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Voces8 - Christmas


24 bit stereo

Playing time: [c60']
Tracks: 18
Booklet pages: 16
© 2012 Signum Records
Reviewer: Howard Smith
Review of Voces8 - Christmas published on 21 December 2013

Listen: Poulenc: Videntes Stellam (track 12, 0:49-1:30)

Voces 8:
Andrea Haines, soprano
Emily Dickens, soprano
Chris Wardle, countertenor
Barnaby Smith, countertenor, musical director
Charles MacDougall, tenor
Robert Smith, tenor
Paul Smith, baritone
Dingle Yandell, bass

Henry Gauntlett, arranged by Thomas Hewitt Jones:
1 Once in Royal David's City

traditional Basque carol, arranged by Jim Clements:
2 Gabriel's Message

Hieronymous Praetorius:
3 Magnificat Quinti Toni

Francis Poulenc:
4 O Magnum Mysterium

anonymous, arranged by Jim Clements:
5 Away in a Manger

anonymous, arranged by Charles Wood:
6 Ding Dong Merrily on High

traditional Appalachian carol, arranged by Jim Clements:
7 I Wonder as I Wander

Henryk Gorecki:
8 Totus Tuus

traditional, arranged by Barnaby Smith:
9 Coventry Carol

Graham Lack:
10 Jesu, Swete Sone Dear
11 At the Manger Mary Sings

Francis Poulenc:
12 Videntes Stellam

traditional German carol, arranged by Hieronymous Praetorius:
13 In Dulci Jubilo

Peter Warlock:
14 Bethleham Down

15 There is no Rose

Jean Mouton:
16 Nesciens Mater

Peter Cornelius:
17 The Three Kings

William Walton:
18 What Cheer?

Recorded 21-24 August 2011 at St George's Church, Chesterton, UK


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