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Miracle in Bethlehem



Christmas music that points up the Anglo-German connection. This is a sparkling anthology of traditional carols — including arrangements by Holst, Bach, Timmermann, Vaughan Williams, David Willcocks, and others. The choir sings sweetly, and the recorded sound is lovely and clear.

The Choir of St. Georges, Hanover Square
Denys Darlow, Louis Halsey – Conductors
S Williams – Organ

“Tried and true Christmas favourites including several sparklers from Germany’s Leni Timmermann” – American Record Guide

On This Recording

  1. Away in a Manger: Away in a Manger (arr. L. Halsey for choir)
  2. Waiting for Christmas: Waiting for Christmas (arr. W. Lang for soprano, choir and organ)
  3. On Christmas Night: On Christmas Night, "Sussex Carol" (arr. D. Willcocks for choir)
  4. Stolzer November (Proud November): Stolzer November (Proud November) (arr. R. Bohn for choir and organ)
  5. Unto Us a Boy Is Born: Unto Us a Boy Is Born (arr. G. Shaw for choir and organ)
  6. Es ist ein Ros' enstprungen (Lo' how a Rose e'er Blooming): Es ist ein Ros' enstprungen (Lo' how a Rose e'er Blooming) (arr. M. Praetorius for choir and organ)
  7. 11 Chorale Preludes: 11 Chorale Preludes, Op. 122: No. 8. Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
  8. O Little One Sweet: O Little One Sweet (after J.S. Bach's O Jesulein suss, o Jesulein mild, BWV 493)
  9. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
  10. See descending from Realms of Glory: See descending from Realms of Glory (arr. D. Cox for choir)
  11. Miracle in Bethlehem: Miracle in Bethlehem (arr. D. Cox for choir and organ)
  12. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  13. Christmas Tree Legend: Christmas Tree Legend (arr. D. Cox)
  14. Joseph Dearest: Joseph Dearest, "Song of the Crib"
  15. I Saw Three Ships: I Saw Three Ships (arr. L. Halsey for choir and organ)
  16. Silent Night: Silent Night (arr. L. Halsey for choir)
  17. In dulci jubilo: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
  18. A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem: A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem (after J.S. Bach's Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603)
  19. God rest ye merry, gentlemen: God rest ye merry, gentlemen (arr. D. Willcocks for choir and organ)
  20. Quem pastores: Quem pastores (arr. R. Vaughan Williams for choir)
  21. Das Orgelbuchlein: Das Orgelbuchlein, BWV 599-644: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 604
  22. Personent hodie: Personent hodie (arr. G. Holst for choir and organ)
  23. Coventry Carol
  24. Greensleeves: Greensleeves (arr. M. Shaw for tenor, bass and choir)
  25. Festgesang: Festgesang, MWV D4, "Gutenberg-Kantate": No. 2. (adap. W.H. Cummings as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing) (arr. D. Darlow for choir and organ)