Jesus Divine – Music for Christmas


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Brentwood Cathedral Choir

Jesus Divine encompasses the wealth of sacred Christmas music from plainsong to Lutheran chorale; from a cappella motets by Howells and Poulenc to the arrangements of traditional carols by Stephen King and Roderick Elms; from the chorale preludes of Buxtehude and Bach to Garth Edmundson’s impressive Toccata-Prelude.

We have included music in contrasting styles and featuring the organ both as a solo instrument and  in combination with flute, brass, and more contemporary instruments, to present a broad selection of sacred Christmas music.

Track Title Composer
1 Choral prelude: Vom Himmel hoch J. S. Bach
2 Hark! the herald angels sing Mendelssohn
3 Joy to the world Mason arr. John Rutter
4 Jesus Divine Costanzo Morena
5 A Modern Medieval Carol Colin Mawby
6 Chorale prelude: In dulci jubilo D. Buxtehude
7 O little town of Bethlehem Vaughan Williams,
8 Rocking Czech arr. Roderick Elms
9 Cherry Tree Carol arr. Roderick Elms
10 In the bleak midwinter Colin Mawby
11 Christmas Lullaby John Rutter
12 The Holly and the Ivy Andrew Wright
13 The Seven Joys of Mary arr. Stephen King
14 At Bethlehem Andrew Wright
15 I saw three ships Colin Mawby
16 There were shepherds (from ‘Messiah’) G. F. Handel
17 Glory to God (from ‘Messiah’) G. F. Handel
18 Unto us is born a Son arr. David Willcocks
19 Quem vidistis pastores Francis Poulenc
20 A spotless rose Herbert Howells
21 On Christmas night arr. Philip Ledger
22 Tomorrow shall be my dancing day John Gardner
23 Shepherd’s Pipe Carol John Rutter
24 Chorale: Vom Himmel hoch J. S. Bach
25 Toccata-Prelude: Vom Himmel hoch Garth Edmundson
26 Jesu redemptor omnium Plainsong
27 God rest you merry, gentlemen arr. R. Elms and David Willcocks (v.5)