Christmas Night
Carols of the Nativity

The theme of this album is the birth of Christ, reflected in the words and music of twenty-two carols spanning more than six centuries. It includes some of the best and most-loved Christmas choral pieces of all time, including Darke's In the bleak mid-winter, Howells' A spotless rose and Cornelius' The three kings. Among the many original works on the disc are Rutter's own There is a flower and Nativity Carol.

COLCD106  62 minutes 6 seconds
'Rutter's tunes are, typically, ripe and fulsome and gushing in that idiosyncratically British neo-romantic way. Highly recommended' (AllMusic, USA)