Carols & Festive Readings


Carols & Festive Readings

The Choirs of Saint Bartholomew’s, Dublin
with readings by Alan Stanford

Director of Music Fraser Wilson
Assistant DoM Peter Parshall
Producer Judy Martin
Audio Producer Brian McIvor
Project Manager Richard Bannister

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Every Christmas the boys, girls and men of Saint Bartholomew’s Choirs join with Alan Stanford to give a concert of festive music and readings, an occasion which has become for many an essential part of the season. This special recording has been produced to celebrate the twentieth anniversary concert which took place on 13 December 2009. Proceeds will go directly towards furthering the development of the increasingly ambitious programme of music within the church.


01. The bells of Saint Bartholomew’s 0:43
02. Once in royal David’s city arr. Noel Rawsthorne (b.1929) 3:05
03. Prologue Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 1:03
04. The truth from above Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) 2:37
05. Comfort ye, my people Extracts from Isaiah, John and Luke 3:31
06. Creator of the stars of night Plainsong melody 1:35
07. The Angel Gabriel arr. Fraser Wilson (b.1984) 3:13
08. Cradled in a manger Vernon Hoyle (b.1948) 3:37
09. BC:AD U A Fanthorpe (1929-2009) 0:47
10. O Simplicitas Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) 1:43
11. The Meeting Place Christopher Pilling (b.1936) 1:54
12. Mary’s Question Alan Stanford (b.1949) 1:21
13. Song of the Midnight Hour Peter Macintosh (b.1984) 3:20
14. Christmas Spirit E C Baird 1:43
15. Keeping Christmas Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) 1:42
16. Christmas Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984) 2:15
17. Hodie Christus natus est Antiphon to the Magnificat on Christmas Day 0:56
18. The Wexford Carol arr. Peter Parshall (b.1971) 5:03
19. O holy night Adolphe Adam (1803-1856) 5:19
20. The Christmas Goose Charles Dickens (1812-1870) 4:47
21. A Visit from St Nicholas Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) 3:22
22. We Three Kings arr. Philip Stopford (b.1977) 3:11