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Donkey Carol

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Both Jesus Child and Donkey Carol were written in the 1970s for performance by the choir of St Albans School in Hertfordshire, England, at the request of its director of music at the time, Simon Lindley. Jesus Child brings a touch of Caribbean colour to the dark days of December, while the 5/8 rhythm of the Donkey Carol suggests the cheerfully lopsided gait of the animal bearing the Virgin Mary to Bethlehem.

from notes by Andrew Green © 2001

Jesus Child et Donkey Carol furent tous deux écrits dans les années 1970 pour être exécutés par le chœur de l’Ecole St Albans dans l’Hertfordshire, en Angleterre, à la demande du directeur de la musique de l’époque, Simon Lindley. Jesus Child réunit la touche colorée des Caraïbes aux jours peu ensoleillés de Noël, tandis que le rythme à 5/8 de Donkey Carol suggère la gaîté animée et boiteuse de l’âne emmenant la Vierge Marie vers Bethléem.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Green © 2001

Sowohl Jesus Child als auch Donkey Carol entstanden in den 1970er Jahren zur Aufführung durch den Chor der St. Albans School in der englischen Grafschaft Hertfordshire, auf die Bitte seines damaligen musikalischen Leiters Simon Lindley hin. Jesus Child bringt ein wenig karibische Farbe in die dunklen Dezembertage, während der 5/8-Takt des Donkey Carol die fröhlich holprige Gangart des Tieres anklingen läßt, das die Jungfrau Maria nach Bethlehem getragen hat.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Green © 2001

Recordings

Rutter: Music for Christmas
CDA67245

Details

Track 22 on CDA67245 [3'25]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67245 track 22

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ISRC
GB-AJY-01-24522
Duration
3'25
Recording date
6 January 2001
Recording venue
All Saints, Tooting, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
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  1. Rutter: Music for Christmas (CDA67245)
    Disc 1 Track 22
    Release date: October 2001
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