MASTERS IN THIS HALL
Carols Ancient and Modern

The Choir of Exeter College is pleased to announce the release of our newest CD for the Christmas season, entitled Masters in this Hall: Carols Ancient and Modern. The collection features favourite carols, motets, and anthems from seven centuries, alongside little-known gems which have never before been released on CD. The title is after the newest carol on the disc, a setting of Exeter College alumnus William Morris's poem "Masters in this Hall", in a new musical setting by composer Caitlin Harrison, commissioned by the College Choir.

The disc is now available for £12:

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Contents, with world premiere recordings are starred:

A SWEET AND GOODLY MAY

1. O come, all ye faithful — Trad., arr. David Willcocks

2. There is no rose of swych vertu — Anon.

3. The eyes of all wait upon thee — Jean Berger

 

4. A Hymn to the Virgin — Benjamin Britten

 

*5. Magnificat in F major — Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

 

6. Ave Maria — Nathaniel Dett

 

7. E'en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come — Paul Manz

 

*8. Lo! he comes with clouds descending — Trad., arr. Christopher Holman

BORN IS GOD'S SON SO DEAR

9. I sing the Birth — Hubert Parry

 

*10. Sleep, baby, sleep — Elizabeth Stirling

11. God rest ye merry, gentlemen — Trad.

 

12. Hark! the herald angels sing — Felix Mendelssohn, arr. David Willcocks

 

13. The Lamb — John Tavener

 

14. Joy to the world — George Frideric Handel

CHRISTMAS IS COME IN

15. A Solemn Prayer — Herbert Brewer

 

*16. Good news on Christmas morning — Elizabeth Stirling

 

*17. Nunc dimittis in F major — Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

 

18. In the bleak mid-winter — Harold Darke

*19. Masters in this hall — Caitlin Harrison

 

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CHOIR OF EXETER COLLEGE, OXFORD

Christopher Holman, Conductor

Miles Swinden, Organ