Dormi Jesu: A Caius Christmas | Delphian DCD34152

Dormi Jesu: A Caius Christmas


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Label: Delphian

Cat No: DCD34152

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Christmas

Release Date: 29th September 2014



It was with typical discernment that Geoffrey Webber responded to a request to put together his dream Christmas programme.

Opening with Jan Sandström’s sublime deconstruction of 'Es ist ein Ros entsprungen', Webber’s classy choir reveals and delights in equal measure, finding space for both the Venetian lushness of Gabrieli and the distilled purity of Webern in a seasonal collection which is also sprinkled with unexpected gems of more recent provenance.

Edward Higginbottom’s jazz-infused 'Rocking Carol', Thomas Hewitt Jones’s eloquently expressive 'What Child is This?', and the small miracle that is Matthew Owens’ reimagined setting of 'The Holly and the Ivy' all glitter in a programme that dovetails old and new with characteristic Cambridge sophistication.

Founded in 1348, Caius College Choir is one of Britain’s leading collegiate choirs and this is their seventh recording on Delphian. Among the accolades they have received, their 2011 recording of music by Judith Weir (DCD34095) was BBC Music Magazine’s Choral and Song Choice in December 2011.

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