RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)
   
  premiere recording of the arrangement for strings and organ  
1  Fantasia on Christmas Carols 12:19
   
premiere recording
 On Christmas Night 28:08  
  A Masque adapted from Dickens' A Christmas Carol  
2 Prelude. God rest you merry - Allegro agitato - 1:51
3 Marley's Ghost. Allegro moderato e pesante 1:42
4 The Spirit of Christmas. Lento - 0:49
5 Fezziwig's Christmas Party. Molto moderato - 2:15
6 Fezziwig's Parlour: Scene 2. Allegro - 4:16
7 Morris jig. Allegro molto - 1:42
8 The Triumph. Allegro moderato - 2:07
9 Roger de Coverley - 1:02
10 Midnight. Lento - 1:44
11 A procession. Lento - 2:45
12 Victorian Drawing Room. Andante sostenuto - 0:56
13 Bob Cratchit's Christmas Party - 1:27
14 Bob Cratchit's Toast. Lento - 0:31
15 Black Nag. Allegro - 1:35
16 Procession of the Nativity. Lento 3:20
   
 The First Nowell 29:09  
  A Nativity Play  
17 1 Prelude. God rest you merry and The truth from above 4:55
  Baritone solo and Chorus  
18 2 Angelus ad Virginem 1:34
  Soprano solo  
19 3 The Salutation Carol 2:04
  Chorus  
20 6 The Cherry Tree Carol: Part One 1:55
  Chorus  
21 7 The Cherry Tree Carol: Part Two 1:32
  Soprano solo  
22 8 Joseph and Mary 2:39
  Baritone solo and Chorus  
23 9 'In Bethlehem City' (A Virgin most pure) 2:35
  Women's Chorus  
24 15 The Sussex Carol 1:20
  Baritone solo and Chorus  
25 16 'Tidings true there be come new' (The Salutation Carol) 1:07
  Tenors and Basses  
26 17 How brightly shone the morning star 3:19
  Chorus  
27 18 [Interlude] 0:56
  Orchestra  
28 20 The First Nowell 5:06
  Soprano, Baritone and Chorus  
 Sarah Fox soprano
 Roderick Williams baritone
 Richard Hickox
  5 & 5 December 2005