Advent Carols from King's College London The Choir of Kings College London & Joseph Fort
- 1Drop Down, Ye Heavens, from Above (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)04:46
- Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594):
- 2Canite tuba in Sion (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)05:10
- 3O Sapientia (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)00:47
- Philip Moore (b. 1943):
- 4Sancte et sapienter04:10
- 5O Adonai (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)00:50
- Orlande de Lassus (1530 - 1594):
- 6Ad te Domine levavi (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)04:05
- 7O Radix Jesse (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)00:49
- Joel Rust (b. 1989):
- 8O Radix Jesse04:56
- 9O Clavis David (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)01:00
- William Byrd (1539 - 1623):
- 10Tollite portas (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)01:45
- 11Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)04:14
- 12O Oriens (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)00:44
- Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951):
- 13Advent Moon (Version for Mixed Chorus & Organ)05:00
- 14O Rex Gentium (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)00:46
- George Benjamin (b. 1960):
- 15Twas in the Year That King Uzziah Died07:09
- 16O Emmanuel (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)00:45
- William Byrd:
- 17Laetentur caeli (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)02:37
- 18O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Arr. for Mixed Chorus & Organ)04:51
- 19O Virgo virginum (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)01:02
- Kerensa Briggs (b. 1991):
- 20Magnificat (Gloucester Service)06:27
- 21O frondens virga (Arr. for Mixed Chorus)02:56
Info zu Advent Carols from King's College London
Every December, over a thousand people attend the Advent carol service in the Chapel of King’s College London, which is repeated over three nights to meet demand.
This album offers a snapshot of one such service, with its characteristic mix of plainchant, seasonal hymns and polyphony old and new. The Great O Antiphons (sung according to medieval Sarum practice) provide the backbone, pointing inexorably towards the Christmas birth.
A brace of premiere recordings centres on composers with personal connections to King’s College, and is complemented by current Professor of Composition George Benjamin’s rarely heard setting of a prophetic text after Isaiah. It intensifies the mood of heightened expectation proper to this very special season, and reminds us that something truly extraordinary is about to happen.
“well focused, clean and expressive” (Choir & Organ)
Choir of King’s College London
Joseph Fort, direction
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