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O holy night

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It is startling to recall that this much-loved cornerstone of the Christmas repertory was, within living memory, banned by radio stations in the American South because of the ’socialist’ and anti-slavery sentiments of its text. The author, de Roquemaure, was a friend of the composer and a leading intellectual light in Paris during the period leading up to the 1848 revolution; the translator was the American abolitionist John Sullivan Dwight (1812-93). The composer, Adolphe Adam, remembered mainly for his attractive ballet score to Giselle and for this, his Cantique de Noël, spent most of a busy life prolifically writing operas and ballets in Paris. Ironically, the 1848 revolution led to his bankruptcy when a new opera house he had backed was forced to close due to the fighting.

from notes by John Rutter © 2003

Recordings

100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols
Studio Master: KGS0033-DDownload onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
A Christmas Celebration
Studio Master: CDHLL7545Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Christmas Classics
CDHLL7504Download only
The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album
CSCD512Download only
The Carols Album
Studio Master: SIGCD108Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 9 on CDHLL7504 [4'23] Download only
Track 2 on CDHLL7545 [6'20] Download only
Track 13 on CSCD512 [4'37] Download only
Track 1 on KGS0033-D CD1 [5'38] Download only
Track 17 on SIGCD108 [5'34] Download only

Track-specific metadata for KGS0033-D disc 1 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-MY5-18-03322
Duration
5'38
Recording date
13 July 2018
Recording venue
King's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Benjamin Sheen
Recording engineer
Benjamin Sheen
Hyperion usage
  1. 100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols (KGS0033-D)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 2018
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