A Ceremony of Carols: Benjamin Britten; An English Day-Book: Elizabeth Poston


Another highlight of Scotland’s musical life comes from the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS) National Girls Choir.

Joined by Claire Jones, the official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales, Christopher Bell leads performances of Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, An English Day-Book – an exciting rarity by English composer Elizabeth Poston – and two contemporary works by Scottish composer Oliver Iredale Searle and Irish composer Stephen Deazley.

★★★★★ This debut recording by Christopher Bell’s NYCoS National Girls Choir could so easily have been just another recording of Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, but for two things: the wholesome confidence of the choir itself … and the successful partnering of Britten’s masterpiece with Elizabeth Poston’s edgy and colourful An English Day-Book – The Scotsman

The voices are rich toned, well-balanced and powered by developing teenage musculature – Classic FM Magazine

Clear as a jingle-bell, the NYCoS National Girls Choir take Britten’s unadorned carols without fear or sentiment in a translucent reading – La Scena Musicale

 iTUNES  Spotify

National Youth Choir of Scotland National Girls Choir

Claire Jones harp

Christopher Bell conductor 

RELEASE DATE: 20/09/2010
BARCODE: 635212022825

1. Procession Benjamin Britten

2. Wolcum Yole Benjamin Britten

3. There is no Rose Benjamin Britten

4. That Yonge Child Benjamin Britten

5. Balulalow Benjamin Britten

6. As Dew in Aprille Benjamin Britten

7. This little Babe Benjamin Britten

8. Interlude Benjamin Britten

9. In Freezing Winter Night Benjamin Britten

10. Spring Carol Benjamin Britten

11. Deo Gracias Benjamin Britten

12. Recession Benjamin Britten

13. The Bellman’s Song Elizabeth Poston

14. Te Lucis ante terminum Elizabeth Poston

15. A Night Curse Elizabeth Poston

16. Lemady: Maying Song Elizabeth Poston

17. A Charm Against The Bumble Bee Elizabeth Poston

18. Interlude for Harp Elizabeth Poston

19. The Noonday Heat Elizabeth Poston

20. Running Set: Spring Elizabeth Poston

21. Evening Song Elizabeth Poston

22. Sweet Suffolk Owl Elizabeth Poston

23. The Bellman’s Song Elizabeth Poston

24. On a Summer Night Oliver Iredale Searle

25. The Ears of Mr Tuer Stephen Deazley

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