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Five Carols

composer
author of text
Selden MS (No 2), William Ballett's Lute Book (No 4)

 
No survey of Bennett’s choral music can overlook his contribution to the repertoire of Christmas carols. Like Vaughan Williams, Holst, Britten, Walton, and numerous other English composers, he had a clear affection for this, the oldest genre of vernacular choral music, not least because of the many lovely texts it offers for musical setting. The Five Carols quickly found a place in the repertoire of choirs everywhere, and they have stood the text of time uncommonly well because of their freshness, simplicity, and fidelity to their beautifully-chosen texts.

from notes by Collegium Records 2005

Recordings

Bennett: Sea change & other choral works
CSCD521Download only
O magnum misterium
CDA66925Archive Service

Details

No 1: There is no rose
Track 6 on CDA66925 [2'14] Archive Service
Track 12 on CSCD521 [2'52] Download only
No 2: Out of your sleep
Track 4 on CDA66925 [1'39] Archive Service
Track 13 on CSCD521 [1'38] Download only
No 3: That younge child
Track 10 on CDA66925 [1'14] Archive Service
Track 14 on CSCD521 [1'16] Download only
No 4: Sweet was the song
Track 14 on CDA66925 [2'17] Archive Service
Track 15 on CSCD521 [2'40] Download only
No 5: Susanni  A little child there is yborn
Track 20 on CDA66925 [1'20] Archive Service
Track 16 on CSCD521 [1'17] Download only

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