A Ceremony of Carols - Daniel Lochmann (treble); Duncan Saunderson (vocals); Fergus McLusky (vocals); Frances Kelly (harp); Jerome Finnis (treble);...
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  1. A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28
  2. Long, Long Ago, for chorus
  3. Out of your sleep
  4. Old English Carols (4), for chorus & piano, Op. 20b, H. 82
  5. Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child, for soloist & chorus, Op 25b
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  1. A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28
  2. Long, Long Ago, for chorus
  3. Out of your sleep
  4. Old English Carols (4), for chorus & piano, Op. 20b, H. 82
  5. Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child, for soloist & chorus, Op 25b
  6. Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
  7. What sweeter music can we bring, for chorus
  8. There Is No Rose, for chorus, Op. 14
  9. I sing of a maiden
  10. Before dawn
  11. There Is No Rose
  12. Alleluya, A New Work Is Come on Hand, for chorus, Op. 17/3
  13. Torches, for chorus & organ, Op. 7a
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Edward Higginbottom leads the Choir of New College Oxford in a solid performance of A Ceremony of Carols and a selection of British Christmas anthems. In the Britten, he offers a traditional approach in terms of tempos, and while he avoids the eccentricities and distortions that some directors perpetrate on the piece in trying to bring new light to it, he also misses the subtle spark that can make a performance transcendent. But in a work with so many possible pitfalls, a solid, technically secure, and musically sensitive ...

A Ceremony of Carols 2009, CRD Records

UPC: 708093349029

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