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A babe is born, Op 55

composer
commissioned by the Cardiff Polyphonic Choir in association with the Welsh Arts Council; 1971
author of text
15th century

 
Britten (in his Five Flower Songs, or A Ceremony of Carols) informs Mathias’s spirited carol A Babe is Born Op 55 (1971). However, the ‘thrown’ rhythms are neither Britten nor Tippett, but unmistakably Mathias; they come closer to the Continent—to Flor Peeters, or Frank Martin, contemporary composers with an allegiance to their respective medieval traditions, while maintaining largely traditional tonality.

from notes by Roderic Dunnett 2009

Recordings

Mathias: Choral Music
CDA67740

Details

Track 4 on CDA67740 [3'30]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67740 track 4

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-09-74004
Duration
3'30
Recording date
5 June 2008
Recording venue
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Mathias: Choral Music (CDA67740)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: May 2009
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