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Sing thee Nowell

Nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award
”Brilliantly successful … immaculately yet expressively performed and incomparably well recorded.” International Record Review; Double 5 star review: “The vocal blend is consistently velvety, the pitching unerringly accurate.” BBC Music Magazine; “Mal beseelt, mal cool und schwungvoll, alle mit einer individuellen Stimme und einem sehr feinen, facettenreichen Ensembleklang.” Südwestrundfunk

Nowell, Nowel, Noel – on their new release, Sing thee Nowell, New York Polyphony sing of and to the birth of Christ. They do so in a typically sophisticated programme which fuses the ancient with the modern into a seamless whole: seven centuries of Christmas passes before the listener, with new works composed for these performers by Michael McGlynn, Andrew Smith and John Scott alongside traditional medieval and Renaissance carols and motets by Clemens ‘non Papa’, Philippe Verdelot and Tomás Luis de Victoria. The wide-ranging sequence is anchored by Richard Rodney Bennett’s Five Carols, in which the sopranos Sarah Brailey and Elizabeth Baber Weaver join the four members of New York Polyphony in celebrating ‘the joyful birth’ and in praising ‘Mary mild’. The wondrous events related to the Nativity and the joy they bring to mankind naturally dominate, but intimations of Christ’s death on the cross also surface in the course of the disc, as in Peter Warlock’s Bethlehem Down: ‘they will clothe him in grave-sheets, myrrh for embalming, and wood for a crown.’ Formed in 2006, New York Polyphony has rapidly emerged as one of the leading vocal chamber ensembles, applying a distinctly modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Two previous recordings for BIS have received critical acclaim, including a Grammy nomination for the 2013 release Times go by Turns, interleaving masses by Byrd and Tallis with works from the 21st century.’
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Smith, Andrew
01 Veni Emmanuel 03:14 $ 0.78 USD
  Composer: Williams, Geoffrey
02 Adam lay ybounden 01:32 $ 0.37 USD
  Composer: Verdelot, Philippe
03 Gabriel Archangelus 04:23 $ 1.05 USD
  Composer: Traditional
04 Gabriel’s Message  02:12 $ 0.53 USD
  Composer: Anonymous
05 There is no Rose  02:17 $ 0.55 USD
  Composer: Wesley, Samuel Sebastian
06 There is no Rose (‘Hereford’) 02:18 $ 0.55 USD
  Composer: Scott, John
07 There is no Rose  03:13 $ 0.77 USD
  Composer: Byttering
08 Nesciens mater 01:34 $ 0.38 USD
  Composer: McGlynn, Michael
09 O pia virgo 03:14 $ 0.78 USD
  Composer: Anonymous
10 Nowell: Out of your sleep 03:00 $ 0.72 USD
  Composer: Smith, Andrew
11 Nowell: Arise and wake 03:29 $ 0.84 USD
  Composer: Bennett, Sir Richard Rodney
  Five Carols 09:47
12 There is no Rose 02:45 $ 0.66 USD
13 Out of your Sleep 01:47 $ 0.43 USD
14 That Younge Child 01:21 $ 0.32 USD
15 Sweet was the Song 02:29 $ 0.60 USD
16 Susanni 01:25 $ 0.34 USD
  Composer: Craig, Alexander
17 Sleep Now 01:36 $ 0.38 USD
  Composer: Victoria, Tomás Luis de
18 O magnum mysterium  03:36 $ 0.86 USD
  Composer: Traditional
19 Quem pastores laudavere 02:34 $ 0.62 USD
  Composer: Pygott, Richard
20 Quid petis, o fili 05:48 $ 1.39 USD
  Composer: Traditional
21 Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle 02:08 $ 0.51 USD
  Composer: Warlock, Peter
22 Bethlehem Down 03:54 $ 0.94 USD
  Composer: Clemens non Papa, Jacobus
23 Magi veniunt ab oriente 06:39 $ 1.60 USD
  Composer: Redner, Lewis H.
24 O Little Town of Bethlehem 02:36 $ 0.62 USD
  Album total 71:17
Bennett, Sir Richard Rodney
Clemens non Papa, Jacobus
Craig, Alexander
McGlynn, Michael
Pygott, Richard
Redner, Lewis H.
Scott, John
Smith, Andrew
Verdelot, Philippe
Victoria, Tomás Luis de
Warlock, Peter
Wesley, Samuel Sebastian
Williams, Geoffrey
Vocal ensembleNew York Polyphony
SopranoBaber Weaver, Elizabeth
Brailey, Sarah
ArrangerCraig, Alexander
LaBarr, Susan

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