what kind of cultural background they represent. Conductor Andrew Gant has put together a program ranging from very simple versions of carols to arrangements from the 19th and 20th centuries (the church choir end of the continuum). Nothing departs far from the pieces' basic tonal structure, but there's a good deal of variety; nothing is repeated pedantically, and the program flows naturally. The young voices of the small (adult, mixed-gender) choir Vox Turturis... sound clean and natural. A recommended holiday item for anyone curious as to just what Christmas carols are.

– All Music Guide (James Manheim)
Works on This Recording
1. The Angel Gabriel, carol by Traditional
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vox Turturis
2. O come, O come, Emmanuel (tune Veni Emmanuel) (New English Hymnal No. 11) by Thomas Helmore
Conductor: Andrew Gant
4. The holly and the ivy by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Period: 20th Century
5. I Saw Three Ships, carol by Traditional
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1666 ; England
6. O little town of Bethlehem by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906 ; England
8. Célébrons la naissance (We sing in celebration) by Traditional
Conductor: Andrew Gant
9. Les anges dans nos campagnes (French), carol (AKA Angels We Have Heard On High) by Traditional
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1840 ; France
10. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
12. Personent Hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones) by Traditional
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Period: Medieval
Written: by 1582 ; Germany
14. What Child Is This? for chorus & organ by Andrew Gant
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Period: Contemporary
15. Tempus adest floridum (PiæCantiones) by Anonymous
Conductor: Andrew Gant
19. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (adapted from Handel) by Traditional
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Period: Baroque
Written: 1728 ; England
20. Ding Dong Merrily on High, for chorus by Charles Wood
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Period: Post-Romantic
24. Away in a Manger by Traditional
Conductor: Andrew Gant
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1885 ; United States of Ame
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