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Star Carol
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'Rutter: Music for Christmas' (CDA67245)
Rutter: Music for Christmas
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Star Carol
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Christmas Lullaby (1989) and Star Carol (1972) were both written for The Bach Choir and its then conductor, Sir David Willcocks, for performance at the choir’s hugely popular Christmas concerts in London’s Royal Albert Hall. These events had been part of Rutter’s life since childhood, when he attended as a member of the audience. He subsequently graduated to the job of making last-minute musical arrangements backstage. Christmas Lullaby was written to mark Willcocks’s seventieth birthday, as one of three commissioned carols – the others being by William Mathias and Willcocks’s son Jonathan. Star Carol answered the brief to write a piece with a refrain which could be learnt and sung by children during the concert – they were to enter at the point ‘See his star shining bright’.

from notes by Andrew Green © 2001

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67245 track 15
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-24515
Duration
2'45
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 15
    Release date: October 2001
    Please, someone, buy me …
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