Advent Carols from King's College London

Advent Carols from King's College London

DCD34226 (Delphian Records, CD)

24-bit stereo
NEW RELEASE (25 October 2019)

Playing time: 64'56"
Tracks: 21
Booklet pages: 24
© 2019 Delphian Records Ltd
Main country of recording: UK
Country of manufacture: EU
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Advent Carols from King's College London published on 17 December 2019

Madaleine Alabaster, soprano (tracks 4 and 20)
Ruby Sweetland, soprano (track 4)
William Hester, tenor (track 15)
The Choir of King's College London
Michael Butterfield, organ (tracks 8, 11, 13, 15, 18 and 20)
Joseph Fort, conductor

1 Advent Prose: Drop down, ye heavens, from above

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594):

2 Canite tuba

3 Antiphon: O Sapientia

Philip Moore (born 1943):

4 Sancte et sapienter

5 Antiphon: O Adonai

Orlande de Lassus (1530/2-1594):

6 Ad te Domine levavi

7 Antiphon: O Radix Jesse

Joel Rust (born 1989):

8 O Radix Jesse

9 Antiphon: O Clavis David

William Byrd (1539/40-1623):

10 Tollite portas

melody noted by Thomas Olivers (1725-1799), arranged by Joseph Fort:

11 Lo! he comes with clouds descending ('Helmsley')

12 Antiphon: O Oriens

Cecilia McDowall (born 1951):

13 Advent Moon

14 Antiphon: O Rex Gentium

George Benjamin (born 1960):

15 'Twas in the year that King Uzziah died

16 Antiphon: O Emmanuel

William Byrd:

17 Laetentur caeli

possibly French melody, adapted by Thomas Helmore (1811-1890), arranged by Joseph Fort:

18 O come, O come, Emmanuel ('Veni Emmanuel')

19 Antiphon: O Virgo virginum

Kerensa Briggs (born 1991):

20 Magnificat (Gloucester Service)

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179):

21 O frondens virga

Recorded 8-10 April 2019 at All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London UK