Southern star / Marshall McGuire (harp), Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, [and] Michael Leighton Jones [director].
Featured Australian works
||Jesus Christ the apple tree||Michael Leighton Jones||2 mins, 46 sec.|
||That Lord that lay in asse stall||Michael Leighton Jones||2 mins, 31 sec.|
||Southern star (2004) — sa choir with harp||Christopher Willcock||25 mins, 13 sec.|
Music of melting beauty for choir and harp. Britten's Ceremony of Carols is one of the best-loved choral works for the Christmas season; here it's paired with a new and equally enchanting setting of poetry by Michael Leunig, Southern Star – Christmas seen through Australian eyes. The Choir of Trinity College is one of Australia's finest church choirs in the English cathedral tradition, and this album featuring master harpist Marshall McGuire will be a welcome addition to the collection of any lover of sacred music.
Contents note: Southern star / Christopher Willcock -- Mary's lullaby / John Rutter -- Jesus Christ the apple tree ; That Lord that lay in assÃ« stall / Michael Leighton Jones -- Away in a manger / William Kirkpatrick, arr. Donald Hunt -- Mary's magnificat / Andrew Carter -- A ceremony of carols / Benjamin Britten.
- CD booklet notes: Southern star [ABC Classics: 4766349]
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