A Winter’s Night


The addition of a brass ensemble to Christmas concerts and carol services, combining with the more traditional sounds of choir and organ, has become increasingly popular in recent years. This recording brings together a number of works for the specific forces of choir, brass quintet, organ and percussion, some of which have been arranged specially for this release. Interspersed amongst these works are a selection of popular Christmas carols which have formed and integral part of Winchester College Chapel Choir’s core repertoire for many years.

Winchester College was founded by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, in 1382, and Winchester College Quiristers have for over 625 years sung services in Winchester College Chapel. In modem times they have formed a choir renowned for its excellence.

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in the 2017-18 season, Onyx Brass continues to be the leading light in establishing the brass quintet as a medium for serious chamber music, inspired by the pioneering early years of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. To this end, the group has commissioned and performed the world premières of over 200 new works, with many more in the pipeline for performance and recording.


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Winchester College Chapel Choir

Onyx Brass

Howard Ionascu

Release date: August 2020

Catalogue number: SIGCD646

Barcode: 635212064627

1. I saw three ships come sailing inarr. Philip Marshall

A winter’s nightCecilia McDowall
2. I. In dulci Jubilo
3. II. O little one sweet
4. III. Noël Nouvelet
5. IV. Still, still, still
6. V. Sussex Carol

7. Adam lay y’boundenPhilip Ledger
8. O little town of BethlehemRalph Vaughan Williams arr. Oliver Tarney
9. Puer Natus in BethlehemSamuel Scheidt
10. See amid the winter’s snowJohn Goss arr. David Willcocks
11. In The Bleak MidwinterGustav Holst arr. Timothy Jackson

12. Away in a mangerW. J. Kirkpatrick arr. Robert Quinney
13. What sweeter musicJohn Rutter
14. Tomorrow shall be my dancing dayEnglish traditional arr. David Willcocks
15. O come, all ye faithfulJohn Francis Wade arr. David Willcocks
16. Past 3 O’ClockTraditional, arr. Roger Harvey
17. The holly and the ivyJonathan Willcocks
18. Mater ora, filiumCharles Wood arr. Charles Oxley
19. Hark, the herald angels singFelix Mendelssohn arr. Oliver Tarney
20. Ding dong! merrily on highFrench traditional arr. Mack Wilberg

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