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Dormi, Jesu

1999; for Stephen Cleobury and the choir of King's College, Cambridge
author of text
Latin, origin unknown
translator of text

Dormi, Jesu (1999) was written for the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and its director of music Stephen Cleobury—for performance during the college’s Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols which is broadcast around the world on Christmas Eve. The words of Dormi, Jesu (also known as The Virgin’s Cradle Hymn) come from a German print depicting the Virgin Mary which was discovered by the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

from notes by Andrew Green © 2001

Dormi, Jesu (1999) et l’exquis What sweeter music? (1988) furent tous deux écrits pour le chœur de King’s College de Cambridge et son directeur musical Stephen Cleobury—afin d’être exécutés durant leur Festival des neuf leçons et carols diffusé de par le monde entier durant la veillée de Noël. Les mots de Dormi, Jesu (également connus comme The Virgin’s Cradle Hymn) sont tirés d’un ouvrage allemand dépeignant la Vierge Marie, ouvrage découvert par le poète Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Green © 2001

Dormi, Jesu (1999) und das entzückende What sweeter music? (1988) sind beide für den Chor des King’s College Cambridge und dessen musikalischen Leiter Stephen Cleobury geschrieben—zur Aufführung beim Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, das am Weihnachtsabend weltweit ausgestrahlt wird. Der Text von Dormi, Jesu (das auch als The Virgin’s Cradle Hymn bekannt ist) rührt von einem deutschen Druck her, einer Abbildung der Jungfrau Maria, den der Dichter Samuel Taylor Coleridge ausfindig gemacht hatte.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Green © 2001


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Track-specific metadata for CSCD510 track 13

Recording date
0 June 2002
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Simon Eadon
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Rutter: The John Rutter Christmas Album (CSCD510)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: November 2002
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