Whitbourn: Carolae & Music for Christmas / Jordan, Westminster Williamson Voices

Release Date: 11/11/2016
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8573715
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
Number of Discs: 1

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James Whitbourn is a Grammy® nominated composer whose music is internationally admired for its direct connection with performers and audiences, The Observer describing him as "a truly original communicator in modern British choral music." Carolae is a fusion of the great Christmas traditions at King’s College Cambridge and Princeton University Chapel, with the Missa Carolæ at its heart. Whitbourn’s love of medieval musical language is reflected in his clever use of original melody with famous carols such as Noël Nouvelet, combined with skillful new arrangements of seasonal favorites such as The Coventry Carol.
Works on This Recording
1. Veni et illumina by James Whitbourn
Performer: Phillip O'Banion (Percussion), Brad Ward (Tenor Trombone), Darin Kelly (Trumpet), Eric Schweingruber (Trumpet), Daryl Robinson (Organ), Jonathan Schubert (Bass Trombone), Karen Schubert (Horn)
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2015 ; England
2. I wonder as I wander by Traditional
Performer: Megan Gallagher (Soprano)
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
3. Missa Carolae by James Whitbourn
Performer: Darin Kelly (Trumpet), Robert Skoniczin (Trumpet), Eric Schweingruber (Trumpet), Matthew Gould (Tenor Trombone), Brad Ward (Tenor Trombone), Emily Sebastian (Soprano), Micaela Bottari (Soprano), Christopher Hochstuhl (Piccolo), Jessica Stanislawczyk (Soprano), Daryl Robinson (Organ), Phillip O'Banion (Percussion), Jonathan Schubert (Bass Trombone), Jacob Ezzo (Percussion)
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2004 ; England
4. Winter's Wait by James Whitbourn
Performer: Daryl Robinson (Organ)
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2010 ; England
5. The Magi's Dream by James Whitbourn
Performer: Daryl Robinson (Organ)
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2011 ; England
6. Coventry Carol by Anonymous
Performer: Lauren Lazzari (Handbell), Kathleen Dunn (Handbell), Samantha Goldberg (Handbell)
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: Medieval
7. Of one that is so fair and bright by James Whitbourn
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1992 ; England
8. Hodie, carol for chorus & organ by James Whitbourn
Performer: Daryl Robinson (Organ), Marigrace Maley (Soprano)
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1999 ; Englad
9. Magnificat by James Whitbourn
Performer: Eric Rieger (Tenor), Daryl Robinson (Organ), Adrienne Ostrander (Percussion)
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2005 ; England
10. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: Baroque
11. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis "Collegium Regale": Nunc Dimittis by James Whitbourn
Performer: Eric Rieger (Tenor), Daryl Robinson (Organ), Adrienne Ostrander (Percussion)
Conductor: James Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Williamson Voices
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2005 ; Enland
12. Toccata Prelude for Organ no 4 "Von Himmel hoch" by Garth Edmundson
Performer: Daryl Robinson (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
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