Related Links

Recommended Links

Give the Composers Timeline Poster



Site News

What's New for
December 2014?

Site Search

Follow us on
Facebook    Twitter

Affiliates

In association with
Amazon
Amazon UKAmazon GermanyAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon Japan

ArkivMusic
CD Universe

HBDirect

JPC

ArkivMusic

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

CD Review

Christmas at St. John's College, Cambridge

Hyperion 67576

Antiphons, Carols, Motets, Hymns & Anthems

  • Otto Goldschmidt: Carol "A tender shoot"
  • Herbert Howells: Carol "A Spotless Rose"
  • Edward Naylor: Motet "Vox dicentis: Clama"
  • Judith Bingham: Anthem "The clouded Heaven"
  • John Rutter: Carol "There is a flower"
  • Gustav Holst: Carol "This have I done for my true love"
  • Francis Pott: Carol "Lullay my liking"
  • Peter Warlock: Carol "Bethlehem Down"
  • Morten Lauridsen: Motet "O magnum mysterium"
  • Plainsong "Rorate caeli"
  • Hymns: "O come, O come, Emmanuel", "Lo! He comes with clouds" & "O come, all ye faithful"
  • Antiphons: "O Sapientia", "Adonai", "O Radix Iesse", "O Clavis David",
    "O Oriens", "O Rex gentium", "O Emmanuel" & "Hodie Christus natus est"
John Robinson, organ
The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge/David Hill
Hyperion CDA67576 79m DDD
Find it at AmazonFind it at Amazon UKFind it at Amazon GermanyFind it at Amazon CanadaFind it at Amazon FranceFind it at Amazon JapanOrder Now from ArkivMusic.comFind it at CD Universe

Although Christmas was, is and will always will remain the most anticipated feast day of the year, several of the customs connected with it are becoming, to say the least tedious, and more so than the plethora of CD issues with the same all too familiar pieces. So this Hyperion release is welcome indeed, penetrating the murky air with the force of a bright new dawn, musically that is.

The St. John's Choir takes as its starting point their very particular Advent Carol Service, famous the world over, and continue with a stupendous programme of works that range from such Christmas classics as Rutter's 'There is a flower' and Holst's 'Tomorrow shall be my dancing day' to new material by Judith Bingham and Francis Pott in 'The Clouded Heaven' and 'Lullaby my liking' respectively.

Edward Naylor's majestic 'Vox Dicentis' is also thrown in for good measure. The programme is the brainchild of Director David Hill who coaxes his forces through some very taxing but rewarding compositions with a poetic intensity that is wholly arresting. John Robinson on the organ supports devotedly and sympathetically.

Copyright © 2007, Gerald Fenech

Trumpet