Carols With St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir, Andrew Carwood (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:01:25 minutes | 1 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: St Giles’ Cripplegate, London, 24 & 25 June 2015
Formed 900 years ago, the St Paul’s Cathedral Choir – one of the world’s most celebrated cathedral choirs – finally makes their debut on Decca with an album of traditional and brand new festive carols from the heart of London, under the direction of Andrew Carwood.
On this album, old and new sit side by side as classic carols in famous arrangements rub shoulders with new works such as Philip Stopford’s beautiful setting of the 16th Century Lully Lulla Lullay, and Graham Jordan Ellis’s captivating There Is No Rose which is rarely recorded. Other works new to Decca include the lively Carol of the Bells and John Rutter’s ravishing All Bells in Paradise.
The Cathedral of St Paul’s in London is among the world’s most recognised buildings, in the very heart of London. The Choir sings 7 services a week, added to which are televised UK state occasions held at St. Paul’s, ranging from the wedding of Charles and Diana to the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In addition to its role at services in this world-famous Cathedral, the Choir frequently gives concerts and broadcasts, notably a 3-week, 7-state sell-out tour of the USA earlier in 2015.
St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir presents a survey of festive works: old favourites and mingle in a fine Christmas album perfect for the Festive Season. Featuring cherished carols from Classic FM’s annual “Nation’s Favourite Carols” poll as well as new discoveries making their first appearance on Decca.
1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 03:06
2. Once In Royal David’s City 03:12
3. Silent Night 03:23
4. Ding Dong! Merrily On High 01:59
5. There Is No Rose 02:06
6. In The Bleak Midwinter 04:46
7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem 03:31
8. Carol Of The Bells 01:28
9. Lully, Lulla, Lullay 04:42
10. Gaudete 01:42
11. I Sing Of A Maiden 02:37
12. All Bells In Paradise 05:36
13. Angelus Ad Virginem 03:17
14. The Shepherd’s Farewell 05:17
15. Benedicamus Domino 01:34
16. O Holy Night 05:24
17. Adam Lay Ybounden 01:20
18. A New Year Carol 02:24
19. O Come All Ye Faithful 04:01
Carols With St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir
Andrew Carwood, conductor