The Webmaster writes…
The month of November is wearing on rapidly, Advent will soon be upon us, so perhaps it is high time to release a final bumper offering of Malcolm’s carols in anticipation of the festive season, as featured on the recent OUP promotional album of his work:
A dramatic rendering of the 15th century text, fully explored by both choir and organ.
A modal feel and lively rhythms give energy to this medieval Christmas text.
An endearing melody makes this an appealing carol for all choirs. Text by Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith (Also available in the Oxford Book of Flexible Carols).
An endearing tune, attractive sequences, and a memorable climax. Text: Traditional English.
A beautifully simple setting of the 15th century text by priest & poet John Audelay.
A lively and exuberant re-telling of the birth of Jesus, with a text by the composer.
A charming lullaby by Bishop Dudley-Smith, with a gentle, lifting melody and warm harmonies.
Strophic in form, the catchy refrain is characterised by a rhythmic dotted motif. Text: Traditional Polish (in translation).
A jubilant Gloria combines with a charming melody and warm harmonies. Text: Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith.
Lilting and buoyant, this 15th century text allows textual variety and a rousing finish.
Enjoy this festive collection; the CD also includes a number of sacred compositions for other seasons in the Church’s year, and these will appear here in early 2021. In the meantime, from the Webmaster, a happy Christmas when it arrives!
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