Advent Live (CD)

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The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge’s advent service is a staple of the British choral world, and is broadcast on BBC Radio 3 almost every year. The service features much-loved favourites from the festive season alongside a variety of new works commissioned especially for the event.

This disc of live recordings features performances by the choir from their four most recent services from 2014-17.

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  1. A hymn of St. Columba Benjamin Britten
  2. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day James Burton
  3. The truth sent from above Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. C. Robinson
  4. Adam lay ybounden * Ian Shaw
  5. The cherry tree carol Traditional, arr. S. Cleobury
  6. Vigilate * James Long
  7. Fuit homo missus a Deo Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  8. This is the record of John Orlando Gibbons
  9. The linden tree carol * Malcolm Archer
  10. There is no rose John Joubert
  11. The birth of speech * Tim Watts
  12. The angel Gabriel from heaven came Basque carol arr. E. Pettman
  13. I know a flower Francis Jackson
  14. Glory to the Christ Child Alan Bullard
  15. Lux mundi Paul Comeau
  16. I sing of a maiden* Ian Shaw
  17. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Traditional, arr. D. Willcocks
  18. The clouded heaven Judith Bingham
  19. Noe, noe David Bednall

 * denotes world premiere recording