A Ceremony of Carols

Toronto Children's Chorus
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This CD is a compilation of the most popular Christmas selections from the Toronto Children's Chorus previous Marquis recordings, Dancing Day and Mostly Britten, along with several never before released performances of favourite carols. Both John Rutter's "Dancing Day" and Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" - the two major works on this CD - are popular favourites.

“A Children’s choir breathes life into the musical soul of a city. Without children there would be no future. Without choirs, how could we give voices to our souls? The Toronto Children’s Chorus symbolizes the gifts of life, soul and music. Long may it shine in Toronto and beyond.” — John Rutter , Composer and Conductor

Catalog: MAR 327
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Track Listing

1.    Michael Praetorius: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen

2.    Trad. arr. Healey Willan: The Huron Carol

3.    Trad. arr. Howard Cable: D'ou viens-tu bergère

John Rutter: Dancing Day
Part I
4.    Prelude
5.    Angelus ad virginem
6.    A Virgin most Pure
7.    Personent Hodie

Part II
8.    Interlude
9.    There is no rose
10.  Coventry Carol
11.  Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

12.   Gustav Holst: I Saw Three Ships (Listen)

13.   Trad. arr. Ruth Watson Henderson:
        Promptement levez-vous

14.   Trad. arr. John Rutter: Stille Nacht

15.   Trad. arr. Howard Cable: Noël nouvelet

Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
16.   "Procession"
17.   "Wolcum Yole!"
18.   "There is no Rose"
19.   "That yonge child"
20.   "Balulalow"
21.   "As dew in Aprille"
22.   "This little Babe"
23.   "Interlude" (harp solo)
24.   "In Freezing Winter Night"
25.   "Spring Carol"
26.   "Adam lay ibounden"
27.   "Recession"
28.    J.S. Bach: Alleluia (from Cantata No. 14)

Total Playing Time: 65:29

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