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O Magnum Misterium

Song NameComposer
O radix IessePlainchant
Alleluya, A new Work is come on HandWishart
A Spotless RoseHerbert Howells
Out of your sleepRichard Rodney Bennett
Of a rose is all my songLeighton
There is no roseRichard Rodney Bennett
As dew in AprylleWarlock
O Magnum MysteriumPlainchant
Bethlehem DownWarlock
That younge childRichard Rodney Bennett
I saw a fair maidenWarlock
Sing LullabyWarlock
Ave MariaPlainchant
Sweet Was the SongRichard Rodney Bennett
A Hymn to the NativityLeighton
Lullaby my JesusWarlock
Hodie Christus natus estPlainchant
All and someByrt
An Ode to the birth of our SaviourLeighton
SusanniRichard Rodney Bennett
Puer natus est nobisPlainchant
Benedicamus DominoWarlock
A Cornish Christmas CarolWarlock
Reges TharsisPlainchant
Here Is The Little DoorHerbert Howells
The Star-songLeighton
What cheer?Walton
Lully, lulla thou little tiny childLeighton
Verbum caro factum estPlainchant

Directed by Stephen Layton

O magnum misterium combines the old with the new. On this CD of English carols from the 20th century, Polyphony interpolates Sarum chant to create a magnificent Christmas program. The carols were written by various English composers such as Herbert Howells, Peter Warlock and Richard Rodney Bennett and exemplify the great connection the English have with choral music. The Sarum chant, which was used at Salisbury Cathedral in place of the traditional Roman liturgy, is used purely to relieve the ear from the indulgent sounds of the carols. This CD includes Howells "A Spotless Rose" and "Sing Lullaby" which are possibly better known, but all of the songs are equally beautiful.

Item code: 7159C | 1 CD | $11.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England
CDH 55216

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