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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1989 Mander/Rochester Cathedral][decorative stamp]
1989 Mander at Rochester Cathedral

[1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge][decorative stamp]
1968 Harrison at King's College Chapel, Cambridge

[1954 Harrison/Temple Church, London][decorative stamp]
1954 Harrison at Temple Church, London

[1872 Willis-1972 Mander/St. Paul Cathedral, London][decorative stamp]
1872 Willis–1972 Mander at St. Paul Cathedral, London

[1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral][decorative stamp]
1887 Willis at Truro Cathedral at St. Paul Cathedral, London

The English Nativity Festival

…choirs and organists share a bountiful repertoire drawn from many years of the British holiday tradition.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1234 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1234 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

WILLIAM MATHIASSir ChristemasCity of London Choir/Hilary Davan Wetton, director; Mark Williams, organNaxos 8.572102

CARSON COOMANAdam lay yboundenChoir or Rochester Cathedral/Scott Farrell, director; Roger Sayer (1989 Mander/Rochester Cathedral) Regent 379

SIR PHILIP LEDGER:  4 Carols (Adam lay ybounden; A spotless rose; Jesus Christ the apple tree; Good Christian men, rejoice) –Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge/Philip Ledger and David Rowland, director; Roxanne Summerfield (1971 Mander/Jesus College, Cambridge) Regent 305

SIGFRID KARG-ELERTIn dulci jubilo, Op. 75, no. 2Daniel Hyde (1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge) Priory 884

JUDITH WEIRIlluminare, JerusalemROBIN HOLLOWAYChristmas CarolSTEPHEN PAULUSPilgrim JesusChoir of King’s  College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury, director; Ashley Grote and Tom Winpenny (1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge) EMI Classics 58070

RODERICK ELMSWassail down the windRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra/Stephen Bell, conductor; Stuart Nicholson (1954 Harrison/Temple Church, London) Naxos 8.570793


Hour 2

EDWARD ELGARCarillon, Op. 75Huw Williams (1872 Willis-1972 Mander/St. Paul Cathedral, London) Priory 778

ALFRED HOLLINSChristmas Cradle SongJOHN GARDNERTomorrow shall be my dancing day – Winchester Cathedral Choir/Andrew Lumsden, director; Simon Bell (1937-1988 Harrison/Winchester Cathedral) Regent 350

JOHN RUTTERDormi, JesuChoir of Westminster Abbey/James O’Donnell, conductor; Robert Quinney (1984 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London) Hyperion 67716

WILLEM MUDDE:  Variations on Eris een Kindeke geboren up ard –Andrew Armstrong (1911 Lewis/Dunfermline Abbey, Scotland) Priory 915

PAUL DRAYTONThe World’s DesireDAVID BEDNALLNoe, noeTruro Cathedral Choir/Christopher Gray, director; Luke Bond (1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral) Regent 422

BASIL HARWOODChristmastide, Op. 34 –Adrian Partington (1909-1987 Nicholson/Birmingham Oratory) Priory 684

PHILIP STOPFORDCome down, of love divineEcclesium Choir/Philip Stopford, director; Tim Noon (Keeble College Chapel, Oxford) Priory 832

WILLIAM MATHIASA babe is bornCity of London Choir/Hilary Davan Wetton, director; Mark Williams, organNaxos 8.572102



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