Christmas with St John’s

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Christmas presents a golden opportunity to present brand new music to wide audiences, and the role played by St John’s College Choir in this area has been significant, as demonstrated by new recording of traditional and contemporary choral works.

The recording features Michael Finnissy’s John the Baptist, written for the Choir for its BBC Advent broadcast in 2014. The programme begins with Bob Chilcott’s The Shepherd’s Carol commissioned by Stephen Cleobury (a former St John’s organ scholar) for King’s College Choir, and also includes Creator of the Stars of Night, composed by another former St John’s organ scholar, John Scott.

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge is one of the finest choirs of men and boys in the world, known and loved by millions from its recordings, broadcasts and concert tours.

A cornerstone of the great English choral tradition since the 1670s, the Choir is recognised for its distinctive, rich and expressive sound and is today directed by Andrew Nethsingha.

 
 
SKU: SIGCD458

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

Andrew Nethsingha director

Release date:16th Oct 2016
Order code:SIGCD458
Barcode: 635212045824

  1. The Shepherds Carol – Bob Chilcott – 3.40
  2. The Holly and the Ivy – Traditional arr. Henry Walford Davies – 2.54
  3. Sir Christemas – William Mathias – 1.33
  4. O Oriens – Cecilia McDowall – 4.35
  5. Adam Lay ybounden – Boris Ord – 1.19
  6. A Spotless Rose – Philip Ledger – 2.00
  7. The Seven Joys of Mary – William Whitehead – 4.45
  8. Dormi Jesu – John Rutter – 4.56
  9. Creator of the Stars of Night – Plainsong arr. John Scott – 3.41
  10. I Wonder as I Wander – Carl Rutti – 1.46
  11. O Little Town of Bethlehem – Henry Walford Davies – 4.49
  12. I Saw Three Ships – Traditional arr. Simon Preston – 2.00
  13. Three Kings – Peter Cornelius arr. Ivor Atkins – 2.40
  14. Ding Dong! Merrily on High – Traditional arr. Charles Wood – 2.03
  15. As Dew in Aprylle – Peter Warlock – 1.57
  16. John the Baptist – Michael Finnissy – 3.26
  17. Mary’s Magnificat – Andrew Carter – 3.24
  18. People, look East – Peter Tranchell arr. Peter Marchbank – 3.18
  19. Silent Night – Franz Gruber, Mark Blatchly – 3.19
  20. Out of Your Sleep Arise – Anthony Milner – 2.43
  21. Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree – Elizabeth Poston – 3.34
  22. Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day – John Gardner – 2.23