Annotation

tracks 3, 6, 10, 18, and 21 are sung a cappella, under the direction of Layton.

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Front Picture Research: Richard Howard

Annotation last modified on 2018-02-15 16:57 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Shepherd's Pipe Carol
John Rutter 3:01
2 Nativity Carol
John Rutter 4:57
3 There Is a Flower
John Rutter 4:18
4 Sans Day Carol
John Rutter 2:58
5 What Sweeter Music
John Rutter 4:21
6 I Wonder as I Wander
John Rutter 3:19
7 Jesus Child
John Rutter 3:11
8 Wild Wood Carol
John Rutter 3:32
9 The Very Best Time of Year
John Rutter 3:36
10 Away in a Manger
John Rutter 2:27
11 Angel Tidings
John Rutter 1:44
12 Christmas Lullaby
John Rutter 4:03
13 Dormi Jesu
John Rutter 4:53
14 Love Came Down at Christmas
John Rutter 2:28
15 Star Carol
John Rutter 2:50
16 Carol of the Children
John Rutter 3:17
17 Mary's Lullaby
John Rutter 3:13
18 Silent Night
John Rutter 3:37
19 Angels' Carol
John Rutter 3:17
20 Candlelight Carol
John Rutter 3:56
21 Second Amen
John Rutter 0:59
22 Donkey Carol
John Rutter 3:33

Credits

CD 1

arranger:
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (tracks 4, 6, 10–11, 18)
baritone vocals:
Robert Rice (baritone) (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 8)
choir vocals:
Polyphony (choir) (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (tracks 1–22)
composer:
Franz Xaver Gruber (track 18)
John Jacob Niles (track 6)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 4, 11)
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (tracks 2–3, 7–9, 12, 14–17, 20, 22)
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (1966) (track 1)
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (1980) (track 19)
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (1981) (track 21)
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (1988) (track 5)
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (1999) (track 13)
conductor:
Stephen Layton (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (tracks 1–22)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 4)
John Audelay (poet) (track 3)
Robert Herrick (English poet) (track 5)
Josef Mohr (track 18)
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (tracks 2, 7–9, 11–12, 15–17, 19–20, 22)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 10)
Christina Rossetti (1885) (track 14)
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (1966) (track 1)
orchestra:
City of London Sinfonia (chamber orchestra) (tracks 10, 18)
City of London Sinfonia (chamber orchestra) (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (tracks 1–2, 4–5, 7–9, 11–17, 19–20, 22)
producer:
Mark Brown (early music singer, conductor, and producer) (tracks 1–22)
recording engineer:
Julian Millard (engineer) (tracks 1–22)
soprano vocals:
Libby Crabtree (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 6)
Cecilia Osmond (soprano) (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 3)
translator:
John Freeman Young (track 18)
phonographic copyright by:
Hyperion Records Ltd, London (Holding company - do not use this for labels) (2001) (tracks 1–22)
publisher:
Oxford University Press (tracks 2, 4–5)
recorded at:
All Saints' Church (Tooting, London) in London, England, United Kingdom (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (tracks 1–22)
arrangement of:
Away in a Manger (aka "Cradle Song" composed by William J. Kirkpatrick) (track 10)
Sans Day Carol (track 4)
Silent Night (track 18)
is based on:
recording of:
Angel Tidings (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 11)
Angels' Carol (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 19)
Away in a Manger (arr. Rutter) (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 10)
Candlelight Carol (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 20)
Carol of the Children (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 16)
Christmas Lullaby (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 12)
Donkey Carol (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 22)
Dormi Jesu (The Virgin's Cradle Hymn) (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 13)
I Wonder as I Wander (arr. Rutter) (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 6)
Jesus Child (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 7)
Love came down at Christmas (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 14)
Mary's Lullaby (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 17)
Nativity Carol (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 2)
Sans Day Carol (arr. Rutter) (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 4)
Second Amen (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 21)
Shepherd's Pipe Carol (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 1)
Silent Night (arr. Rutter) (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 18)
Star Carol (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 15)
The Very Best Time of Year (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 9)
There Is a Flower (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 3)
What Sweeter Music (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 5)
Wild Wood Carol (2001-01-03 – 2001-01-06) (track 8)

Release

design: Terry Shannon (designer)
executive producer: Edward Perry (producer and founder of hyperion, aka Ted Perry)
Simon Perry (classical music producer)
illustration: Paul Hey
liner notes: Andrew Green (liner notes)
liner notes translator: Isabelle Battioni (linernotes)
Bernd Müller (linernotes, translation german)
Anne Steeb
photography: Richard Heeps
copyrighted by: Hyperion Records Ltd, London (Holding company - do not use this for labels) (2001)
ASIN: UK: B00005QIT4 [info]
US: B00005QIT4 [info]
discography entry: https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67245 [info]