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Make We Merry: Christmas Music for Upper Voices

David Bednall
Barcode 0802561054726
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Release Date: 29/11/2019

Edition: Album
Genre: Classical
Sub-Genre: Choral
Composer: David Bednall, Bob Chilcott, Sarah Quartel
Conductor: Edward Whiting
Label: Regent
Number of Discs: 1
Duration: 65.18 minutes

This release is an eclectic mix of exciting and distinctive new Christmas music for upper voices by three prominent and admired composers of choral music. The largest work is the first recording of David Bednall's major cycle of eight carols: 'Make We Merry' for upper voices, brass, percussion, and organ, which was commissioned for Benenden Chapel Choir, and first performed by them in 2018. Also featured is the first recording of Bob Chilcott's cycle 'The Midnight of Your Birth', and the first commercial recording of the complete upper-voice version of 'Snow Angel' by Canadian composer, Sarah Quartel. The highly polished performances of Benenden Chapel Choir will both entertain and inspire upper voice ensembles to perform these works for years to come.

Track Listing:
1: Make We Merry
2: The Time Draws Near
3: The Christ-child Lay On Mary's Lap
4: All This Night Shrill Chanticleer
5: Moonless Darkness Stands Between
6: Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang
7: Let Others Look for Pearl and Gold
8: Make We Joy Now
9: The Angel Did Fly
10: The Blackbird With One White Feather
11: Kindness (A Raven Flew to Bethlehem)
12: The Midnight of Your Birth
13: The Rain-tree Carol
14: Prologue
15: Creatures of Light
16: God Will Give Orders
17: Sweet Child
18: Snow Angel