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    Christmas from Christ's
    Carols by Holst, Vaughan Williams, and Warlock, The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge Directed by David Rowland

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    Christmas from Christ's
    Carols by Holst, Vaughan Williams, and Warlock
    The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge
    Jonathan Ellse and Sidharth Prabhu-Naik organists
    Directed by David Rowland

    ‘The singing is consistently good: the attack and ensemble are excellent and the accompaniments sensitive and supportive.’
    Organists’ Review March 2016

    ‘Christ's College. Cambridge, conducted by David Rowland with Sidharth Prabhyu-Naik (organ), are well suited to their programme of Carols by Holst, Vaughan Williams and Warlock, and sing with great commitment and beauty of tone.’
    Choir & Organ November 2016

    ‘I enjoyed this disc very much indeed. The singing of the choir is fresh and attractive throughout. It's also very clear; one scarcely has need to resort to the printed texts. .’
    MusicWeb October 2015‘

    'This latest release is as accomplished as its predecessors, helped in no small part by the excellent audio quality in the Chapel of Queen's College, ably captured by producer/engineer Gary Cole...The choir is in splendid voice and appropriate accompaniment comes from organists Jonathan Ellse and Sidharth Prabhu-Naik. This is well worth hearing.’

    Crossrythms November 2015


    An unusual collection of early twentieth century original English carols and carol arrangements by Peter Warlock, Gustav Holst, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, sung by the excellent mixed choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge, directed by David Rowland. This is the choir’s eighth recording on the Regent label.

     


    Jonathan Ellse accompanied the Gustav Holst and Peter Warlock carols, and Sidharth
    Prabhu-Naik accompanied the Vaughan Williams 'Eight Traditional English Carols'.

    Peter Warlock (1894–1930)
    As dew in Aprylle     2:07
    Benedicamus Domino     1:50
    Bethlehem Down     4:12
    A Cornish Carol     1:22
    I saw a fair maiden     4:10
    A Cornish Christmas Carol     5:04
    Adam lay ybounden     1:28
    Balulalow     2:21
    Where riches is everlastingly     2:46

    Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
    Four Old English Carols (1907)
    1 A Babe is born     2:45
    2 Now let us sing     3:22
    3 Jesu, Thou the Virgin-born     3:14
    4 The Saviour of the world is born     2:10

    Lullay, my liking     4:08

       
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
    Two Carols from Hodie (1954)
    The blessed son of God      2:54   
    No sad thought his soul affright    3:20

    Eight Traditional English Carols (1919)
    1  And all in the morning     3:55
    2  On Christmas night     1:32
    3  The Twelve Apostles     4:13
    4  Down in yon forest     3:05
    5  May Day Carol     2:14
    6  The truth sent from above     2:37
    7  The birth of the Saviour     6:18
    8  Wassail Song     2:36

    Total Playing time: 73:49

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