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    Make we Merry
    Christmas music for upper voices. Benenden Chapel Choir, London Metropolitan Brass, David Bednall organ and piano, Kizzy Brooks percussion, Rebecca McNaught cello, Adam Harrod djembe, Edward Whiting conductor

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    Make we Merry
    Christmas music for upper voices
    Benenden Chapel Choir, London Metropolitan Brass
    ,
    David Bednall
    organ and piano, Kizzy Brooks‡ percussion,
    Rebecca McNaught
    * cello,  Adam Harrodx djembe, Edward Whiting conductor

    ‘...welcome sparkle in Bednall’s brass writing and Chilcott’s entry has a wistfully sweet innocence.’
    BBC Music December 2019

    ‘...a joy throughout.’
    9/10 Crossrhythms.co.uk December 2019

    This release is an eclectic mix of exciting and distinctive new Christmas music for upper voices by three prominent and admired composers of choral music.

    David Bednall  Make We Merry†‡ 32:12

    1    Make we merry     2:25
    2    The time draws near     6:49
    3    The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap     3:00
    4    All this night shrill chanticleer     4:36
    5    Moonless darkness stands between     4:16
    6    Sweet was the song the Virgin sang     4:07
    7    Let others look for pearl and gold     2:32
    8    Make we joy now     4:24

    Bob Chilcott  The Midnight of your Birth 16:46

    1    The Angel did Fly     4:04
    2    The Blackbird with One White Feather    2:34
    3    Kindness (A raven flew to Bethlehem)     3:44
    4    The Midnight of your Birth     3:13
    5    The Rain-Tree Carol     3:11

    Sarah Quartel  Snow Angel* 16:18

    1    Prologue     3:23
    2    Creatures of Light     3:00
    3    God will give orders      2:23
    4    Sweet child x      2:12
    5    Snow Angel     5:20

    65:18

    Recorded in 2019 on 7/8 March in St Dunstan’s Church, Cranbrook and 9/10 March in the Chapel of St Augustine, Tonbridge School.

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