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Today the Virgin 'A Christmas carol'

September 1989
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Very different in character are the Christmas pieces Today the Virgin (1989) and God is with us. The former takes its inspiration from the Medieval folk-carol, with a suitable text by Mother Thekla (Abbess at Normanby) and has an infectiously memorable refrain with an increasing Alleluia.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 1991

Les ouvrages pour Noël Today the Virgin («Aujourd’hui la Vierge»; 1989) et God is with us («Dieu est avec nous») sont de caractère très différent. Le premier tire son inspiration d’un chant de Noël populaire médiéval, pour lequel Mère Thekla (Abbesse à Normanby) a écrit un texte et dont le refrain avec un Alléluia croissant est mémorable et communicatif.

extrait des notes rédigées par Ivan Moody © 1991
Français: Alain Midoux

Gänzlich anders gestaltet sind die Weihnachtsstücke Today the Virgin (1989) und God is with us. Das erstere ist von einem mittelalterlichen Weihnachtsvolkslied inspiriert, mit einem passenden Text von Mutter Thekla (der Äbtissin von Normanby) und einem mitreißend eingängigen Refrain mit zunehmendem Alleluja.

aus dem Begleittext von Ivan Moody © 1991
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


A choral Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD257Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Tavener: Sacred Music


Track 7 on CDH55414 [2'32]
Track 19 on SIGCD257 [2'37] Download only

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