Episode #1349

The English Nativity Festival

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Choirs and organists share a bountiful repertoire drawn from many years of the British holiday tradition of the English nativity.

Program details:

WILLIAM MATHIAS: Sir Christemas –City of London Choir/Hilary Davan Wetton, director; Mark Williams, organ. Naxos 8.572102

CARSON COOMAN: Adam lay ybounden –Choir or Rochester Cathedral/Scott Farrell, director; Roger Sayer (1989 Mander/Rochester Cathedral) Regent 379

SIR PHILIP LEDGER: 4 Carols (Adam lay ybounden; A spotless rose; Jesus Christ the apple tree; Good Christian men, rejoice) –Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge/Philip Ledger and David Rowland, director; Roxanne Summerfield (1971 Mander/Jesus College, Cambridge) Regent 305

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: In dulci jubilo, Op. 75, no. 2 –Daniel Hyde (1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge) Priory 884

JUDITH WEIR: Illuminare, Jerusalem. ROBIN HOLLOWAY: Christmas Carol. STEPHEN PAULUS: Pilgrim Jesus –Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury, director; Ashley Grote and Tom Winpenny (1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge) EMI Classics 58070

RODERICK ELMS: Wassail down the wind –Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Stephen Bell, conductor; Stuart Nicholson (1954 Harrison/Temple Church, London) Naxos 8.570793

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