The John Rutter Christmas Album
The Cambridge Singers, The City of London Sinfonia, John Rutter Collegium
CSCD 510 @ £9*
This CD includes most of the carols composed by John Rutter up to 2002, plus a sprinkling of arrangements of traditional carols, grouped to form a programme which narrates, reflects upon, and celebrates the Christmas story. The music is grouped to form a programme which narrates, reflects upon, and celebrates the Christmas story.
Prologue: Wexford Carol (arr. Rutter), The Christmas Story: Jesus Child; There is a flower; Donkey Carol; Wild wood carol
Christmas Night: Angel’s carol; Nativity carol; Mary’s lullaby; Star Carol; Candlelight carol; Shepherd’s pipe carol; Christmas lullaby; Dormi, Jesu
Christmas reflections: Love came down at Christmas; Sans Day carol (arr. Rutter); I wonder as I wander (arr. Rutter); What sweeter music.
Christmas Joy: Joy to the world (arr. Rutter); I saw three ships (arr. Rutter); Deck the Hall (arr. Rutter); The very best time of year; We wish you a merry Christmas (arr. Rutter)
Epilogue: Silent night (arr. Rutter)