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St John's College Choir - On Christmas Night

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CHAN 5096
 
St John's College Choir - On Christmas Night
Release Date: October 2011
Originally recorded in 2011
Composer (b. 1945)
John Rutter
Solo organ
John Challenger
Composer
Traditional French
Composer (b. 1974)
James Burton
Composer (1934-1992)
William Mathias
Composer (1888-1976)
Harold Darke
Composer (1905-1987)
Elizabeth Poston
Composer
Traditional English
Composer (b. 1936)
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Composer (1894-1930)
Peter Warlock
Composer (b. 1927)
John Joubert
Composer (b. 1976)
Matthew Martin
Composer (attrib.) (?1481-?1553)
Matheo Flecha the Elder
Composer
Traditional German
Composer (b. 1936)
Christopher Robinson
Composer (1809-1847)
Felix Mendelssohn
Composer (b. 1944)
Sir John Tavener
Composer (b. 1946)
Michael Finnissy
Composer (1929-1988)
Kenneth Leighton
Composer (1787-1863)
Franz Xaver Gruber
Composer (1711/12-1786)
John Francis Wade
Conductor
Andrew Nethsingha
Venue
St John's College Chapel, Cambridge
Producer
Rachel Smith
Engineer
Jonathan Cooper
Genre:
Choir
Christmas

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JOHN RUTTER

(b. 1945)
1.

What sweeter music

4:35
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For Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Andante tranquillo
Solo: John Challenger organ

TRADITIONAL FRENCH

2.

Noel nouvelet

3:36
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Arranged by Stephen Jackson (b. 1951)
For the Choir of St Peter ad Vincula, H.M. Tower of London
Julius Foo treble
Moderato - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I
Solo: John Challenger organ

JAMES BURTON

(b. 1974)
3.

Balulalow

2:25
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Gentle

WILLIAM MATHIAS

(1934-1992)
4.

A babe is born, Op. 55

3:24
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Giocosos, alla danza
Solo: John Challenger organ

HAROLD DARKE

(1888-1976)
5.

In the bleak mid-winter

4:46
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To M.A.C.
Julian Gregory tenor
Moderato e tranquillo
Solo: John Challenger organ

TRADITIONAL FRENCH

6.

Ding! dong! merrily on high

2:48
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Arranged by Mack Wilberg (b. 1955)
For the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Craig Jessop, Music Director
Freddie James second organ part
Quickly, with articulation
Solo: John Challenger organ

ELIZABETH POSTON

(1905-1987)
7.

Jesus Christ the apple tree

3:16
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TRADITIONAL ENGLISH

8.

I saw three ships

2:02
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Arranged by Philip Marshall (1921-2005)
To K.J.
Allegro ritmico
Solo: John Challenger organ

SIR RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT

(b. 1936)
9.

Out of your sleep

1:44
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For Michael Nicholas and the Choir of St Matthew's Church, Northampton
Allegro fluente - Poco sostenuto e tranquillo

PETER WARLOCK

(1894-1930)
10.

Benedicamus Domino

1:25
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Quick

JOHN JOUBERT

(b. 1927)
11.

There is no rose

2:47
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Andantino semplice - Poco più lento - Lento

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH

12.

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

2:00
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Arranged by Sir David Willcocks (b. 1919)
Allegretto

MATTHEW MARTIN

(b. 1976)
13.

Adam lay ybounden

3:13
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Calm and unhurried

MATHEO FLECHA THE ELDER

(attrib.) (?1481-?1553)
14.

Riu, riu, chiu

2:37
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Huw Leslie baritone (verse 2)
Henry Neill baritone (verse 3)
Basil MacDonald bass (verse 4)
Geoffrey Clapham bass (verse 5)
Brisk and firm

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH

15.

O little town of Bethlehem

3:42
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Arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Sir Thomas Armstrong (1898-1994) (descant in last verse)
Solo: John Challenger organ

TRADITIONAL GERMAN

16.

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

2:54
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Arranged by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) (verse 1) and Donald Cashmore (b. 1926)
Sostenuto - Meno mosso - Più animato

CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON

(b. 1936)
17.

Make we joy

2:09
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Lively

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

(1809-1847)
18.

Hark! the herald angels sing

3:15
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Last verse arranged by Christopher Robinson
Solo: John Challenger organ

SIR JOHN TAVENER

(b. 1944)
19.

The lamb

3:50
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For Simon's third birthday
With extreme tenderness, flexible, always guided by the words - Poco meno mosso - A tempo, moving forward - Poco meno mosso

MICHAEL FINNISSY

(b. 1946)
premiere recording
20.

Telling

4:06
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Peter Hicks treble
Slowly, gently

KENNETH LEIGHTON

(1929-1988)
21.

Coventry Carol

3:17
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Julius Foo treble
Andante (cullante) - Un poco più mosso, più liberamente - Più mosso, agitato - Tempo I

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH

22.

On Christmas night

2:03
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(Sussex Carol)
Arranged by Sir Philip Ledger (b. 1937)
Brightly
Solo: John Challenger organ

FRANZ XAVER GRUBER

(1787-1863)
23.

Silent night

3:13
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Arranged by Sir Philip Ledger
Peacefully

JOHN FRANCIS WADE

(1711/12-1786)
24.

O come, all you faithful

4:02
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Arranged by Sir David Willcocks
Solo: John Challenger organ
Total time: 74:22
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
14-16 January 2011

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JOHN RUTTER

(b. 1945)
1.

What sweeter music

4:35
For Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Andante tranquillo
Solo: John Challenger organ

TRADITIONAL FRENCH

2.

Noel nouvelet

3:36
Arranged by Stephen Jackson (b. 1951)
For the Choir of St Peter ad Vincula, H.M. Tower of London
Julius Foo treble
Moderato - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I
Solo: John Challenger organ

JAMES BURTON

(b. 1974)
3.

Balulalow

2:25
Gentle

WILLIAM MATHIAS

(1934-1992)
4.

A babe is born, Op. 55

3:24
Giocosos, alla danza
Solo: John Challenger organ

HAROLD DARKE

(1888-1976)
5.

In the bleak mid-winter

4:46
To M.A.C.
Julian Gregory tenor
Moderato e tranquillo
Solo: John Challenger organ

TRADITIONAL FRENCH

6.

Ding! dong! merrily on high

2:48
Arranged by Mack Wilberg (b. 1955)
For the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Craig Jessop, Music Director
Freddie James second organ part
Quickly, with articulation
Solo: John Challenger organ

ELIZABETH POSTON

(1905-1987)
7.

Jesus Christ the apple tree

3:16

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH

8.

I saw three ships

2:02
Arranged by Philip Marshall (1921-2005)
To K.J.
Allegro ritmico
Solo: John Challenger organ

SIR RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT

(b. 1936)
9.

Out of your sleep

1:44
For Michael Nicholas and the Choir of St Matthew's Church, Northampton
Allegro fluente - Poco sostenuto e tranquillo

PETER WARLOCK

(1894-1930)
10.

Benedicamus Domino

1:25
Quick

JOHN JOUBERT

(b. 1927)
11.

There is no rose

2:47
Andantino semplice - Poco più lento - Lento

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH

12.

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

2:00
Arranged by Sir David Willcocks (b. 1919)
Allegretto

MATTHEW MARTIN

(b. 1976)
13.

Adam lay ybounden

3:13
Calm and unhurried

MATHEO FLECHA THE ELDER

(attrib.) (?1481-?1553)
14.

Riu, riu, chiu

2:37
Huw Leslie baritone (verse 2)
Henry Neill baritone (verse 3)
Basil MacDonald bass (verse 4)
Geoffrey Clapham bass (verse 5)
Brisk and firm

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH

15.

O little town of Bethlehem

3:42
Arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Sir Thomas Armstrong (1898-1994) (descant in last verse)
Solo: John Challenger organ

TRADITIONAL GERMAN

16.

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

2:54
Arranged by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) (verse 1) and Donald Cashmore (b. 1926)
Sostenuto - Meno mosso - Più animato

CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON

(b. 1936)
17.

Make we joy

2:09
Lively

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

(1809-1847)
18.

Hark! the herald angels sing

3:15
Last verse arranged by Christopher Robinson
Solo: John Challenger organ

SIR JOHN TAVENER

(b. 1944)
19.

The lamb

3:50
For Simon's third birthday
With extreme tenderness, flexible, always guided by the words - Poco meno mosso - A tempo, moving forward - Poco meno mosso

MICHAEL FINNISSY

(b. 1946)
premiere recording
20.

Telling

4:06
Peter Hicks treble
Slowly, gently

KENNETH LEIGHTON

(1929-1988)
21.

Coventry Carol

3:17
Julius Foo treble
Andante (cullante) - Un poco più mosso, più liberamente - Più mosso, agitato - Tempo I

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH

22.

On Christmas night

2:03
(Sussex Carol)
Arranged by Sir Philip Ledger (b. 1937)
Brightly
Solo: John Challenger organ

FRANZ XAVER GRUBER

(1787-1863)
23.

Silent night

3:13
Arranged by Sir Philip Ledger
Peacefully

JOHN FRANCIS WADE

(1711/12-1786)
24.

O come, all you faithful

4:02
Arranged by Sir David Willcocks
Solo: John Challenger organ
Total time: 74:22
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
14-16 January 2011




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