Christmas with St John’s


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.

An evocatively sung collection from the Cambridge choir glowing with devotional joy – Choir and Organ

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The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

Andrew Nethsingha director

RELEASE DATE: 16/10/2016
BARCODE: 635212045824

1. The Shepherds Carol Bob Chilcott

2. The Holly and the Ivy Traditional, arr. Henry Walford Davies

3. Sir Christemas William Mathias

4. O Oriens Cecilia McDowall

5. Adam Lay ybounden Boris Ord

6. A Spotless Rose Philip Ledger

7. The Seven Joys of Mary William Whitehead

8. Dormi Jesu John Rutter

9. Creator of the Stars of Night Plainsong, arr. John Scott

10. I Wonder as I Wander Carl Rutti

11. O Little Town of Bethlehem Henry Walford Davies

12. I Saw Three Ships Traditional, arr. Simon Preston

13. Three Kings Peter Cornelius, arr. Ivor Atkins

14. Ding Dong! Merrily on High Traditional, arr. Charles Wood

15. As Dew in Aprylle Peter Warlock

16. John the Baptist Michael Finnissy

17. Mary’s Magnificat Andrew Carter

18. People, look East Peter Tranchell, arr. Peter Marchbank

19. Silent Night Franz Gruber, Mark Blatchly

20. Out of Your Sleep Arise Anthony Milner

21. Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree Elizabeth Poston

22. Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day John Gardner

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