Cover Rutter: Orchestral Carols

Album info



Label: Kings College Cambridge

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Artist: Choir of Kings College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia & Daniel Hyde

Composer: Franz Xaver Gruber (1787–1863), John Rutter (1945)

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Franz Xaver Gruber (1787 - 1863): Silent Night:
  • 1Gruber: Silent Night (Arr. John Rutter)04:02
  • John Rutter (b. 1945): All the Stars Looked Down:
  • 2Rutter: All the Stars Looked Down03:47
  • Traditional Celtic: Child in a Manger:
  • 3Traditional: Child in a Manger (Arr. John Rutter)02:32
  • Traditional Cornish: Sans Day Carol:
  • 4Traditional: Sans Day Carol (Arr. John Rutter)03:15
  • John Rutter: Blake's Lullaby:
  • 5Rutter: Blake's Lullaby04:33
  • All Bells in Paradise:
  • 6Rutter: All Bells in Paradise05:07
  • Total Runtime23:16

Info for Rutter: Orchestral Carols

The album joins the label’s other critically and commercially successful recordings, which continue to be streamed by thousands of listeners around the world, including In The Bleak Midwinter which was released in 2021.

Rutter Orchestral Carols includes beautiful orchestral arrangements of well-known favourites such as Silent Night and Sans Day Carol as well as Rutter’s original carols All bells in paradise and All the stars looked down, which is dedicated to the late Sir Stephen Cleobury.

“It was a pleasure to record a handful of John’s carols, some old, some new, in these colourful orchestrations… hopefully these new tracks will add a bit of magic to people’s Christmas this year,” said Daniel Hyde, Director of Music, King’s College

Britten Sinfonia
Choir of King's College Cambridge
Daniel Hyde, conductor

Daniel Hyde
took up the prestigious post of Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge in October 2019. As part of this role Daniel is responsible for nurturing and inspiring the choristers and scholars of the Choir of King’s College, one of the world’s most renowned choral foundations. ​

Born in the UK, schooled as a chorister at Durham Cathedral, he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 17 and won the organ scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge, later taking up the position of Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge. In 2009, he became Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was also an Associate Professor. In 2016 Daniel moved to the USA where he became Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City.

As a choral and orchestral conductor, Daniel has worked with many leading ensembles including the BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, the London Bach Choir, Britten Sinfonia, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Orchestra of St Luke’s and New York Baroque Incorporated.

Daniel’s broad-ranging discography can be found on the Opus Arte, Linn, Naxos and EMI and Priory labels, with recent and future releases planned for the King’s College label.

A phenomenal organist, Daniel has performed throughout the world giving recitals. He has appeared at the BBC Proms on numerous occasions. He made his solo debut there in 2010, performing Bach’s Canonic Variations at the organ of the Royal Albert Hall and more recently performing Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ at the First Night of the BBC Proms in 2021 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

As an ensemble player he has appeared with Phantasm, the Britten Sinfonia, The Tallis Scholars, Aurora Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, amongst others. ​

Booklet for Rutter: Orchestral Carols

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