Cunningham, Ionascu: A Winter's Night (24/96 FLAC)
Cunningham, Ionascu: A Winter’s Night (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: Winchester College Chapel Choir, Onyx Brass, Benjamin Cunningham
Conductor: Howard Ionascu
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Signum
Release: 2020
Size: 1.07 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Marshall, P: I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In

McDowall: A Winter’s Night
02. I. In Dulci Jubilo
03. II. O Little One Sweet
04. III. Noël Nouvelet
05. IV. Still, Still, Still
06. V. Sussex Carol

07. Ledger: Adam Lay Ybounden
08. Vaughan Williams: O Little Town of Bethlehem
09. Scheidt: Puer natus in Bethlehem
10. Holst: See Amid the Winter’s Snow
11. Holst: In the Bleak Mid-winter (Cranham)
12. Kirkpatrick: Away in a Manger
13. Rutter: What sweeter music
14. Willcocks: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
15. Wade: O come, all ye faithful
16. Harvey: Past 3 O’Clock
17. Willcocks: The Holly and the Ivy
18. Wood: Mater Ora Filium
19. Mendelssohn: Hark! the herald angels sing
20. Wilberg: Ding Dong

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 Choir’s 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 continues 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 has commissioned and performed the world premières of over 200 new works, with many more in the pipeline for performance and recording.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 Choir’s core repertoire for many years.

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