O Holy Night / Waldron, London Choral Sinfonia

Release Date: 11/15/2019
Catalog Number: ORC100110
Number of Discs: 1

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$16.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
The young professional singers of Michael Waldron’s London Choral Sinfonia open fresh perspectives on the music of Christmas with a captivating debut album for Orchid Classics. O Holy Night unites familiar carols – arranged by Sir David Willcocks, Andrew Carter and Max Pappenheim – with little-known seasonal treasures by, among others, Peter Maxwell Davies, Humphrey Clucas, Robert Saxton and ex-Swingle Singer, Carol Canning. The tracklist also includes Lo, He comes with clouds descending and O Holy Night in spellbinding arrangements by composer and theatre sound designer Max Pappenheim, former organ scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. London Choral Sinfonia’s Musical Director, Michael Waldron, built his Christmas album around five traditional carols. The recording’s repertoire mix includes Martin Neary’s fresh take on We Three Kings, a dramatic setting of the Coventry Carol by Jonathan Rathbone, Richard Pantcheff’s haunting A Christmas Carol, and the beguiling No Small Wonder by Paul Edwards. Within the span of twenty tracks, the London Choral Sinfonia embraces everything from the radiant beauty of Gabriel Jackson’s Tomorrow go ye forth and Thomas Wilson’s There is no rose to the exuberant energy of Sir Christèmas by William Matthias.
Works on This Recording
1. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Period: Renaissance
Written: 15th Century ; France
1. Carols (4): No. 3 Alma Redemptoris Mater by Peter Maxwell Davies
2. Sir Christèmas by William Mathias
Period: 20th Century
2. A Christmas Carol, Op. 88, No. 1 by Richard Pantcheff
3. Lullay, my liking, Op. 34 no 2/H 129 by Gustav Holst
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1916 ; England
3. There is No Rose by Thomas Wilson
4. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer: Katherine Watson (Soprano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1818 ; Austria
4. The Child of Light by Robert Saxton
5. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer: Charlotte Ashley (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; England
6. Adam lay ybounden by Peter Warlock
Performer: Zoe Brookshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1922 ; England
7. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Period: Classical
Written: by 1782 ; England
8. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
9. Love came down at Christmas by Humfrey Clucas
Period: 20th Century
10. We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Performer: Nick Pritchard (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
11. No small wonder by Paul Edwards
Period: 20th Century
12. Festgesang "An die Künstler", Op. 68 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1846 ;
13. Preludes (4) for Piano: no 3, The Holy Boy by John Ireland
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 ; England
14. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer: Katherine Watson (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
15. Tomorrow go ye forth by Gabriel Jackson
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2003 ;
16. Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Tune: Helmsley) by Thomas Olivers
17. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer: Katherine Watson (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
18. Tomorrow go ye forth by Gabriel Jackson
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2003 ;
19. Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Tune: Helmsley) by Thomas Olivers
20. Lullay, my liking, Op. 34 no 2/H 129 by Gustav Holst
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1916 ; England
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