Over 1,000 people of every age and denomination travelled to Lincoln Cathedral to record the best-loved Christmas Carols for Christmas Angels. The Cathedral Choir joined this massive body of singers, as well as contributing items of their own, all under the baton of Colin Walsh, the Cathedral Organist, and accompanied by organ, brass and percussion. The CD contains twenty-three pieces, introduced by Brahms organ music, closed by the Cathedral bells in rounds. Twelve standard carols, six rarer ones, intervened by organ solos. A large and glorious sound!
Organ Solo: Es ist ein` Ros` entsprungen (Johannes Brahms); O come, O come, Emmanuel; This is the truth sent from above; Lo, He comes with clouds descending; Organ solo: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (J S Bach); Once in royal David´s city; Ding dong! Merrily on high; Organ solo: In dulci jubilo (J S Bach); It came upon the midnight clear; Organ solo: Noël (from ”Esquisses Byszantines” (Henri Mulet)); O little town of Betlehem; Gabriel´s Message; While Shepherds watched their flocks by night; Organ solo: Noël en musette (Marc Antoine Charpentier); The first Nowell; I saw three ships; Christians awake! salute the happy morn; Organ solo: A Christmas cradle song (Alfred Hollins); O come, all ye faithful; We wish you a merry Christmas!; Hark! The herald angels sing; Organ solo: Fugue sur le Carillon (Maurice Durufle); The Cathedral Bells being rung in rounds;