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Nativity Carol

First line:
Born in a stable so bare
author of text

Written in 1963, this was one of its composer’s earliest pieces. It was published in 1967 with organ accompaniment, and later scored for strings by the composer.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1987

John Rutter est un compositeur contemporain fervent de la tradition chorale britannique. Au milieu des années 1970, il a constitué le chœur de chambre The Cambridge Singers, mais aussi le label Collegium Records, destiné à la diffusion d’enregistrements de musique chorale. Nativity Carol de John Rutter, écrit en 1963, parvient à être à la fois moderne par son style et à faire en partie référence à une tradition ancienne de composition d’hymnes et de chants de Noël.

extrait des notes rédigées par David Wishart © 2003
Français: David Ylla-Somers

John Rutter ist ein zeitgenössischer Komponist, der sich der englischen Chortradition zutiefst verbunden fühlt. Um die Mitte der 1970er-Jahre gründete er den Kammerchor The Cambridge Singers und die Firma Collegium Records, die sich der Veröffentlichung von Chormusikaufnahmen widmet. John Rutters 1963 entstandenem Nativity Carol gelingt es, vom Stil her modern zu sein und zugleich in gewisser Hinsicht auf eine ältere Tradition der Hymnen- und Carolkomposition zurückzugreifen.

aus dem Begleittext von David Wishart © 2003
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


A Christmas Present from Polyphony
NOEL2Super-budget price sampler — Download only
Christmas Night
COLCD106Download only
Rutter: Music for Christmas
Rutter: The John Rutter Christmas Album
CSCD510Download only
What sweeter music
SIGCD182Download only


Track 2 on CDA67245 [4'50]
Track 8 on NOEL2 [4'50] Super-budget price sampler — Download only
Track 22 on COLCD106 [4'20] Download only
Track 7 on CSCD510 [4'20] Download only
Track 17 on SIGCD182 [4'40] Download only

Track-specific metadata for NOEL2 track 8

Recording date
6 January 2001
Recording venue
All Saints, Tooting, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Rutter: Music for Christmas (CDA67245)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: October 2001
  2. A Christmas Present from Polyphony (NOEL2)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: October 2004
    Deletion date: November 2014
    Super-budget price sampler — Download only
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