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Track(s) taken from CDA66925

What cheer?

author of text
Richard Hill's Commonplace Book, 16th century

Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Recording details: August 1996
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Lucas
Engineered by Ken Blair
Release date: October 1996
Total duration: 1 minutes 4 seconds

Other recordings available for download

Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (conductor)
Voces 8


'A gloriously sung collection … captures the tranquil pastoral mood of Christmas Eve. The recording could hardly be bettered' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Polyphony is superb … the most completely recommendable new issue for Christmas I've found so far' (The Independent on Sunday)

'The choir conveys Warlock's genius quite irresistibly. These are superlative performances, beautifully recorded. A first-rate production' (Organists' Review)
Sir William Walton began his musical life as a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. His first published composition, A litany, was a short anthem written at the age of 16, and from time to time he returned to church music, though the bulk of his output is orchestral. His handful of church pieces are all of high quality. What cheer?, a carol written in 1960, represents the exuberant, rhythmic side of his musical personality.

from notes by Collegium Records 1988

Other albums featuring this work

A Christmas Present from Polyphony
NOEL2Super-budget price sampler — Download only
Faire is the Heaven
COLCD107Download only
Voces 8 Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD291Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Walton: Coronation Te Deum & other choral works
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