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A CHAMBER CHRISTMAS

 

Over an hour of unaccompanied carols, familiar and rare, old and new, taken from the Old and New Worlds in simple and direct arrangements. The recording was made under studio conditions in the Chapel of the Second Presbyterian Church in the Central West End towards the end of the historic fortieth anniversary season (1996). This captivating collection provides the perfect atmosphere for the holiday season.

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For sound samples of selected tracks, click on the play button in front of the title to hear the first 45 seconds of the piece.

 

 

1. Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary — Italian Carol, arr. Charles Wood

 

2. A Virgin Unspotted — William Billings, arr Philip Barnes

 

3. Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen — Michael Prætorius

 

4. The Holly and the Ivy — French Carol, arr. John Stainer

 

5. When Sin Had Set Our World — Italian Carol, arr. Charles Wood

 

6. To Shorten Winter's Sadness — Thomas Weelkes

 

7. Balulalow — Philip Barnes

 

8. Silent Night — Franz Gruber

 

9. The Rocking Carol — Czech Carol, arr. Stuart McIntosh

 

10. Lullaby — Philip Barnes

 

11. O Come All Ye Faithful — J.F. Wade

 

12. What Child is This? — Greensleeves, arr. John Stainer

 

13. God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen — English Carol, arr. John Stainer

 

14. If Ye Would Hear the Angels Sing — Dutch Carol, arr. Martha Shaffer

 

15. The First Nowell — English Carol, arr. John Stainer

 

16. Carol for Christmas Day — Arthur Sullivan

 

17. Good King Wenceslas — Piæ Cantiones, arr. John Stainer

 

18. Ding Dong! Merrily on High — French Carol, arr. Charles Wood

 

19. Merry Christmas — Swedish Carol

 

20. Jingle Bells — J. Pierpont, arr. William Llewellyn