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A Nativity Sequence

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A Nativity Sequence
A Nativity Sequence


The choir of St Salvator's Chapel at the University of St Andrews brings something of the atmosphere of their famous annual carol service to a wider audience. This magical event occurs against the backdrop of the bitter wind of the North Sea beating against the stained-glass, as over a thousand students clothed in robes of red join to sing Christmas carols old and new. The sense of excitement and solidarity between students, staff, and the community, is remarkable. This recording, which traces the Christmas story from the Annunciation to Epiphany, captures the sense of anticipation and celebration that only Christmas brings. Soaring descants breathe new life into the beloved classics, here featuring several by Sir David Willcocks in honour of the great choral director who passed away in 2015. Philip Stopford's crystalline Ave Maris Stella, commissioned by the St Andrews Voices festival in 2015 and receiving its world premiere recording, has all the hallmarks of a classic.


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  2. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Hark! The Herald-angels Sing
  3. Basque Carol - The Angel Gabriel
  4. Michael Praetorius - Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen
  5. Johannes Brahms - Es Ist Ein Ros Chorale Prelude
  6. Philip Stopford - Ave Maris Stella
  7. Palestrina - Matin Responsory, Adapted From A Magnificat
  8. Johann Sebastian Bach - Wachet Auf
  9. Sigfrid Karg-Elert - Wachet Auf Chorale Prelude
  10. John Gardner - Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
  11. Johann Schein - Vom Himmel Hoch
  12. Johann Sebastian Bach - Vom Himmel Hoch Chorale Prelude
  13. Personent Hodie - German Melody Arranged By Gustav Holst
  14. Ding Dong, Merrilly On High - 16th-century French Melody Arranged By David Willcocks
  15. Harold Darke - In The Bleak Midwinter
  16. Sussex Carol - English Traditional Carol Arranged By David Willcocks
  17. Away In A Manger - Melody By W. J. Kirkpatrick, Arranged By David Willcocks
  18. George Frederick Handel, Arranged By Tom Wilkinson - While Shepherds Watched
  19. Coventry Carol - 16th-century English Carol Arranged By Martin Shaw
  20. The Three Kings - Peter Cornelius Arranged By Ivor Atkins
  21. O Come, All Ye Faithful - Anonymous Melody Arranged By David Willcocks
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