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Adeste Fideles: Christmas Music from Westminster Cathedral
John Francis Wade, Christmas Traditional, Henry John Gauntlett
Adeste Fideles: Christmas Music from Westminster Cathedral
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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Heavenly
Peter Bridgman | London United Kingdom | 02/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Out of all the many 100's of choral cds mentioned in the Penguin and Gramophone CD Guides, there are precisely only two that get both a Penguin rosette and a Gramophone award. Both these CDs are on the Hyperion label (CDA66114 and CDA67017), both are radiantly beautiful, and both are by the same choir - the Westminster Cathedral Choir.That should be more than enough recommendation for this excellent collection of carols by the same choir. The voices are angelic, the organ accompaniment is just right, the arrangements are both musical and subtle, and the Cathedral acoustic adds just the right air of sacredness. Heavenly."
My favourite christmas songs on one cd!
Maureen Hazlett | colville, wa United States | 07/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love Christmas music sung by cathedral choirs. This cd sung by the Westminster Cathedral choir is one of the best. Ian Simcock on the organ is great. The trebles are fantastic, Mark Kennedy does a solo on "Once in royal david's city" and Aaron webber on "in the bleak midwinter". "In dulci jubilo" is sung for unaccompanied choir. Stephen Alder, baritone does a beautifull job on "Three kings" . There is also "Of the fathers love forgotten" one of the great mass hymns. The plainsong melody is in "Piae Cantiones". "Sing lullaby" another tremendous hymn is the last of the three carol anthems of the year 1918-1920 by Herbert Howells. Actually they are all wonderfull. I can't forget to mention "0 come, o come, emmaniel" the advent carol which is the fervent plea to the saviour to come and redeem mankind. This was arranged by James O'Donnel. The spirit is one of quiet assurance and timeless devotion. Which is how he conducts this collection of timeless carols."