O Magnum Mysterium | Herald HAVP392

O Magnum Mysterium

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Label: Herald

Cat No: HAVP392

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Christmas

Release Date: 10th November 2014

Contents

About

Historically, music has played an important part in the life of the Catholic Church, and since 1958 in the metropolitan cathedral, when a choir of men’s voices was formed by Canon Edward Murphy, to sing in the Crypt. In 1960 a boys’ choir was established under the direction of Christopher Symons and amalgamated with the men’s choir. Since then, music has been at the heart of the worship in the metropolitan cathedral.

This is a wonderful disc of traditional Christmas carols, recorded in the wonderful acoustic of Liverpool's Metroplitan Cathedral.

Track Listing:
1. O come all ye faithful: J F Wade (arr Lloyd Mostyn and Willcocks)
2. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day: John Gardner
3. A maiden most gentle: Trad French (arr Andrew Carter)
4. O magnum mysterium: Morten Lauridsen
5. All this time: William Walton
6. A spotless rose: Herbert Howells
7. Ding dong! Merrily on high: 16c French (arr David Willcocks)
8. In the bleak midwinter: Philip Stopford
9. Joy to the world: Handel/Mason (arr John Rutter)
10. The darkest midnight in December: Trad Irish (arr Dr A H Claire)
11. O radiant dawn: James MacMillan
12. A New Year Carol: Benjamin Britten
13. Sweet little Jesus boy: Trad (arr Michael Neaum)
14. Adam lay ybounden: Peter Warlock
15. Puer nobis nascitur: Nicolas le Bègue/J-F Dandrieu
16. Riu riu chiu: Attrib Mateo Flecha
17. When a child is born: Zacar (arr Pickard/McElroy)
18. Angelus ad virginem: 15c melody (arr Andrew Carter)
19. Virga Jesse: Anton Bruckner
20. People, look east: Besançon melody (arr Paul Trepte)
21. Hark! The herald angels sing: F Mendelssohn (arr Lloyd-Mostyn and Willcocks)

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