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    BEN PARRY Music for Christmas
    The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, Prime Brass, Craig Apps and Sam Wilson percussion, Adam McDonagh piano , Michael Stephens-Jones and Aaron Shilsono organ, Sarah MacDonald director

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    BEN PARRY
    Music for Christmas
    The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge,
    Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir
    Prime Brass
    , Craig Apps and Sam Wilson percussion
    Adam McDonagh
    piano , Michael Stephens-Jones* and Aaron Shilsono organ
    Sarah MacDonald
    director

    The first disc entirely devoted to the compositions of Ben Parry. There is new choral music for the entire Christmas season from Advent to Epiphany. In addition to settings and arrangements of traditional texts there are several new carols with original words by Garth Bardsley.

    Ben Parry is one of the UK’s most distinguished and versatile musicians. He studied at Cambridge, where he was a member of King’s College Choir. In the mid-1980s he joined The Swingle Singers as a singer, arranger and music director, touring globally and performing with some of the world’s greatest artists. He has subsequently been Director of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus, Director of Choral Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and conductor of Haddo House Opera. He co-founded the Dunedin Consort, was Director of Music at St Paul’s School, London, then Director of the Junior Academy at the Royal Academy of Music. He is currently Artistic Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and Assistant Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge.


    Three Angels o     2:46
    Veni Emmanuel    2:50
    Gabriel’s News‡o     5:57
    Magnificat (from The Solihull Service)*    6:03
    Adam lay ybounden    1:39   
    Il est né, le divin enfant    2:46   
    There is no rose    3:22   
    I sing of a maiden*    7:24   

    Five carols for SATB and piano        
    The Linden Tree Carol – German traditional    2:31
    O, can you not hear? – English traditional (Waly, waly)    1:47
    Tàladh Chrìosta – Gaelic traditional (Lullaby)    2:38
    The Wexford Carol – Irish traditional    3:12
    When Christ was born    2:00

    Venite, Adoremus    3:27   
    Quem pastores laudavere    3:41   
    The Aldeburgh Carol    4:13   
    Christ’s Nativity
    *     3:19   
    Bright Star    5:00   
    Magi o‡†     8:19   

    Total Playing time: 72:58

    Recorded in Ely Cathedral 9–12 January 2019 by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter
       

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