This is the début recording of the mixed choir of Bangor Cathedral, under the direction of J. Paul Booth. A Babe is Born: Music for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany brings together some popular carols (some sung in Welsh) with some lesser known items, including the world première recording of Ian Higginson's exquisite Balulalow, written for the choir in 2014. With sensitive organ playing from Martin J. Brown, this album is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas celebrations.
Boris Ord: Adam lay y boundenHans Leo Hassler: Dixit MariaBenjamin Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Prelude Nun komm, der heiden Heiland, BWV 659Thomas Olivers: Lo! He comes with clouds descendingAdolphe Adam: O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël)David Evans: Tua Bethlem drefIan Higginson: BalulalowEdward Elgar: Lo! Christ is bornFranz Grüber: Dawel nosWilliam Mathias: A babe is bornCharles Quef: Noël Parisiennearr. David Willcocks: God rest you merry, gentlemenarr. Charles Wood: Ding dong! Merrily on higharr. David Willcocks: O deuwch, ffyddloniadarr. Mack Wilberg: Noe! Noe!William Crotch: Lo! star-led chiefsHerbert Howells: Here is the little doorarr. David Willcocks: Earth has many a noble cityCraig Sellar Lang: Tres Magi de gentibus
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Recorded: 13th-15th July 2016, Bangor Cathedral, Bangor, Wales, UKRecording Producers: John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer Recording Engineers: Mark Hartt-Palmer & John BalsdonRelease Date: December 2016Total Duration: 74:34