Christmas Carols


A new album bringing classic carols to life under the expert direction of conductor and author Andrew Gant, marking the release later this year of his new book “Christmas Carols, from Village Green to Church Choir.”

Everyone loves a carol – in the end, even Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of midwinter mood, like the aroma of mince pies and mulled wine and the twinkle of lights on a tree. It’s a kind of magic.

In this new accompanying recording, Andrew Gant’s choir, Vox Turturis, bring these carols to life with captivating performances of classics such as The Angel Gabriel, Adeste fideles and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, as well as less-known gems like Célébrons la naissance, Les anges dans nos campagnes and Tempus adest floridum. The CD booklet also includes a short essay by Gant highlighting some of the fascinating stories behind these works.

Christmas Carols brims with anecdote, expert knowledge and Christmas spirit. It is a fittingly joyous account of one of our best-loved musical traditions.

The recording debut of Gant’s youthful professional choir is a spirited one – The Sunday Times

The acoustic of St Peter’s College Chapel serves these singers well, and the recorded sound is glorious – The Arts Desk

This is another well-planned and splendidly performed CD, eminently recommendable – International Record Review

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Vox Turturis, Andrew Gant

RELEASE DATE: 06/11/2014
BARCODE: 635212038727

1. The Angel Gabriel Anonymous

2. Veni, Veni, Emmanuel Anonymous, Thomas Helmore, Andrew Gant

3. O Tannenbaum Anonymous

4. The Holly and the Ivy Anonymous, Henry Walford Davies 

5. I Saw Three Ships Anonymous 

6. O Little Town of Bethlehem Anonymous, Ralph Vaughan Williams

7. In dulci jubilo Anonymous, Carl Thiel 

8. Adeste, fideles Anonymous, Andrew Gant 

9. While Shepherds Watched Anonymous

10. The Fleecy Care Anonymous, Andrew Gant

11. While Shepherds Watched Anonymous 

12. Ding-Dong, Merrily Anonymous, Charles Wood

13. Célébrons la naissance Jehan Tabourot, Peter Warlock, Andrew Gant

14. Les anges dans nos campagnes Anonymous, Andrew Gant

15. Hark, the Herald Felix Mendelssohn, William Cummings 

16. The Christ-child’s Lullaby Anonymous, Andrew Gant 

17. Still, still, still Anonymous, Andrew Gant 

18. Away in a Manger Anonymous

19. Away in a Manger William Kirkpatrick, James Murray

20. Personent hodie Anonymous, Andrew Gant

21. The Twelve days of Christmas Frederic Austin

22. What child is this? Andrew Gant 

23. A Merry Christmas Anonymous, Andrew Gant 

24. Tempus adest floridum (spring carol) Anonymous, Andrew Gant

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