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    Under a Celtic Sky
    Cantemus Chamber Choir, Peter King organ, Huw Williams director

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    Catalogue Number: REGCD502

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    Under a Celtic Sky
    Cantemus Chamber Choir
    Peter King*
    organ
    Huw Williams
    director

    This recording features sacred and secular choral music from many areas of the British Isles traditionally regarded as having Celtic roots. Welsh composers include William Mathias, Paul Mealor, and Geraint Lewis, and Welsh texts drawn from Henry Vaughan and traditional sources. Dublin-born composer Charles Villiers Stanford is represented by two works, and also included are English composers, writing on a variety of Celtic and other folk themes. This selection of anthems and folksongs from the corners of the British Isles represents an entertaining and diverse program.

    For lo, I raise up*     Charles Villiers Stanford             7:49
    The souls of the righteous*     Geraint Lewis     7:40   
    Beati quorum via    Charles Villiers Stanford    3:37
    Ubi caritas    Paul Mealor    4:10
    A Gaelic blessing*    John Rutter    1:59
    Do not be afraid    Philip W J Stopford           4:41    
    As truly as God is our Father*     William Mathias    6:23
    My soul, there is a country    Charles Hubert Hastings Parry      3:49
    A hymn of St Columba*    Benjamin Britten    2:09   
    The blue bird    Charles Villiers Stanford        3:14   
       
    Four Welsh folk songs    William Mathias   
    Y Gelynnen (The Holly Bush)        2:32   
    Robin Ddiog (Lazy Robin)         3:10     
    Hobed o hilion (The Wistful Wanderer)    3:53     
    Dadl dau (A Quarrel for Two)        4:27

    I love my love     Cornish trad, arr Gustav Holst    4:27
    Afton Water     Scottish trad, arr David Willcocks    3:35
    Swansea Town    English trad, arr Gustav Holst    3:32     
    Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of White Rock)  Welsh trad, arr Robert Court    2:31

    Reviews of Cantemus’s previous recording on Regent:

    ‘The choir performs admirably throughout, with a full, rich, harmonious communal voice, both nimble and joyful.’
    MusicWeb International.

    'No need to program your CD player to play multiple CDs on random shuffle this Christmas. This one has everything covered.’
    Classical Music Sentinel,  December 2015

    ‘The sound is hugely impressive; the choir sing with energy, clarity and an excitingly bright timbre.’
    Organists’ Review, March 2016

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