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CHAN 10385 - Vaughan Williams: Christmas Music
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CD available From: 01 October 2006
 Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
     
      premiere recording of the arrangement for strings and organ
1 Fantasia on Christmas Carols 12:19
     
      premiere recording
On Christmas Night 28:08
      A Masque adapted from Dickens' A Christmas Carol
2 Prelude. God rest you merry - Allegro agitato - 1:51
3 Marley's Ghost. Allegro moderato e pesante 1:42
4 The Spirit of Christmas. Lento - 0:49
5 Fezziwig's Christmas Party. Molto moderato - 2:15
6 Fezziwig's Parlour: Scene 2. Allegro - 4:16
7 Morris jig. Allegro molto - 1:42
8 The Triumph. Allegro moderato - 2:07
9 Roger de Coverley - 1:02
10 Midnight. Lento - 1:44
11 A procession. Lento - 2:45
12 Victorian Drawing Room. Andante sostenuto - 0:56
13 Bob Cratchit's Christmas Party - 1:27
14 Bob Cratchit's Toast. Lento - 0:31
15 Black Nag. Allegro - 1:35
16 Procession of the Nativity. Lento 3:20
     
The First Nowell 29:09
      A Nativity Play
17 1 Prelude. God rest you merry and The truth from above 4:55
      Baritone solo and Chorus
18 2 Angelus ad Virginem 1:34
      Soprano solo
19 3 The Salutation Carol 2:04
      Chorus
20 6 The Cherry Tree Carol: Part One 1:55
      Chorus
21 7 The Cherry Tree Carol: Part Two 1:32
      Soprano solo
22 8 Joseph and Mary 2:39
      Baritone solo and Chorus
23 9 'In Bethlehem City' (A Virgin most pure) 2:35
      Women's Chorus
24 15 The Sussex Carol 1:20
      Baritone solo and Chorus
25 16 'Tidings true there be come new' (The Salutation Carol) 1:07
      Tenors and Basses
26 17 How brightly shone the morning star 3:19
      Chorus
27 18 [Interlude] 0:56
      Orchestra
28 20 The First Nowell 5:06
      Soprano, Baritone and Chorus
      69:36
 Sarah Fox soprano
 Roderick Williams baritone
 Joyful Company of Singers
 City of London Sinfonia
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London
      5 & 5 December 2005
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Michael Common (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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