What Sweeter Music


Tenebrae is a professional chamber choir, founded and directed by Nigel Short in 2001. Often performing by candlelight, the choir creates an atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection, where medieval chant and renaissance works are interspersed with contemporary compositions. The carefully selected team of singers use the acoustic and atmostphere of the building to enable the audience to experience the power and intimacy of the human voice.

Tenebrae has an exceptionally wide repertoire from early, through renaissance, baroque and classical music, to romantic and twentieth century works, plus a range of specially commissioned pieces, the most recent of which is Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles. What Sweeter Music is a real festive treat, with a sumptuous collection of songs and carols for Christmas – touching on traditional favourites (Silent Night, Away in a Manger), modern classics (The Lamb, What Sweeter Music) and some new light-hearted arrangements (Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas).

★★★★ An exquisite account of Rutter’s There is a flower – Classical Music Magazine

Superbly sung and plenty of fun – The Gramophone

A jazzy Jingle Bells launches this varied and seductively sung programme – The Telegraph

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Nigel Short

RELEASE DATE: 09/11/2009
BARCODE: 635212018224

1. Jingle Bells Arr. Ben Parry

2. Silent Night Franz Gruber, Arr. Jonathan Rathbone

3. What Sweeter Music? John Rutter

4. A Spotless Rose Herbert Howells

5. Quem Pastores? Trad, Arr. Nigel Short

6. Veni, veni Adrian Peacock

7. There is a Flower John Rutter

8. Alleluia Peter Wishart

9. The Lamb John Tavener

10. I Wonder as I Wander Arr. Andrew Carter

11. Quelle est cette odeur agreable? French Trad, Arr. David Willcocks

12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas Arr. Nigel Short

13. The Oxen Jonathan Rathbone

14. Gaudete Arr. Karl Jenkins

15. Away in a Manger Trad, Arr. Nigel Short

16. Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day Trad, Arr. David Willcocks

17. Nativity Carol John Rutter

18. The Twelve Days of Christmas Arr. Andrew Carter

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