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Wells Cathedral Choir
Matthew Owens 
Jonathan Vaughn and Owain Park organ

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Track List

Jingle bells – James Pierpont (1822–93), arr Ralph Allwood (b1950)
2:00
Star Carol – John Rutter (b1945)
3:05
The voice of the angel Gabriel – Sir Philip Ledger (b1937) (first recording)
3:53
The holly and the ivy – Matthew Owens (b1971)
3:12
Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock (1894–1930)
5:47
On Christmas night (Sussex Carol) – English trad, arr Ledger
1:59
Jesus Christ the apple tree – Elizabeth Poston (1905–87)
3:24
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child – Kenneth Leighton (1929–88)
3:15
The Infant King – Basque Noël, arr Sir David Willcocks (b1919)
4:17
Lux aurumque – Eric Whitacre (b1970)
4:26
Candlelight Carol – Rutter
5:24
Ding dong! merrily on high – 16th-century French, arr Mack Wilberg (b1955)
2:05
Improvisation on God rest you merry, gentlemen – Myron J Roberts
5:25
Follow that star – Peter Gritton (b1963)
2:01
Cradle Lullaby – Owain Park* (b1993)(first recording)
3:54
Away in a manger – William J Kirkpatrick, arr Willcocks
2:50
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire) – Mel Tormé (1925–99) and Robert Wells (1922–98), arr Gritton
3:22
Silent night – Franz Gruber (1787–1863), arr Owens (first recording)
1:59

Total Playing time: 62:17

Production credits

Recorded in Wells Cathedral on 24–26 April 2012, by permission of the Chapter

Recording producer and engineer: Gary Cole

Editing by Adrian Lucas and Gary Cole

Sample audio extracts

Reviews

‘Nice title, even nicer singing…Their Jingle Bells is a real belter’ BBC Music Magazine

‘The performance is irresistible and above all, superbly sung,’ International Record Review

‘ Wells’s burgeoning reputation as one of the best cathedral choirs in the country is further bolstered by the faultless tuning and blend of the strong and broad sound for which its boys are known’ Gramophone 

‘..supple lines, superb blend and subtle expressivity…an ensemble on top form’ Yorkshire Post

‘This CD should be in everyone’s Christmas stocking this year- I can’t imagine a better one…’ Sidney Organ Journal 


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