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A tribute to Sir David Willcocks
Worcester Cathedral Choir,
Worcester Festival Choral Society, Sennet Brass*
Christopher Allsop
organ, Peter Nardone director

All carols arranged by Sir David Willcocks

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Description

Sir David Valentine Willcocks CBE MC (30 December 1919–17 September 2015) was one of the most influential choirmasters of his age, working with singers of all ages, moulding voices and raising standards in all his work.

This recording features twenty three of his best-known arrangements, ranging from exquisite gems of quiet stillness to rousing shouts of majestic praise, sung by the Choir of Worcester Cathedral. The Cathedral Choir is joined by the Worcester Festival Choral Society and Sennet Brass for the magnificent large-scale favourites, including O come, all ye faithful and Hark! the herald-angels sing.

Track List

Worcester Cathedral Choir,
Worcester Festival Choral Society, Sennet Brass*
Christopher Allsop
organ, Peter Nardone director

O come, all ye faithful *
7:30
Sussex Carol
2:12
God rest you merry, gentlemen
3:38
Ding, dong! merrily on high *
2:34
Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing?
4:35
Angelus ad virginem
2:50
Once in royal David’s city *
4:38
The infant King
3:59
Gabriel’s message
3:06
Unto us is born a son *
2:35
Cherry tree carol
2:07
Rocking
2:17
While shepherds watched *
2:40
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
2:17
Infant holy, infant lowly
2:09
It came upon the midnight clear *
3:45
Away in a manger
2:56
I saw three ships
2:12
The first nowell *
5:51
Resonemus laudibus
2:01
O come, O come, Emmanuel
4:09
Deck the hall
1:30
Hark, the herald-angels sing *
4:04

Total Playing time: 74:22

Production credits

Recorded in Worcester Cathedral 13–15 January 2016, by permission of the Dean and Chapter

Recording producer and engineer: Gary Cole. Assistant engineer: Andy Gammon

Editing: Myles Eastwood and Gary Cole

Sample audio extracts

Reviews

‘If you have any interest in or affection for traditional choral singing at Christmas this album is indispensable’ www.crossrhythms.co.uk December 2016

‘This disc is a delight not only in its own right, but serves as recognition of Sir David a master of the genre of choral arranging. Many congratulations to Peter Nardone for splendid direction of the particularly diverse forces required to make this disc such a welcome addition to the catalogue.’  Cathedral Music November 2017


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