Christmas with St John's,

1 CD - Signum Classics SIGCD458
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The Choir of St John?s College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha
original title: Christmas with St John's / Nethsinga

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  • 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 this new recording of contemporary choral works. Featuring two works commissioned by the choir – Judith Bingham’s 'The Clouded Heaven' and Michael Finnissy’s 'John the Baptist'. 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 ends with '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.

    The Shepherd’s Carol Bob Chilcott, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day John Gardner
    O little town of Bethlehem Henry Walford Davies, The Holly and the Ivy Traditional, arr. Henry Walford Davies
    Sir Christemas William Mathias, Adam lay ybounden Boris Ord
    A spotless rose Philip Ledger, O Oriens Cecilia McDowall
    People, look East Peter Tranchell, A clouded heaven Judith Bingham
    Silent Night Franz Gruber, arr. Mark Blatchly, I saw three ships Traditional arr. Simon Preston
    As dew in Aprylle Peter Warlock, On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol) David Willcocks
    Three Kings Peter Cornelius, John the Baptist Michael Finnissy
    I wonder as I wander Carl Rutti, Dormi Jesu John Rutter
    The Cherry Tree Carol Traditional arr. Stephen Cleobury, Out of your sleep Anthony Milner
    Mary’s Magnificat Andrew Carter, The seven joys of Mary William Whitehead
    Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree Elizabeth Poston, Ding, dong, merrily on high Traditional, arr. Charles Wood
    Creator of the stars of night Plainsong, arr. John Scott
  • The Choir of St John?s College
    Andrew Nethsingha

    The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge
    Andrew Nethsingha [director]
  • 1 CD - 1h 6mn 45s
    upc/ean. 635212045824
    ref. SIGCD458
    release date. 2016-10-21

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