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Christmas Star

Carols for the Christmas Season
The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (conductor) Detailed performer information
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Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Cornall
Engineered by John Dunkerley & Martin Atkinson
Release date: October 1997
Total duration: 59 minutes 51 seconds


'I can't imagine any Christmas recording bringing more happiness' (Gramophone)

'New life is breathed into the old favourites, and I guarantee that whatever your musical tastes, you will be bowled over by the quality of the music. Head and shoulders above in this field. Enjoy' (Cross Rhythms)» More
This recording was the first to be made by the Cambridge Singers, shortly after their formation in 1981. It was destined for release in the United States, but after its initial LP pressing it disappeared from the catalogue and the master tape was believed to be lost. By good fortune, the sessions were recorded both in analogue and (experimentally) in digital format, and the hitherto unused digital master tape came to light in 1996. The sound quality of this early digital tape surpassed all expectations, and was used as the master for this first CD release of the Cambridge Singers’ inaugural recording. Several tracks not included on the original LP are now heard for the first time.

Collegium Records 1997

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