Light of Gold: Cappella SF Christmas | Delos DE3485

Light of Gold: Cappella SF Christmas


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Label: Delos

Cat No: DE3485

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Christmas

Release Date: 28th August 2015



Cappella SF


Ragnar Bohlin


Cappella SF


Ragnar Bohlin


Internationally renowned (and Grammy-award winning) conductor Ragnar Bohlin founded Cappella SF, a professional chamber choir, in 2014. Since then, this select Bay Area-based ensemble has presented four concerts to tremendous critical acclaim and recorded music for two CDs – including this, their first commercial release.

With Cappella SF, maestro Bohlin strives to showcase the choral riches of all musical periods at the highest artistic level. And concertgoers lucky enough to have heard them in concert will confirm that this superb new choir is doing just that.

This marvelous holiday program, with music spanning more than a millennium, has something for everybody. In addition to beloved traditional seasonal standards in striking arrangements, listeners will also take great delight in both original compositions and arrangements from top-tier English and American composers as well as leading choral masters from Bohlin’s native country of Sweden – including a piece composed for Cappella SF by Fredrik Sixten that’s heard here in its world premiere recording.

Track Listing:

1. Veni, veni, Emmanuel, arr. Ragnar Bohlin
2. Michael Praetorius: Psallite unigenito
3. Lo, how a Rose, arr. Mårten Jansson
4. In dulci jubilo, arr. Bartholomeus Gesius and J S Bach
5. Silent Night, arr. Hanns Miessner
6. Ding, dong! Merrily on high, arr. Sir David Willcocks
7. Benjamin Britten: Balulalow
8. Britten: This little babe
9. The first Nowell, arr. Willcocks
10. John Rutter: Candlelight carol
11. Audete, gaudete, arr. Ward Swingle
12. Fredrik Sixten: There is no rose
13. Sixten: The song of the star
14. Folke Bohlin: Look! Shepherds of Bethlehem
15. Gustaf Nordqvist: Jul, jul, strålande jul
16. David Conte: Patapan
17. Conte: O magnum mysterium
18. Eric Whitacre: Lux aurumque
19. Go tell it on the mountain, arr. Ragnar Bohlin
20. Have yourself a merry little Christmas, arr. Barlow Bradford

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