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Track(s) taken from CDA68087

The very best time of year

First line:
Christmas trees and boughs of holly
author of text

The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
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Recording details: January 2014
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: November 2015
Total duration: 2 minutes 44 seconds

Cover artwork: Snowy Peace (2011). Lisa Graa Jensen
Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Other recordings available for download

Pembroke College Choir Cambridge, Anna Lapwood (conductor)


‘Conductor Stephen Layton has taken its choir to new levels of achievement’ (BBC Music Magazine)» More

‘This is a splendid and varied disc of Christmas music. The performances by the Choir of Trinity College are superb from start to finish. Not only is the singing immaculate at all times but in the more extrovert numbers the choir demonstrates a palpable sense of enjoyment. No fewer than ten members of the choir feature as soloists, often on more than one occasion. Without exception they deliver their solos marvellously’ (MusicWeb International)» More

‘A magnificent Christmas offering, a real gift from Hyperion to the Festive Season. Difficult to imagine this one being topped’ (MusicWeb International)» More

‘Simply take residence in your favourite armchair and let the vocals soothe your soul’ (Elite)» More

«Le Chœur du Trinity College de Cambridge est l'un de ces ensembles d'étudiants si versatile qu'il parvient à donner de la consistance aux pages les plus secondaires: ainsi de cette guirlande de noëls clinquante tendue entre les deux rives de l'Atlantique» (Diapason, France)» More

'Ugens Album er helt klart en af årets lækreste juleplader: Koret fra Trinity College i Cambridge synger engelske og europæiske julesange, så sneen må smelte' (DR P2 Klassisk, Denmark)» More
The very best time of year is one of John Rutter’s wonderful original carols, arranged thirty years ago by Robert Graham Campbell for Cambridge students to sing in close-harmony groups; Trinity’s junior organ scholar Owain Park returned to Rutter’s original scoring for choir and orchestra to bring some of his orchestral colours back into Graham Campbell’s adaptation.

from notes by Ted Tregear © 2015

Other albums featuring this work

A Pembroke Christmas
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