Advent Carols from St John's

Advent Carols from St John's

Advent Carols from St John's
Director of Music: 
Christopher Robinson
Organ Scholar: 
James Martin
Release date: 
January 1994
Record label: 
Nimbus
Catalogue number: 
Nimbus N 15414

Track list

  1. Drop down ye heavens (Richard Lloyd)
  2. Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Trad.)
  3. Adam lay ybounden (Boris Ord)
  4. The Lord at first did Adam make (George Guest)
  5. Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (Johannes Brahms)
  6. A Spotless Rose (Herbert Howells)
  7. There is no rose (Elizabeth Maconchy)
  8. Ave Maria (Felix Mendelssohn)
  9. A Hymn to the Virgin (Benjamin Britten)
  10. I sing of a Maiden (Patrick Hadley)
  11. This have I done for my true love (Gustav Holst)
  12. Magnificat–The Gloucester Service (Herbert Howells)
  13. Benedicamus Domino (Peter Warlock)
  14. O little town of Bethlehem (Trad.)

Reviews

As a winter-warming and haunting introduction to the Christmas season, recordings come no better than this, especially when sung with the heartfelt sincerity of the St. John’s Choristers

Christopher Thomas, MusicWeb International

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  • Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
  • Psalm 18 vv. 1-6 (tone i)
  • Readings: Ezekiel 36.22-27, Acts 19.1-10
  • Howells (Collegium Regale)
  • Elgar: Give unto the Lord
  • Voluntary: Bach  Prelude in C minor

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The Director of Music at St John’s has been appointed as Organist and Master of Choristers at Westminster Abbey

Nethsingha is his own man and absolutely his own musician, which is why his choir continues to evolve and lead

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