A Winter’s Light

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A Winter’s Light (Naxos)
Recorded: Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent
February 2012 © 2012

Track list

1. Chilcott
This is the truth

2. Rathbone
Gabriel’s message

3: Sweelinck
Hodie Christus natus est

4. Praetorius, arr. Sandtrom
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

5. Howells
Sing Lullaby

6. Villette
Hymne a la Vierge

7. Chilcott
Sweet was the song

8. Willcocks
Of the Father’s heart begotten

9. Gabrieli
Hodie Christus natus est

10. Chilcott
Rejoice and be merry

11. Walford Davies
O little town of Bethlehem

12. Armstrong Gibbs
The stable door

13. Adam, arr JE West
O Holy Night

14. Darke
In the bleak mid-winter

15. Jackson
The Christ Child

16. Rutter
Nativity Carol

17. Pierpoint arr. B Parry
Jingle Bells

18. Chilcott

19. Larke, arr. Rathbone
I believe in Father Christmas

20. Rathbone
Carol Medley

Album Reviews

“…the Vasari Singers prove they can combine 16th Century polyphony with 20th Century favourites, to striking and beautiful effect.” Classic FM

“…this latest Vasari disc is sure to delight anyone looking for a musical backdrop to this year’s Yuletide celebrations.” EuropaDisc

“The arrangements are sensational and one is in awe before a choir that can turn in magnificent performances.” International Record Review

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