The Nativity - Patrick Hawes

The Nativity - Patrick Hawes

SIGCD752 (Signum Classics, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (13 October 2023)

Playing time: 63'22"
Tracks: 20
Booklet pages: 20
℗ 2023 Signum Records Ltd
© 2023 Signum Records Ltd
Main country of recording: United States of America
Reviewer: John Dante Prevedini
Review of The Nativity - Patrick Hawes published on 10 December 2023

Mark Singleton, artistic director
Stephen Scarlato, organ
Patrick Hawes, piano

Patrick Hawes (born 1958):

1 What Child Is This?

2 In Bethlehem, That Noble Place

3 This Endernight

The Nativity
4 The Manger
5 The Infant
6 The Oxen
7 The Shepherds
8 The Star
9 The Magi

10 Joseph's Carol

11 Still, Still the Night

12 Behold the King

Four Christmas Motets
13 Virga Jesse
14 Puer Natus
15 Nesciens Mater
16 Gaudete Omnes

17 The Heart of Mary

18 Minstrels

19 Lullay My Liking

20 The Colours of Christmas

The Voce Chamber Choir of Connecticut has recorded an album of twenty brand-new Christmas choral works written by Patrick Hawes specifically for the choir. The first collection - The Nativity - sees Patrick use text written by his poet brother, Andrew, and the second collection - Four Christmas Motets - uses fragile ancient poetry.

Recorded 20-22 January 2023 at Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.