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New York Polyphony - Sing thee Nowell (2014) [HDTracks]

Title: Sing thee Nowell
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: BIS Records
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Christmas
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/96kHz]
Total Time: 71:05
Total Size: 1,34 GB (d.booklet)

Recorded: March 2014 at the Chapel at The American Boychoir School, Princeton New Jersey, USA.

Nowell, Nowel, Noel – on their new release, Sing thee Nowell, New York Polyphony sing of and to the birth of Christ. They do so in a typically sophisticated programme which fuses the ancient with the modern into a seamless whole: seven centuries of Christmas passes before the listener, with new works composed for these performers by Michael McGlynn, Andrew Smith and John Scott alongside traditional medieval and Renaissance carols and motets by Clemens ‘non Papa’, Philippe Verdelot and Tomás Luis de Victoria. The wide-ranging sequence is anchored by Richard Rodney Bennett’s Five Carols, in which the sopranos Sarah Brailey and Elizabeth Baber Weaver join the four members of New York Polyphony in celebrating ‘the joyful birth’ and in praising ‘Mary mild’. The wondrous events related to the Nativity and the joy they bring to mankind naturally dominate, but intimations of Christ’s death on the cross also surface in the course of the disc, as in Peter Warlock’s Bethlehem Down: ‘they will clothe him in grave-sheets, myrrh for embalming, and wood for a crown.’ Formed in 2006, New York Polyphony has rapidly emerged as one of the leading vocal chamber ensembles, applying a distinctly modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Two previous recordings for BIS have received critical acclaim, including a Grammy nomination for the 2013 release Times go by Turns, interleaving masses by Byrd and Tallis with works from the 21st century.’


Andrew Smith
1. Veni Emmanuel 3'14
Geoffrey Williams
2. Adam lay ybounden 1'32
Philippe Verdelot
3. Gabriel Archangelus 4'23
4. Gabriel’s Message, arr. Alexander Craig 2'12
Trinity Roll MS
5. There is no Rose 2'17
Samuel Sebastian Wesley
6. There is no Rose (‘Hereford’), arr. G. Williams 2'18
John Scott
7. There is no Rose 3'13
8. Nesciens mater 1'34
Michael McGlynn
9. O pia virgo 3'14
Selden MS
10. Nowell: Out of your sleep 3'00
Andrew Smith
11. Nowell: Arise and wake 3'29
Richard Rodney Bennett
Five Carols
12. There is no Rose 2'45
13. Out of your Sleep 1'47
14. That Younge Child 1'21
15. Sweet was the Song 2'29
16. Susanni 1'25
Alexander Craig
17. Sleep Now 1'36
Tomás Luis de Victoria
18. O magnum mysterium 3'36
19. Quem pastores laudavere, arr. Susan LaBarr 2'34
Richard Pygott
20. Quid petis, o fili 5'48
21. Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle, arr. Alexander Craig 2'08
Peter Warlock
22. Bethlehem Down 3'54
Jacobus Clemens non Papa
23. Magi veniunt ab oriente 6'39
L. H. Redner
24. O Little Town of Bethlehem, arr. Alexander Craig 2'36

Geoffrey Williams countertenor
Steven Caldicott Wilson tenor
Christopher Dylan Herbert baritone
Craig Phillips bass
Sarah Brailey and Elizabeth Baber Weaver sopranos [tracks 12–16, 22]

New York Polyphony - Sing thee Nowell (2014) [HDTracks]

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mondzeichen   User offline   19 April 2016 17:56

Thank You, @nfyz5, very much for sharing this lovely Christmas recording in so high quality and including a booklet in pdf!

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