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Incarnation - McCreesh



Playing time: 77'25"
Tracks: 17
Booklet pages: 60
© 2013 Winged Lion / Signum Records
Reviewer: Keith Bramich
Review of Incarnation - McCreesh published on 24 December 2013

Listen: Britten: Jesu, as Thou art our saviour (A Boy was Born) (track 14, 0:00-0:58)

Gabrieli Consort
Trebles of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir
Paul McCreesh, conductor

Matthew Martin (born 1976):
1 Adam lay ybounden

thirteenth century:
2 Veni, veni Emanuel

Herbert Howells (1892-1983):
3 Long, long ago

fourteenth century:
4 Lullay, lullay: als I lay on Yoolis Night
Matthew Venner, counter-tenor

Francis Pott (born 1957):
5 Balulalow
Emma Walshe, soprano

thirteenth/fourteenth century:
6 Qui creavit celum

Jonathan Dove (born 1959):
7 The three kings

fifteenth/sixteenth century:
8 This endere nyghth I saw a sighth
Guy Cutting, tenor
Christopher Watson, tenor (verses)
Greg Skidmore, baritone

Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988):
9 A Hymn of the Nativity
Ruth Provost, soprano

twelfth/thirteenth century sarum chant:
10 Letabundus
Gabriel Crouch, baritone
Stephen Kennedy, baritone
William Townend, baritone

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976):
A Boy was Born
11 A Boy was Born
12 Lullay, Jesu
13 Herod
14 Jesu, as Thou art our Saviour
15 The Three Kings
16 In the bleak mid-winter
17 Noel!
Nicholas Algot Swensen, treble

An inspiring sequence of Christmas music ancient and modern, culminating in Britten's virtuosic choral masterpiece, A Boy Was Born.

Recorded 17-19 December 2012 in Douai Abbey, Berkshire, England.


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