Christmas at St. John's ()

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This collection of music for Advent and Christmas features a wide variety of carols, hymns, and anthems, some well known and some less familiar, interspersed with plainsong antiphons. The men and boys choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, conducted by David Hill, sings with pure and smoothly blended tone. Among the more traditional hymns, "O come, O come, Emmanuel," and "Lo! He comes with clouds descending" stand out for the grandeur of the performances. Morten Lauridsen's harmonically sumptuous 1994 motet "O Magnum ...

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  1. Church Bells: Chapel Bell (St John's College, Cambridge)
  2. Rorate celi desuper, introit
  3. O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  4. O Sapientia, O Adonai
  5. A Tender Shoot, for chorus
  6. A Spotless Rose, for chorus
  7. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending, carol (English)
  8. O AdonŠi
  9. Vox Dicentis, motet for treble & tenor soloists & mixed voices
  10. O Radix Jesse; O Clavis David
  11. The clouded Heaven, for chorus
  12. O clavis David, antiphon, Mode 2
  13. There is a flower
  14. This have I done for my true love, for chorus, Op. 34/1, H. 128
  15. O Oriens; O Rex Gentium
  16. Lullay My Liking, carol (English)
  17. O Rex gentium
  18. Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
  19. O Emmanuel
  20. O Magnum Mysterium, for chorus
  21. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  22. Hodie Christus Natus Est (Mode 1)
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Christmas at St. John's
2006, Hyperion

UPC: 034571175768

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