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Track(s) taken from CDA68087

Shepherds' cradle song

First line:
Sing lullaby. O slumber heavenly treasure
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Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor), Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano), Faith Waddell (soprano)
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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: 3 minutes 45 seconds

Cover artwork: Snowy Peace (2011) by Lisa Graa Jensen
Private Collection / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 

Reviews

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

‘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
Owain Park’s Shepherds’ cradle song pays tribute to John Rutter’s influence, alongside Herbert Howells and others in the English school of carol-writing, with its sweet tune passing skilfully from voice to voice.

from notes by Ted Tregear © 2015

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