Laurie Ashworth (soprano), Alice James (flute), Tim Elton (oboe), Josie Simmons (saxophone), Tanya Houghton (harp), Richard Pearce (organ), Commotio, Matthew Berry (conductor)
Bob Chilcott has been described by The Observer as 'a contemporary hero of British Choral Music', and his music is commissioned and sung by choirs throughout the world. His Christmas pieces, a number of which are heard here in premiere recordings, reveal his enthusiasm for recently written texts, to which he responds with acute verbal sensitivity. Commotio is one of the UK's foremost chamber choirs, hailing from Oxford, where they have performed choral music of the 20th and 21st Centuries since 1999.
Chilcott Song of the Crib, Les anges dans nos campagnes, The Advent Candle, The Rose in the Middle of Winter, The Heart-in-Waiting, The shepherds sing, The Shepherd's Carol, On Christmas Night - This is the truth (I), Adam lay ybounden, A spotless Rose, The Cherry Tree Carol, O little town, Sweet was the song, Rejoice and be merry, This is the truth (II); What sweeter music, Mid-Winter, The Bethlehem Star; Gruber (arr. Chilcott) Silent night, chilcott The night he wass born, Gifts for the Child of Winter, Before the ice (O magnum mysterium)
Running Time: 1 hr 19 min