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O Magnum Mysterium - Stairwell Carollers



Playing time: 77'53"
Tracks: 27
Booklet pages: 6
© 2015 Stairwell Carollers
Reviewer: Keith Bramich
Review of O Magnum Mysterium - Stairwell Carollers published on 17 December 2015

Listen: Pierre Massey: O magnum mysterium (track 13, 0:00-0:34)

Denyse Mageau, soprano (track 25)
Stairwell Carollers
Pierre Massie, director, tenor (track 25)

English traditional:
1 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

German, arranged/harmonised by R L Pearsall:
2 In dulci jubilo

Herbert Howells:
3 Here is the Little Door (words: Frances Chesterton)

French traditional, arranged/harmonised by Pierre Massie:
4 Nouvelle agréable

Peter Wishart:
5 Alleluya, a New Work is Come on Hand (words: fifteenth century)

H J Gauntlett, arranged/harmonised by A H Mann (vv1-5) and David Willcocks (v6):
6 Once in Royal David's City (words: C F Alexander)

French traditional, arranged/harmonised by Pierre Massie:
7 Venez divin Messie

old Basque, with refrain by Edgar Pettman:
8 I Saw a Maiden

English traditional, arranged/harmonised by William Llewellyn:
9 I Saw Three Ships

German, arranged/harmonised by John Rutter:
10 Still, Still, Still

Harold Darke, a cappella arrangement/harmonisation by Pierre Massie:
11 In the Bleak Midwinter

English traditional, arranged/harmonised Pierre Massie:
12 Wassail Song

Pierre Massie:
13 O magnum mysterium (words: thirteenth century)

arranged/harmonised by David Willcocks:
14 Good King Wenceslas

Welsh traditional lullaby, arranged/harmonised by Lawrence Wiliford:
15 Suo Gân

English traditional, arranged/harmonised by Charles Wood:
16 A Virgin Most Pure

John Rutter:
17 Dormi, Jesu

English traditional, arranged/harmonised by Pierre Massie:
18 What Child Is This

traditional Puerto Rican, arranged/harmonised by Ed Henderson:
19 En El Portal de Belen

John Tavener:
20 Village Wedding

Jean de Bréboeuf, traditional Canadian, arranged/harmonised by Pierre Massie:
21 Iesous Ahatonnia

arranged/harmonised by Andrew Carter, David Willcocks, Pierre Massie:
22 Angelus ad Virginem

English traditional, arranged harmonised by Arthur Sullivan (vv1-3) and David Willcocks (v4):
23 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

arrangments/harmonisations by Andrew Carter and Pierre Massie:
24 A Maiden Most Gentle

traditional French, arranged/harmonised by Pierre Massie:
25 Notre divin Maître

Old French:
26 The Holly and the Ivy (words: English traditional)

English traditional, arranged/harmonised by Pierre Massie:
27 The First Nowell

Recorded in St Columba Church, 24 Sandridge, Ottawa, Canada


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