A Winterís Night: Christmas Music for Choir, Brass Quintet & Organ | Signum SIGCD646

A Winterís Night: Christmas Music for Choir, Brass Quintet & Organ

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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD646

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Christmas

Release Date: 16th October 2020



The addition of a brass ensemble to Christmas concerts and carol services, combining with the more traditional sounds of choir and organ, has become increasingly popular in recent years. This recording brings together a number of works for the specific forces of choir, brass quintet, organ and percussion, some of which have been arranged specially for this release. Interspersed amongst these works are a selection of popular Christmas carols which have formed and integral part of Winchester College Chapel Choirís core repertoire for many years.

Winchester College was founded by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, in 1382 and Winchester College Quiristers have for over 625 years sung services in Winchester College Chapel. In modem times they have formed a choir renowned for its excellence.

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in the 2017-18 season, Onyx Brass continue to be the leading light in establishing the brass quintet as a medium for serious chamber music, inspired by the pioneering early years of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. To this end, the group have commissioned and performed the world premiŤres of over 200 new works, with many more in the pipeline for performance and recording.

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