John Turner: Christmas Card Carols Intimate Voices & Christopher Stokes

Album info

Album-Release:
2017

HRA-Release:
26.10.2017

Label: Divine Art

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • 1A Nativity Carol02:35
  • 2A Song on the Birth of Christ02:45
  • 3A Flemish Carol01:28
  • 4Adam Lay Ybounden01:16
  • 5I Sing of a Maiden (2003 Setting)02:10
  • 6Christmas Lullaby05:24
  • 7Candle Vesper01:12
  • 8Invocation to Sleep01:33
  • 9Susanni01:41
  • 10Lullay, My Liking (2013 Setting)03:28
  • 11The Virgin’s Cradle Hymn01:34
  • 12Away in a Manger02:16
  • 13Gloria Carol01:25
  • 14Rocking Hymn04:23
  • 15I Sing of a Maiden (2008 Setting)02:04
  • 16The Rose02:16
  • 17Lullay, My Liking (2002 Setting)03:50
  • 18Rocking Carol02:11
  • 19Canzonetta01:40
  • 20Watts’ Cradle Song03:38
  • 21The Garden of Jesus02:32
  • 22Christmas Music02:19
  • 23Make We Merry01:10
  • Total Runtime54:50

Info for John Turner: Christmas Card Carols

For over fifty years, Britains foremost recorder player, John Turner, has composed a carol and sent the score as his Christmas Card. Until now just a personal gift to his friends, John was persuaded to record a selection, which has led to this beautiful album. Presented by the chamber choir Intimate Voices (which also performs as Voces Intimae) and featuring sopranos Sasha Johnson Manning, Eleanor Gregory and Philippa Hyde in solo and duet pieces, with obbligato harp and oboe in some, this is a lovely mixed program of Nativity carols, composed very much in traditional style, in new settings of ancient texts.

Intimate Voices
Christopher Stokes, organ




Christopher Stokes
was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers of Manchester Cathedral in 1996, having previously been appointed Organist of the Cathedral in 1992. Prior to that he worked in London, having held posts in two of London’s leading churches, as Organist and Master of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square and Director of Music at St Margaret’s, Westminster Abbey. As a conductor in London, he directed the professional choirs at St Martin’s and St Margaret’s. He also founded The Baroque Soloists of St Martin-in-the-Fields. In 1995 he founded Manchester Baroque, a group specialising in the performance of music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He has also conducted Manchester Camerata and the Northern Chamber Orchestra on many occasions. As an organist he has performed extensively both in Britain and abroad in recitals and as a concerto soloist, and has appeared as a continuo player with most leading British orchestras. In London he was professor of organ from 1978 to 1994 at Trinity College of Music, where he also studied from 1972 to 1976. He was invited to become Head of Organ Studies at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester in 1994. Christopher Stokes has served as a Council Member of the Royal College of Organists and was the Artistic Director of the College’s Performer of the Year 2000 competition.



Booklet for John Turner: Christmas Card Carols

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