I look from a far


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Increasingly, Christmas seems to start long before the liturgists and musicians have begun to think about services on Advent Sunday. When we finally get to the celebration of Christ’s birthday, we may find ourselves tired and jaded by it all – our real celebration of Christmas is quickly over – we turn our minds to the New Year, driven by the world’s agenda.

Hence this disc: it tries to recapture some of that music that may easily be lost in our rush to get Christmas over and done with. So, although we open with a traditional Advent text, we focus on the music of the Christmas season itself, and illustrate its movement through to the Baptism of Christ and Candlemas.

Track Duration Title
1 02:20 Organ: In dulci jubilo
2 02:44 I look from afar
3 00:51 Adam lay y-bounden
4 02:18 New Year Carol
5 03:31 People, look East
6 06:08 Variations on ‘Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen’
7 01:12 Organ: In dulci jubilo
8 04:37 O little town of Bethlehem
9 02:54 A maiden most gentle
10 02:53 As I walked down
11 08:57 Organ: Variations on ‘Adeste Fideles’ – James Davy (Cathedral organ scholar)
12 03:15 Silent Night
13 01:42 I saw three ships
14 02:36 God so loved the world
15 06:36 Organ: La nativité
16 02:21 Echo Carol
17 03:09 Joys Seven

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Portsmouth Cathedral


Rosemary Field (Organ)






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