The Twelve Days of Christmas (CD)

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The Cherwell Singers

A collection of favourite carols and songs with a Victorian flavour

Most of the carols on this recording come from 'Carols New and Old', a charming collection of Christmas music published by the Oxford organist, John Stainer, in 1871.

The remainder are from a nineteenth-century hymn book, though the descants added to the last verse are specially composed by the director of the Cherwell Sings, Julia Craig-McFeely. She is also the creator of the brilliant arrangements of 'The Holly and the Ivy' and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.

Feel the warmth of a good Christmas celebration, whatever the weather!

The Cherwell Singers
Directed by Julie Craig-McFeely
With Martin Souter, Organ

Producer Simon Heighes
Executive producer Martin Souter
Edited and mastered at Classical Communications
Recorded in the church of St. Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford
Solo organ music recorded in the chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford

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1 The first Nowell - Traditional
2 Good Christian men, rejoice - Traditional
3 Here we come awassailing - Traditional
4 See amid the winter's snow - J Goss
5 O little town of Bethlehem - arranged Julia Craig-McFeely
6 Lord Christ, the only Son of God - J S Bach
7 'Twas in the winter cold - J Barnby
8 The Virgin stills the crying - J Barnby
9 The Coventry Carol arranged - J Stainer
10 O come, all ye faithful - arranged Julia Craig-McFeely
11 The holly and the ivy - arranged Julia Craig-McFeely
12 Good King Wenceslas
13 Pastoral Symphony: Messiah - G F Handel arranged M Souter
14 We three Kings - J H Hopkins
15 A child this day - arranged J Stainer
16 God rest you, merry gentlemen - arranged J Stainer
17 Dearest Jesus, we are here - J S Bach
18 What Child is this? - Traditional
19 The seven joys of Mary - arranged J Stainer
20 The twelve days of Christmas - arranged Julia Craig-McFeely

Total Duration: 57 minutes

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