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Christmas Carols with The King’s Singers

Label: Signum (SIGCD683) | Year: 2021
Singers: Patrick Dunachie (countertenor), Edward Button (countertenor), Julian Gregory (tenor), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Nick Ashby (baritone), Jonathan Howard (bass)

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This brand new Christmas album from The King’s Singers features 25 tracks covering everything from contemporary choral gems and folk songs through to well-loved carols. Dotted throughout the album are several of the most famous English church carols, which take The King’s Singers right back to their earliest singing days, and which also reflect the group’s heritage at King’s College, Cambridge. In Christmas Carols with The King’s Singers, the group bottle that frosty, moonlit, fireside Christmas wonder and pour it into their sound.

 

Track Listing

  1. Balulalow James Burton
  2. Gaudete! (Rejoice!) Traditional, arr. Brian Kay
  3. O little town of Bethlehem Traditional, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Patrick Dunachie
  4. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day David Willcocks
  5. The Shepherd’s Carol Bob Chilcott
  6. La filadora (The spinner) Traditional Catalan, arr. Goff Richards
  7. The quiet heart June Collin
  8. Hodie Christus natus est (Christ is born today) Plainchant
  9. Ding! Dong! Merrily on high Thoinot Arbeau, arr. Charles Wood
  10. O, do not move John Tavener
  11. O magnum mysterium (O great mystery) Tomas Luis da Victoria
  12. Once in royal David’s City Henry John Gauntlett and Arthur Henry Mann, ad. Nick Ashby
  13. Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht Johann Sebastian Bach
  14. Julebudet til dem, der bygge Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann, arr. Bo Holten
  15. Gabriel’s Message Traditional, arr. Edgar Pettman
  16. Hymne à la Vièrge (Hymn to the Virgin) Pierre Villette
  17. The little road to Bethlehem Michael Head, arr. Grayston Ives
  18. Dormi, dormi (Sleep, sleep) Traditional, arr. Guy Turner
  19. Nit de vetlla (A night of watching) Traditional Catalan, arr. Goff Richards
  20. Wither’s Rocking Hymn Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. Christopher Bruerton
  21. Jul, jul, strålande jul (Christmas, Christmas, brilliant Christmas) Gustaf Nordqvist
  22. The Lute-Book Lullaby Anonymous, arr. Geoffrey Shaw
  23. Qui creavit caelum (He by whom the heavens were made) (Song of the Nuns of Chester) Plainchant
  24. L’Adieu des Bergers (The Shepherd’s Farewell) Hector Berlioz, arr. Christopher Bruerton
  25. Fröhliche Weihnacht überall (Merry Christmas all around) Traditional, arr. Matthias Bucher

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