Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Hodie, Christmas Cantata per soli, coro e orchestra (1954).
I. Prologue: Nowell ! Nowell ! II. Narration: Now is the Birth of Jesus Christ [03:49] III. Song: It was the winter wild [08:42] IV. Narration: And it came to pass in those days [13:29] V. Choral: The blessed son of God [15:24] VI. Narration: And there were in the same country [17:50] VII. Song: The Oxen [24:57] VIII. Narration: And the shepherds returned [28:17] IX. Pastoral: The shepherds sing [29:26] X. Narration: But Mary kept all these things [32:32] XI. Lullaby: Sweet was the song the Virgin sang [33:04] XII. Hymn: Bright portals of the sky [35:39] XIII. Narration: Now when Jesus was born [39:34] XIV. The March of the Three Kings; From kingdoms of wisdom [42:32] XV. Choral: No sad throught his soul affright [50:05] XVI. Epilogue: In the beginning was the Word [52:24]
Janice Watson, soprano Peter Hoare, tenore Stephen Gadd, baritono Guildford Choral Society St Catherine's School Middle Chamber Choir Royal Philharmonic Orchestra diretta da Hilary Davan Wetton.
Cover image: painting by William Adolphe Bouguereau.
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