The Wonder of Christmas / Elora Festival Singers

Release Date: 11/11/2014
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8573421
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
The Elora Festival Singers, conducted by internationally acclaimed director Noel Edison, is one of the most exciting of contemporary choirs. Their disc of Eric Whitacre’s choral music was nominated for a GRAMMY® in 2010. Now they turn to the art of the Christmas carol, a genre covering a variety of styles, both popular and refined, each piece expressing religious sentiments and beliefs. The music ranges from much-loved settings to new works, from polyphony to more straightforward melodies, in a recital stretching from the Middle Ages to the music of today.
Works on This Recording
1. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer: Michael [Organ] Bloss (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; England
2. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English) by Traditional
Period: Classical
Written: by 1833 ; England
3. What child is this? by Traditional
Performer: Michael [Organ] Bloss (Organ)
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
4. A Boy was Born, Op. 3 by Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933/1955 ; England
5. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Performer: Michael [Organ] Bloss (Organ)
6. Who Is He in Yonder Stall, carol for chorus by Benjamin Russell Hanby
Performer: Michael [Organ] Bloss (Organ)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ;
7. Nesciens mater virgo virum by Jean Mouton
Period: Renaissance
8. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22) by William James Kirkpatrick
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; United States of Ame
9. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer: Michael [Organ] Bloss (Organ)
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; France
10. Adam lay y-bounden, advent carol for chorus by Howard Skempton
Written: 1999 ;
11. Ecce Concipies, for chorus by Mark Sirett
Period: Contemporary
12. Rocking, carol for chorus by John Tavener
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2007 ;
13. Gabriel's Message (Basque) by Traditional
Performer: Michael [Organ] Bloss (Organ)
Period: Medieval
Written: circa 1582 ; Spain
14. I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Period: 20th Century
15. There is a flower by John Rutter
Period: 20th Century
16. Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming, carol by Traditional
17. The first nowell by Traditional
Performer: Michael [Organ] Bloss (Organ)
18. Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night") by Adolphe Adam
Performer: Michael [Organ] Bloss (Organ)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; France
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