Light of the World

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Now and again a choir director finds he has an exceptional voice at his disposal. Andrew Swait was only ten years old when this disc was made – his voice was the original inspiration for the disc – and it features his outstandingly colourful tone quality and musicianship. In choosing the repertoire, we kept in mind the integrity of the great English church music tradition. We decided to do what choirs – their men and boys – do best in this country; sing, enjoy and relish the music of that tradition. Solo arias are interspersed with full choir numbers, some featuring treble solos and duets. Works by Schubert and Rachmaninoff are coupled with works from our own English masters, Sir Hubert Parry and John Rutter. Morten Lauridsen’s setting of Ubi caritas, combines a lushness of texture with the age-old plainsong melody. We hope you will enjoy this collection from Tewkesbury. Benjamin Nicholas

SKU: SIGCD068

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Andrew Swait

Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir

Release date:1st Dec 2005
Order code:SIGCD068
Barcode: 635212006825

  1. Eternal source of light – George Frederick Handel – [3.40]
  2. Sanctus – Walter Alcock – [2.25]
  3. Nunc Dimittis – Geoffrey Burgon – [3.09]
  4. Light of the World – John Dankworth – [2.35]
  5. I waited for the Lord – Felix Mendelssohn – [4.39]
  6. How beautiful are the feet – George Frederick Handel – [2.16]
  7. Blessed be the God and Father – Samuel Sebastian Wesley – [7.44]
  8. Ave Maria – Franz Schubert – [5.45]
  9. The Angels’ Goodnight – Robert Schumann – [1.29]
  10. Long since in Egypt’s plenteous land – C.Hubert H.Parry – [4.15]
  11. Brother James’ Air – Traditional, arr. Malcolm Archer – [3.15]
  12. Balulalow (A Ceremony of Carols) – Benjamin Britten – [1.24]
  13. This little babe (A Ceremony of Carols) – Benjamin Britten – [1.38]
  14. The Lord bless you and keep you – John Rutter – [2.56]
  15. Pie Jesu – Gabriel Faur? – [3.22]
  16. Ave verum corpus – Colin Mawby – [4.10]
  17. I would be true (Londonderry Air) – Traditional – [1.26]
  18. Ave verum corpus – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – [3.24]
  19. Ubi caritas et amor – Morten Lauridsen – [8.57]
  20. A Gaelic Blessing – John Rutter – [2.18]
  21. Amazing Grace (American folk-hymn melody) – Traditional – [3.18]

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