A new CD of festive music by Roderick Elms.
This album was recorded in the beautiful surroundings of Brentwood Cathedral and Henry Wood Hall in London.
All the tracks are wind-based in one way or another and feature:
The Joyful Company of Singers, The Aurora Ensemble, Chaconne Brass, Illumina Duo, Richard Moore (organ), John Anderson (oboe) and Joanna Smith (piano).
All choral tracks conducted by Bramwell Tovey.
Full track listing:
Calypso Carol — arranged for choir and brass quintet
A Windy Christmas — Christmas fantasy for wind (or brass) quintet
Merry Gents — for organ and wind quintet (from ‘Wassail Down the Wind’ for organ and orchestra)
Christmas Mudley — for brass quintet
Advent Dances — for trumpet and organ
Crowns of Gold — for high voices, oboe and piano
Holly’s Nightmare — for wind quintet
It came upon the midnight clear — for high voices, oboe and piano
Sails at dawn — for oboe and piano
Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer — for oboe and piano
A Christmas Carillon — for solo organ
In Dulci Jubilo — for choir and brass quintet (from ‘3 More Carols’ for choir and orchestra, or keyboard)
Rocking — for choir and brass quintet (from ‘3 Carols’ for choir and orchestra, or keyboard)
Pipe Dream — for trumpet and organ
Three ‘Baroque’ Carols — for choir and brass quintet Past Three O’Clock The Wexford Carol Deck the Hall