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Gloria: Christmas music from England's great choral tradition featuring Oxford's top boys choirs

The Classical Shop
release date: May 2009

Originally recorded in 2009

Artists:

Edward Higginbottom


Bill Ives


Stephen Darlington


The Choir of New College, Oxford


The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford


The Choir of Christ Church, Oxford



Venue:

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

(The Choir of Christ Church)

Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford

(The Choir of Magdalen College)

Chapel of New College, Oxford

(The Choir of New College)

Producer:

Edward Higginbottom


Martin Souter


Bill Ives


David Skinner


Adrian Hunter


Stephen Darlington


Martin Souter

(Executive)

Record Label
Gift Of Music

Genre:

Choir


Christmas

Total Time - 124:05
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TRADITIONAL

1 

Coventry Carol

3:42
  16th century  
 Stephen Darlington
  Soloists: Tom King, Brian Chapman, William Gaunt  
 

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

(1913-1976)
2 

A boy was born in Bethlehem from A Boy was Born

2:08
 Edward Higginbottom
3 

Balulalow from A Ceremony of Carols

2:27
 Edward Higginbottom
  Soloist: Joseph Littlewood  
4 

There is no rose from A Ceremony of Carols

2:27
 Edward Higginbottom
5 

As dew in April from A Ceremony of Carols

1:01
 Edward Higginbottom
 

KENNETH LEIGHTON

(1929-1988)
6 

Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child

3:24
 Edward Higginbottom
  Soloist: Joseph LIttlewood  
 

WILLIAM MATHIAS

(1934-1992)
7 

Wassail

1:54
 Edward Higginbottom
 

FRANCIS POULENC

(1899-1963)
8 

Quem vidistis pastores

2:28
 Edward Higginbottom
 

HAROLD DARKE

(1888-1976)
9 

In the bleak midwinter

4:36
 Edward Higginbottom
  Soloists: Joseph Littlewood, Benedict Linton  
 

KENNETH LEIGHTON

10 

What sweeter music can we bring from A Christmas Carol, Op. 21

6:11
 Edward Higginbottom
  Soloist: Laurence Cramp  
 

GRAYSTON IVES

(b. 1948)
11 

O remember Adam's fall

3:02
 Bill Ives
  Soloists: Michael Czepiel, Oliver Morris  
12 

Sweet was the song

3:37
 Bill Ives
 

WILLIAM WALTON

(1902-1983)
13 

All this time

1:35
 Bill Ives
 

DAVID WILLCOCKS

(b. 1919) arr.
14 

Sussex carol

2:02
  English traditional carol  
 Edward Higginbottom
 

EDWARD HIGGINBOTTOM

arr.
15 

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

1:58
  English traditional carol  
 Edward Higginbottom
 

DAVID WILLCOCKS

arr.
16 

Once in royal David's City

3:20
 Bill Ives
  Soloist: Adam Blackwell  
 

GRAYSTON IVES

arr.
17 

Rise up, shepherd!

2:27
  Spiritual  
 Bill Ives
 

THOMAS RAVENSCROFT

(c. 1590-c. 1633)
18 

Remember O thou man

5:00
 Stephen Darlington
  Soloists: Nicolas Haigh, Alexander Thompson, William Gaunt  
 

TRADITIONAL

19 

Sweet was the song

1:56
  16th century  
 Stephen Darlington
  Soloist: Alexander Thompson  
 

CHRISTOPHER TYE

(c. 1505-1573)
20 

While shepherds watched

2:53
 Stephen Darlington
 

DAVID WILLCOCKS

arr.
21 

O come, all ye faithful

4:13
 Bill Ives


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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

(1872-1958)
1 

The truth sent from above

2:23
  Traditional arranged  
 Bill Ives
  Soloist: Oliver Hayes  
 

HIERONYMUS PRAETORIUS

(1560-1629)
2 

Joseph lieber, Joseph mein

2:08
 Edward Higginbottom
 

MATEO FLECHA

(1481-1553)
3 

Riu, riu chiu

1:54
 Bill Ives
  Soloists: Ian Machacek, Oliver Hayes, Michael Holiday, Richard Olney  
 

MICHAEL PRAETORIUS

(c. 1571-1621)
4 

Es ist ein' Ros entsprungen

2:21
 Bill Ives
 

DAVID WILLCOCKS

arr.
5 

Unto us is born a Son

2:02
 Bill Ives
 

ANONYMOUS

6 

All sons of Adam

2:44
  Scottish 15th century  
 Bill Ives
 

JOHN TAVERNER

(c. 1490-1545)
7 

Christe Jesu, pastor bone

3:30
 Stephen Darlington
 

ORLANDO GIBBONS

(1583-1625)
8 

This is the record of John

4:10
 Stephen Darlington
  Soloist: Tom King  
 

DAVID WILLCOCKS

arr.
9 

Of the fathers' heart begotten from Piae Cantiones 1582

2:47
 Edward Higginbottom
 

JOHN STAINER

(1840-1901)
10 

How beautiful upon the mountains

2:21
 Bill Ives
 

ROBERT PARSONS

(c. 1530-1570)
11 

Ave Maria

4:21
 Stephen Darlington
 

WILLIAM BYRD

(c. 1539-1623)
12 

From virgin pure

3:08
 Stephen Darlington
  Soloist: John Cotton  
 

CHRISTOPHER TYE

13 

Laudate nomen

2:05
 Stephen Darlington
 

THOMAS TALLIS

(c. 1505-1585)
14 

O nata lux

1:40
 Stephen Darlington
 

JOHN SHEPPARD

(c. 1520-c. 1560)
15 

Magnificat from First Service

5:53
 Stephen Darlington
 

RICHARD PYGOTT

(c. 1485-1552)
16 

Quid petis, o fili

9:12
 Stephen Darlington
  Soloists: John Cotton, Tim Dallosso, Tom King, Brian Chapman, Gabriel Vick, William Gaunt, Timothy Whiteley, Angus Wilson  
 

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

(1809-47)
17 

There shall a star

6:16
 Bill Ives
  Soloists: Stefan Roberts, David Willey, Oliver Hayes, Ian Machacek  
 

HENRY WALFORD DAVIES

(1869-1941) arr.
18 

The holly and the ivy

2:49
  English traditional carol  
 Edward Higginbottom
  Soloists: Corin Cole, Joseph Littlewood, Will Unwin, Simon Beston  


A refined selection from the best of our Christmas music, performed by the pick of the traditional Oxford choirs on our label. There is music from the Middle Ages to modern times (including some twentieth century favourites), with an emphasis on the English choral tradition. Gloria comes with detailed notes on the history of Christmas music in England.

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