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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Christmas Carols / Hodie

Vaughan Williams’s Christmas Cantata Hodie (This Day) is a brilliant mosaic of musical styles set to poetry from the most diverse sources. Texts by Milton, Hardy, and George Herbert reflecting various Christmas experiences are bound together by a narration of the Gospel Nativity story sung in unison by a boys’ choir. With its gripping blend of mysticism, heavenly glory and human hope, Hodie flows with a vitality and inventiveness that belie a work written in Vaughan Williams’s old age. The Fantasia on Christmas Carols, which incorporates a number of traditional English carols, is notable for the obbligato cello part and for the varied treatment of the choir, which provide an atmospheric choral-orchestral texture.


Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Fantasia on Christmas Carols
1.   Play with flash player Fantasia on Christmas Carols 00:11:42

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Bible - New Testament / Traditional / Herbert, George / Milton, John / Coverdale, Myles / Hardy, Thomas / Vaughan Williams, Ursula / Drummond, William, lyricist(s)

  Hodie (This Day)
2.   Play with flash player Prologue: Nowell! Nowell! 00:03:56
3.   Play with flash player Narration: Now is the birth of Jesus Christ 00:04:54
4.   Play with flash player Song: It was the winter wild 00:04:46
5.   Play with flash player Narration: And it came to pass in those days 00:01:55
6.   Play with flash player Choral: The blessed son of God 00:02:25
7.   Play with flash player Narration: And there were in the same country 00:07:06
8.   Play with flash player Song: The Oxen 00:03:20
9.   Play with flash player Narration: And the shepherds returned 00:01:12
10.   Play with flash player Pastoral: The shepherds sing 00:03:04
11.   Play with flash player Narration: But Mary kept all these things 00:00:34
12.   Play with flash player Lullaby: Sweet was the song the Virgin sang 00:02:32
13.   Play with flash player Hymn: Bright portals of the sky 00:03:55
14.   Play with flash player Narration: Now when Jesus was born 00:03:00
15.   Play with flash player The March of the 3 Kings: From kingdoms of wisdom 00:07:33
16.   Play with flash player Choral: No sad thought his soul affright 00:02:18
17.   Play with flash player Epilogue: In the beginning was the Word 00:06:49

Total Playing Time: 01:11:01






Composer(s):
Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Lyricist(s):
Bible - New Testament; Coverdale, Myles; Drummond, William; Hardy, Thomas; Herbert, George; Milton, John; Traditional; Vaughan Williams, Ursula

Conductor(s):
Wetton, Hilary Davan

Orchestra(s):
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Guildford Choral Society; St Catherine's School Middle Chamber Choir

Artist(s):
Gadd, Stephen; Hoare, Peter; Watson, Janice

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570439

Barcode: 0747313043972

Release Date: 11/2007

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