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Title:Christmas on Fifth Avenue Synopsis
Artist:Choir of Saint Thomas Church, John Scott   Bio Web site
Item:7200
Price:$20.00
Sample:Track 5: Adam lay ybounden
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Additional Details

Format:Digital Audio CD
Length:64' 45
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Venue:Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City WEBSITE
Recorded:05/24/2005
Released:12/05/2005
Producer:Frederick Hohman
Notes Author:Anthem texts only.
Notes Language:English
Graphics Format:12pp book, traycard, jewelbox
UPC #:636077720024

Critics' Comments

American Record Guide “If you didn’t know better, you’d swear that this beguiling holiday program came straight from a leading English cathedral choir on Christmas eve. But wait – there’s a fuller, richer sound to the boy trebles’ voices – and a touch of that telltale Yankee accent. It’s no surprise, then, that we are in fact hearing the choir of New York’s St. Thomas Church – America’s finest exponent of the Anglican choral tradition.”“Pro Organo does right by them, with splendid recorded sonics ... This is the best and most authentic Anglican Christmas program I’ve yet heard from a domestic choir. Add it to your collection – and you can prove to your skeptical friends that there’s at least one American choir that can match the Brits at their own game.” - Koob


The American Organist “He (John Scott) and the highly acclaimed choir of 15 men and 24 boys live up to their sterling reputations in this very satisfying program of 20 Christmas favorites. The choir sings with vitality, expression, rhythmic energy and precision. Vocal tone is bright, strong, homogenous, and pure. Scott elicits some fine dynamic shading, resulting in well-defined phrasing. There is fine solo work from both young and mature voices. Jeremy Bruns provides solid, supportive, colorful accompaniments. The eight-member St. Thomas Brass (with two percussionists) adds a festive touch to four pieces...”


Track Listing
[ Track # • Title • Composer • Duration ]

01 • Fanfare and Carol “O come, all ye faithful” (Adeste, fideles) • arr. David Willcocks • 4'24"
02 • Up! good Christen folk, and listen (Piae Cantiones) • harm. G. R. Woodward • 1'20"
03 • Sussex Carol • arr. David Willcocks • 1'44"
04 • Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op 75 No 2 • John Gardner • 2'35"
05 • Adam lay ybounden • Boris Ord • 1'18"
06 • A spotless Rose • Herbert Howells • 3'14"
07 • Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing?) • arr. David Willcocks • 3'59"
08 • Infant Holy, Infant Lowly • arr. Gerre Hancock • 2'34"
09 • Quem Pastores Laudavere • James Bassi • 4'8"
10 • Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E’er Bloooming) • James BassiMichael Praetorius • arr. Jan Sandström • 3'54"
11 • I Saw Three Ships • arr. Simon Preston • 2'11"
12 • Nova! nova! • John Scott • 2'7"
13 • Carol: “Come, thou Redeemer of the earth” • harm. G. R. Woodward • descant by John Scott • 3'54"
14 • In the bleak mid-winter • Harold Darke • 4'25"
15 • The Lamb • John Tavener • 3'34"
16 • Once in royal David’s city • arr. David Willcocks • 4'34"
17 • Sans Day carol • arr. John Rutter • 2'57"
18 • A babe is born, Op 55 • William Mathias • 3'27"
19 • Nativity carol • John Rutter • 4'28"
20 • Hark! the herald-angels sing (with brass fanfare) • arr. David Willcocks • 3'47"

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