Tracklist

CD 1
CD 2
CD 3
CD 4
CD 5
CD 6
CD 7
CD 8
CD 9
CD 10
CD 11
CD 12
CD 13
CD 14
CD 15
CD 16
CD 17
# Title Rating Length
1 Fantasia on Christmas Carols (strings and organ version): I. "This is the truth sent from above"
4:46
2 Fantasia on Christmas Carols (strings and organ version): II. "Come all you worthy gentlemen"
2:16
3 Fantasia on Christmas Carols (strings and organ version): III. "On Christmas night all Christians sing"
1:38
4 Fantasia on Christmas Carols (strings and organ version): IV. "God bless the ruler of this house"
3:32
5 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: I. Prologue: "Nowell! Nowell!"
3:45
6 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: II. Narration: "Now the birth of Jesus Christ"
4:31
7 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: III. Song: "It was the winter wild"
4:42
8 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: IV. Narration: "And it came to pass in those days"
2:10
9 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: V. Choral: "The blessed Son of God"
2:34
10 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: VI. Narration: "And there were in the same country"
6:39
11 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: VII. Song: "The Oxen"
3:11
12 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: VIII. Narration: "And the shepherds returned"
1:09
13 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: IX. Pastoral: "The shepherds sing"
3:10
14 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: X. Narration: "But Mary kept all these things"
0:36
15 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XI. Lullaby: "Sweet was the song the Virgin sang"
2:48
16 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XII. Hymn: "Bright portals of the sky"
3:41
17 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XIII. Narration: "Now when Jesus was born"
3:10
18 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XIV. "The March of the Three Kings: From kingdoms of wisdom"
7:46
19 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XV. Choral: "No sad thought his soul affright"
2:59
20 Hodie - A Christmas Cantata: XVI. Epilogue: "In the beginning was the Word"
6:17
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CD 19
CD 20
CD 21
CD 22
CD 23
CD 24
CD 25
CD 26
CD 27
CD 28
CD 29
CD 30

Credits

CD 17

organ:
Philip Ledger (tracks 5–20)
Gavin Williams (organist) (tracks 1–4)
additional choir vocals:
Choir of Westminster Abbey (tracks 5–20)
baritone vocals:
John Barrow (baritone) (tracks 1–4)
John Shirley‐Quirk (bass-baritone) (tracks 5–20)
choir vocals:
The Bach Choir (tracks 5–20)
Guildford Cathedral Choir (tracks 1–4)
composer:
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1912) (tracks 1–4)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1953 – 1954) (tracks 5–20)
conductor:
Barry Rose (organist / choirmaster) (tracks 1–4)
Sir David Willcocks (tracks 5–20)
lyricist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 19)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Dame Janet Baker (tracks 5–20)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 5–20)
String Orchestra (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1966-06-07) (tracks 1–4)
tenor vocals:
Richard Lewis (Welsh tenor) (tracks 5–20)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (tracks 5–20)
Guildford Cathedral in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom (1966-06-07) (tracks 1–4)
part of:
Hodie (tracks 5–20)
partial recording of:
Fantasia on Christmas Carols (1966-06-07) (tracks 1–4)
parts:
The Truth Sent From Above (arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams, aka the Herefordshire Carol) (tracks 1–4)
recording of:
Hodie: I. Prologue: Nowell! Nowell! (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 5)
Hodie: II. Narration: Now the Birth of Jesus Christ (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 6)
Hodie: III. Song: It Was the Winter Wild (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 7)
Hodie: IV. Narration: And It Came to Pass in Those Days (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 8)
Hodie: IX. Pastoral: The Shepherds Sing (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 13)
Hodie: V. Choral: The Blessed Son of God (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 9)
Hodie: VI. Narration: And There Were in the Same Country (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 10)
Hodie: VIII. Narration: And the Shepherds Returned (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 12)
Hodie: X. Narration: But Mary Kept All These Things (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 14)
Hodie: XI. Lullaby: Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 15)
Hodie: XII. Hymn: Bright Portals of the Sky (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 16)
Hodie: XIII. Narration: Now When Jesus Was Born (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 17)
Hodie: XV. Choral: No Sad Thought His Soul Affright (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 19)
Hodie: XVI. Epilogue: In the Beginning Was the Word (1965-01-22 – 1965-02-03) (track 20)