Now May We Singen / Garrard, Bloor, Choir of Westminster School

Release Date: 9/20/2019
Catalog Number: SIGCD595
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The Choir of Westminster School blends the ancient and modern in this festive collection of choral works, drawing on Advent and Christmas music by composers including Judith Weir, James MacMillan, John Tavener, Roxanna Panufnik and Ralph Vaughan Williams. With a national reputation for excellence, the Choir of Westminster school gives annual concerts at the Barbican and performs regularly at venues including Westminster Abbey, St John’s Smith Square and the Houses of Parliament. Under the direction of Timothy Garrard, Director of Music, the Choir rehearses regularly throughout the week in preparation for twice-weekly services in Westminster Abbey and evensongs in the School Chapel.

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REVIEW:

This disc very successfully mingles settings that are unaccompanied and organ-accompanied. Some are lustily "danced" and sung, and some take their tone from reverential reflection. There is something for everyone within this broad range.

– MusicWeb International
Works on This Recording
1. Novo profusi gaudio, for chorus & organ by Matthew Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: Contemporary
1. Ex Maria Virgine: Ave Rex Angelorum by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
2. Drop down, ye heavens, from above by Judith Weir
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2005 ; England
2. Lullay, Myn Lyking by Richard Allain
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
3. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; England
4. The Strathclyde Motets: O radiant dawn by James MacMillan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: Contemporary
5. Mary's Magnificat by Andrew Carter
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: 20th Century
6. It came upon a midnight clear by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
7. Now may we singen by Cecilia McDowall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: 20th Century
8. The King of Blis by John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
9. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: 20th Century
10. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elisabeth Poston
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1967 ; England
11. Angels Sing!, for chorus by Roxanna Panufnik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: Contemporary
12. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
13. Sir Christèmas by William Mathias
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: 20th Century
14. Sleep, Holy Babe by Alexander Campkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
15. O come, all ye faithful. 'Adeste fideles' by John Francis Wade
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: Baroque
16. Sleep, Holy Babe by Alexander Campkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
17. O come, all ye faithful. 'Adeste fideles' by John Francis Wade
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Choir
Period: Baroque
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