Christmas at St John's

Christmas at Saint John's
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
Stephen Cleobury
Release date: 
February 1974
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
Argo ZRG 739

This disc is available as part of the Decca Classics Box Set of George Guest's recordings with St John's. More information on the set is available here.

Track list
  1. Ding dong! merrily on high (arr. C. Wood)
  2. O little town of Bethlehem (arr. Armstrong)
  3. Born on earth (arr. Rutter)
  4. The Twelve Days of Christmas (arr. Rutter)
  5. Up, good Christen folk (arr. G. R. Woodward)
  6. Silent night (Gruber, arr. Ridout)
  7. Good King Wenceslas (Trad. English) (Richard Stuart: Bass, Simon Keenlyside: Treble)
  8. While shepherd's watched (Este's Psalter, 1592)
  9. God rest you merry, gentlemen (arr. Willcocks)
  10. The Holly and the Ivy (arr. H. Walford Davies) (Robert King and Mark Tinkler: Trebles, Anthony Dawson, Hugh Hetherington and William Kendall: Tenors)
  11. Away in a manger (arr. Willcocks) (Mark Tinkler: Treble)
  12. Shepherd's Pipe Carol (John Rutter)
  13. The First Nowell (arr. Willcocks)
  14. I saw three ships (arr. Willcocks)
  15. Suo-gân (arr. George Guest)
  16. Hark, the herald-angels sing (arr. Willcocks)

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