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This CD of Christmas music was first released in 1995 for a limited distribution and we are now re-issuing it for a wider public. The content is deliberately eclectic, reflecting the wide variety of anthems, hymns and carols sung by College Chapel Choir at the thrice-weekly services in Eton College Chapel.
Eton College Chapel Choir is formed from boys in the school (with sometimes a master or two), a large number of whom have been choristers at cathedrals and chapels before coming to Eton. Many are Music Scholars whose scholarships are funded with the money released by the closure of the Choir School in 1968.
The choir is conducted by Ralph Allwood, the Precentor and Director of Music at Eton.
|1||03:54||once in royal David’s city||Gauntlett/Mann|
|2||03:06||A spotless rose||Herbert Howells|
|3||01:13||Adam lay y-bounden||Boris Ord|
|4||03:36||Bethlehem Down||Peter Warlock|
|5||01:06||Chorale-prelude ‘In dulci jubilo’||J. S. Bach|
|6||01:58||Ding-dong! merrily on high||16th-c. French, arr. Charles Wood|
|7||03:58||O come, O come Emmanuel||15th-c. French, arr. David Willcocks|
|8||03:04||Lulla lullay||Kenneth Leighton|
|11||03:37||O little town of Bethlehem||Trad. arr. R. Vaughan Williams|
|12||04:40||La nativité (Trois poemes evangéliques)||Jean Langlais|
|13||02:51||I wonder as I wander||Trad. Appalachian carol|
|14||02:41||This is the truth sent from above||Trad. arr. R. Vaughan Williams|
|15||02:53||Adeste fideles (O come, all ye faithful)||J. F. Wade|
|16||03:45||Thus angels sang||Orlando Gibbons|
|17||04:17||Chorale-prelude ‘Wachet auf’||J. S. Bach|
|18||05:28||Illuminare Jerusalem||Leo Hussain|
|19||02:54||Hark! the herald angels sing||Felix Mendelssohn, descant D. Willcocks|
|20||08:35||Dieu parmi nous (La nativité du Seigneur)||Olivier Messiaen|