A Winters Light CD


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  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Organ: Martin Ford
  • All tracks produced by Adrian Peacock
  • Engineer: Will Brown
  • Released by Naxos, October 2012
  • Recorded at Tonbridge School Chapel, February 2012
  • Recorded in 24-bit resolution

a winters light

The Vasari Singers’ annual carol concerts always provide a warming blend of traditional favourites and less well-known music from all periods and styles. Here, joyous and masterful 16th-century polyphony sits alongside eternally popular Victorian carols, and exquisitely crafted settings by Howells and Walford Davies join works as recent as Gabriel Jackson’s The Christ-child. Bob Chilcott magically superimposes traditional carols with entrancing new material, and no Vasari Christmas would be complete without some close harmony Swingle singing.

track listing

1. Chilcott: This is the truth

2. Rathbone: Gabriel’s message

3: Sweelinck: Hodie Christus natus est

4. Praetorius, arr. Sandtrom: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

5: Howells: Sing Lullaby

6. Villette: Hymne a la Vierge

7. Chilcott: Sweet was the song

8. Willcocks: of the Father’s heart begotten

9. Gabrieli: Hodie Christus natus est

10. Chilcott: Rejoice and be merry

11. Walford Davies: O little town of Bethlehem

12. Armstrong Gibbs: The stable door

13. Adam, arr JE West: O Holy Night

14. Darke: In the bleak mid-winter

15. Jackson: The Christ Child

16. Rutter: Nativity Carol

17. Pierpoint arr. B Parry: Jingle Bells

18. Chilcott: Christmas-tide

19. Larke, arr. Rathbone: I believe in Father Christmas

20. Rathbone: Carol Medley

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