Songs of a Shepherd


Compact disc

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The London Oratory School Schola and London Oratory Brass

Lee Ward and John McGeal (Organists)

This offering of Christmas music from the London Oratory School Schola marks the first full recording of the choir. Here may be found a goodly selection of music from Advent to Epiphany, some familiar and some not so well known. The collection takes its title from the poem Bethlehem Down by Bruce Blunt, a poem that captures the very essence and significance of the Christmas story.

1 O sapientia Gregorian Chant
2 Lo, he comes with clouds descending 18th-c, English
3 The truth from above arr. R. Vaughan Williams
4 Adam lay y-bounden Peter Warlock
5 Once in royal David’s city H. J. Gauntlett
6 A maiden most gentle arr. Andrew Carter
7 Ave Maria Robert Parsons
8 O little town of Bethlehem arr. R. Vaughan Williams
9 Ding dong! merrily on high arr. David Willcocks
10 In the bleak midwinter Harold Darke
11 Bethleham Down Peter Warlock
12 Sir Christémas William Mathias
13 Silent Night Franz Gruber arr. Barry Rose
14 The little road to Bethlehem Michael Head
15 Hark! the herald angels sing Felix Mendelssohn
16 King Herod and the cock Gareth Valentine
17 The Three Kings Peter Cornelius arr. Ivor Atkins
18 O Emmanuel Gregorian Chant
19 O come, all ye faithful J. F. Wade arr. David Willcocks