The Christmas Story told in great words and music (CD)

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Various Artists

An inspiring anthology of great poetry and prose read by the BBC's Margaret Howard, and Bernard Palmer, and music ancient and modern sung by the Harlow Chorus.

An album all the family will enjoy.

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Tracklisting:

CHRISTMAS BELLS
1. Ding Dong! Merrily on High - 16th cent. French tune arranged David Willcocks
2. Christmas Bells - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

JOURNEY TO BETHELEHEM
3. The Time of Snow - Bob Chilcott
4. Christmas Landscape - Laurie Lee
5. Mid-Winter - Bob Chilcott
6. O Simplicitas - Madeleine L'Engle
A. Maiden Most Gentle - Andrew Carter
7. O Little Town of Bethlehem - Paul Ayres

THE BIRTH OF CHRIST
8. Silent Night - F. Gruber arranged Sarah Tenant-Flowers
9. The Shepherd's Dog - Leslie Norris
10. Methinks I see an Heav'nly Host - William Billings
11. For Him All Stars Have Shone - Bob Chilcott
12. The Oxen - Thomas Hardy
13. O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen

WORSHIP AND CELEBRATION
14. Kings came riding - Charles Williams
15. Good King Wenceslas Piae Cantiones - arranged Antony Pitts
16. Eddi's Service - Rudyard Kipling
17. December - John Clare
18. Drive the Cold Winter Away - Playford MS arranged Sarah Tenant-Flowers

THE DAWN OF LIGHT
19. Moonless Darkness Stands Between - Gerard Manley Hopkins
Canticles of Light - Bob Chilcott
20. Te lucis ante terminum
21. Christe, qui, splendor et dies
22. O nata lux de lumine

TOMORROW SHALL BE MY DANCING DAY
23. Carol for the Last Christmas Eve - Norman Nicholson
24. Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day - John Gardner
25. A New Year Carol - Benjamin Britten

Harlow Chorus Conducted by Sarah Tenant-Flowers (all tracks except 3 & 5)

Southend Boys & Girls Choir directed by Roger Humphrey (3, 5, 11, 20, 22)
Readings by Margaret Howard (2, 6, 9, 14, 16, 23) and Bernard Palmer (4, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19)
With
Victoria Davies, harp (6, 8, 18, 25)
Susan Graham Smith, piano (3, 5, 7, 11, 15, 24) organ (1) and tubular bells (20, 22)
Paul Ayres, organ (20-22)

Recorded in the church of All Saints, Hockerill, Bishop's Stortford

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