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Songs of Springtime

“Here is a most congenial programme, ending with a tour de force [The witches’ sabbath] which must be brought forward into the light and accorded first welcome . . . The singers here do remarkably well, and their record deserves every success.”
The Gramophone

British music in association with the British Music Society, containing five world premiére recordings *

E J Moeran | Songs of springtime Weep you no more sad fountains* Gather ye rosebuds* Robin Hood borne on his bier* Irish elegy* The jolly carter The sailor and young Nancy 
Leslie Heward | The witches sabbath*
Edgar Bainton | Night* | In the wilderness | Open thy gates

A Century of Song

CCC explores connections and influences between composers through a century of beautiful music

Johannes Brahms O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf
Charles Villiers Stanford Three motets
Johannes Brahms Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Museligen?
Charles Wood Hail Gladdening Light
Alan Ridout Corde Natus
Herbert Howells Requiem

City Chamber Choir at Christmas

Live recordings from City Chamber Choir’s popular Christmas Concerts  

All carols performed by City Chamber Choir at various locations and dates 1997–2007. †Roger Carter organ and piano; *Jeremy Filsell organ; ‡Robin Kimber piano

Boris Ord Adam Lay Ybounden
Michael Praetorius, arr. Robert Pearsall In Dulci Jubilo
Michael Praetorius, arr. Jan Sandström Est Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen
Bob Chilcott Mid Winter †
Andrew Gant Still, still, still
Piae Cantiones (1582) arr. Bob Chilcott Gaudete‡
Judith Weir Illuminare, Jerusalem †
Ukrainian melody, arr. Roy Massey Long the Night
Kenneth Leighton Lully, Lulla thou little tiny child
Peter Warlock Bethlehem Down
Bob Chilcott Nova, Nova
Paul Edwards No Small Wonder *
Howard Blake Let Us Gather Hand in Hand *
William Walton What Cheer?
Peter Skellern Were you there? †

The Morley Collection 

Spirituals from A Child of Our Time

Yougoslav Folksongs
Missa Brevis


Three Scottish Folksongs 
Five British Folksongs

The Influence of Tippett

The inspiration for this programme revolved around the musical personalities who have worked at Morley College in London. When Michael Tippett was director of music during the 1940s he invited Matyas Seiber to teach composition and harmony there. Ian Humphris, who until recently was head of choral studies at the Centre for Young Musicians (who occupy the College on Saturdays) was to have studied with Seiber but the latter’s untimely death prevented this. Nevertheless, he had been encouraged in his work by Seiber.

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The original review of the recording as seen in ‘The Gramophone’