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Angel Tidings

First line:
In all towns and villages both far and near
author of text

Angel Tidings, was written in the 1960s for inclusion on one of two EMI LPs featuring the Clare College choir. Rutter came across the Moravian traditional carol in the Cambridge University Library, although on finding the text ‘impenetrable’ he opted for providing his own words.

from notes by Andrew Green © 2001

Angel Tidings vit le jour dans les années 1960 pour être incorporé à deux vinyles réalisés par le chœur de Clare College pour EMI. Rutter découvrit le chant de Noël traditionnel morave dans la bibliothèque de l’Université de Cambridge et jugeant le texte «impénétrable», il choisit d’écrire son propre texte.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Green © 2001

Angel Tidings, wurde in den 1960er Jahren zur Aufnahme ins Programm einer von zwei EMI-Schallplatten geschrieben, die der Chor des Clare College damals aufgezeichnet hat. Rutter entdeckte das traditionelle mährische Weihnachtslied in der Universitätsbibliothek von Cambridge, fand jedoch den Text „undurchdringlich“ und entschied sich dafür, einen eigenen zu liefern.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Green © 2001


Rutter: Music for Christmas


Track 11 on CDA67245 [1'37]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67245 track 11

Recording date
6 January 2001
Recording venue
All Saints, Tooting, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Rutter: Music for Christmas (CDA67245)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: October 2001
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