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Album-Release:
2012

HRA-Release:
15.10.2012

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  • Hafliði Hallgrímsson (b. 1941)
  • 1Joseph and the Angel03:48
  • Anthony Piccolo (b. 1946)
  • 2I Look from Afar06:19
  • Thomas Hyde (b. 1978)
  • 3Sweet was the Song02:07
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage (b. 1960)
  • 4Christmas Night02:45
  • John McCabe (b. 1939)
  • 5Mary Laid her Child02:21
  • Malcolm Williamson (1931-2003)
  • 6This Christmas Night03:06
  • Matthew Martin (b. 1976)
  • 7I Sing of a Maiden02:29
  • Thomas Hyde (b. 1978)
  • 8Suite on Plainchant Themes, Op. 12: I. Improvisation on Puer natus05:16
  • Judith Bingham (b. 1952) / Jacquet’s Ghost (2012) *
  • 9Tu creasti domine04:02
  • Richard Allain (b. 1965)
  • 10Balulalow01:50
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage (b. 1960)
  • 11Claremont Carol04:08
  • Howard Skempton (b. 1947)
  • 12There Is no Rose02:39
  • Gabriel Jackson (b. 1952)
  • 13Hush! My Dear03:30
  • Peter Maxwell Davies (b. 1934)
  • 14Fleecy Care Carol, Op. 256, No. 702:58
  • Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951)
  • 15Of a Rose02:48
  • Geoffrey Bush (1920-1998)
  • 16Twas in the Year that King Uzziah Died (arr. G. Bush)03:05
  • Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983)
  • 17Nativity05:55
  • Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)
  • 18Entrez-y tous en surete, Op. 93: Let Us Securely Enter02:18
  • Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
  • 19O Leave Your Sheep04:14
  • 20Veni redemptor, Op. 9310:16
  • Total Runtime01:15:54

Info for This Christmas Night

This album includes a world premiere recording by Hafliði Hallgrímsson entitled Joseph and the Angel, which was written specially for this album. Also included are several world premiere recordings by leading composers including Peter Maxwell Davies, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Richard Allain, Matthew Martin, Gabriel Jackson, Judith Bingham, Cecilia McDowall and Thomas Hyde.

Other works include Anthony Piccolo's ‘I look from afar', John McCabe's ‘Mary laid her child', Malcolm Williamson's ‘This Christmas Night', Geoffrey Bush's ‘Twas in the year that King Uzziah died', Elisabeth Lutyens's ‘Nativity', Edmund Rubbra's ‘Let us securely enter' and two works by Kenneth Leighton, ‘O leave your sheep' and ‘Veni Redemptor - A Celebration'.

'superbly crafted, invigorating performances, combining youthful vigour and enthusiasm with profound musical insight and technical fluency' (Gramophone)

'Farr’s playing is always alert to the textural nuances [...] thoroughly enthralling' (BBC Music Magazine)

The Choir of Worcester College, Oxford
Stephen Farr, organ
Edward Turner, organ

Recorded in the Keble College Chapel, Oxford, on 17-19 June 2012

by kind permission of the Warden and Fellows of the College.

Producer & Engineer and Editor: Adam Binks

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