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O Holy Night: A Merton Christmas - Alexander Little (organ); Clare Webb (soprano); David Willcocks (descant); Eleanor Hicks (soprano); Oliver Kelham (tenor);...
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  1. All Bells in Paradise, carol for chorus & organ
  2. Shepherd's Pipe Carol
  3. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (The Apple Tree Carol)
  4. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)
  5. L'Enfance du Christ, oratorio for soprano, 2 tenors, baritone, 3 basses, chorus & orchetsra ("trilogie sacrée") H. 130 (Op. 25): The Shepherds' Farewell
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  1. All Bells in Paradise, carol for chorus & organ
  2. Shepherd's Pipe Carol
  3. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (The Apple Tree Carol)
  4. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)
  5. L'Enfance du Christ, oratorio for soprano, 2 tenors, baritone, 3 basses, chorus & orchetsra ("trilogie sacrée") H. 130 (Op. 25): The Shepherds' Farewell
  6. Unto Us Is Born A Son (Puer nobis nascitur; Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  7. In the Bleak Midwinter
  8. The Shepherd's Carol, for chorus
  9. I Sing of a Maiden for 2 voices & piano
  10. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
  11. Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  12. Noel (or It came upon the midnight clear), hymn for chorus
  13. The Bird of Dawning, for chorus
  14. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  15. In dulci jubilo, for soloists & chorus
  16. What child is this?, for soprano, chorus & organ
  17. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  18. O Magnum Mysterium, for voice & piano
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The venerable English chapel choir recording has gone in new directions in recent years, with the inclusion of contemporary repertory, American and Continental pieces, and more. That doesn't mean there isn't still room for a traditionalist outing, and that's what you get here from the Merton College Choir, Oxford, and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra under Benjamin Nicholas. There are carols in familiar arrangements by David Willcocks, imposingly introduced by brass; there are a few lush French pieces; there are contemporary ...

O Holy Night: A Merton Christmas 2017, Delphian

UPC: 801918341922

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