The 12 Days of Christmas / Choir of Ormond College
Ho hum - another carol CD, you say. Ah yes, but this one is different!
The Choir Of Ormond College sings several carols long held in affection around the world but adds to these with newer works accompanied by renowned Australian pianist, Stephen McIntyre. The organ is not forgotten as Rhys Boak accompanies four of the carols on the mighty Rieger organ in the Scots' Church, Melbourne.
The 24 carols included come from England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Austria, France, Russia and Australia and features not only the title track but everything from Silent Night and Deck the Hall to In dulci jubilo and Howell's Tryste Noel.
Sunny Bank (Christmas Day in the morning) (Peter Hurford)
A Babe is Born (Johann Hermann Schein)
Christ was Born on Christmas Day (German trad.)
Child in a Manger (Celtic trad.)
Cold and Dark is Holy Night (Alfred E Floyd)
Torches (John Joubert)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Harold Darke)
Tryste Noel (Herbert Howells)
He Smiles Within His Cradle (Austrian trad.)
A Boy was Born (Benjamin Britten)
Silent Night (Franz Gruber)
A Child this Day is Born (English trad.)
Il est ne le divin enfant (French trad.)
Wexford Carol (Irish trad.)
Ave Maris Stella (Plainchant)
Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth (German trad.)
I Sing of a Maiden (Patrick Hadley)
Legend (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
Hymne a la Vierge (Pierre de Villette)
Masters in this Hall (French trad.)
In dulci jubilo (German trad.)
Deck the Hall (Welsh trad.)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (English trad.)
Sir Christemas (William Mathias)
Press Quotes“Yuletide rarities ... gloriously performed ... exquisitely evocative ... faultlessly executed ... *** 1/2 stars”
— Bob Crimeen, Sunday Herald Sun“an ideal gift for Christmas.”
— New Classics, UK“a gem”
— Julie Malovan, Southern FM“Who says you won't end up playing many of these pieces throughout the year?”
— Ron Payne, Music Teacher Magazine“unusual carols ... good to hear the old with the new ... crisp and clear performance.”
— Cliff Tucker, Radio Fremantle“Douglas Lawrence and the Ormond College Choir enthusiastically serve up a menu of Christmas favourites ... skilfully accompanied ... Beautiful, lesser-known items ...”
— Tony Way, The Age 'Green Guide'
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