Carols from Oxford Three hours of the finest music from Oxfords great tradition of boys choirs. from favourite carols to brilliant organ music and splendid Christmas anthems, this collection should contain all you need for a perfect selection of Yuletide music. CD1 Carols for Christmas Morning
The Choir of New College, Oxford A fine new recording made by the world-famous boys' choir of New College, Oxford in the 14th century college chapel with its superb acoustics. Familiar carols intermingle with beautiful choral music to create one of our best Christmas albums yet! CD2 In Dulci Jubilo
Thrill to the sound of the mighty organ playing Christmas favourites in the generous acoustics of the chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford. An international programme, with music ranging from JS Bach to Adolphe Adam, from 'Sleepers Awake' to 'Adeste Fideles', featuring some of the best Christmas organ music that Europe and America have to offer.
For many people the glorious sounds of the organ are closely associated with Christmas and its time of celebration. This recording presents a selection of Christmas organ music from four centuries, from the high Baroque style of Johann Sebastian Bach to lovely, gentle works by twentieth century English composers and arrangements by one of the most legendary organist of our time, the great Virgil Fox. In addition there are pieces by some of the great names of twentieth-century American music, Charles Ives and Samuel Barber. The music varies in style from bold, energetic works based on hymn tunes and carols to calm cradle songs and lullabies. The pieces show us the great contrasts in sound of which the beautiful Mander organ is capable, from the majesty of full organ (pulling out all the stops!) to the soft, warm sound of a single flute stop. CD3 Nine Lessons and carols
A traditional Christmas service, from one of Oxford's finest buildings, the fifteenth century chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, where there has been a continuous choral tradition since the 1480s. Boys' voices soar in the fine acoustics, in an evocative and moving programme of Christmas music and readings.