Masters in this Hall: Carols Ancient and Modern

The Choir of Exeter College, Oxford 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.

 

Contents, with world premiere recordings 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

​Christopher Holman, Conductor

Miles Swinden, Organ

Masters in this Hall: Carols Ancient and Modern

£12.00Price