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Incarnation: Christmas Music (Gabrieli Consort/McCreesh)


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Incarnation: Christmas Music (Gabrieli Consort/McCreesh) + The Rose in the Middle of Winter, Carols by Bob Chilcott [Naxos: 8.573159] + Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas Magnificats [Tallis Scholars] [Gimell: CDGIM 045]
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  • Conductor: Paul McCreesh
  • Composer: Martin, Howells, Pott, Dove, Leighton, et al.
  • Audio CD (30 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Signum Classics
  • ASIN: B00ET4RGT6
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,898 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Adam Lay YboundenGabrieli Consort 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Veni, Veni EmanuelGabrieli Consort 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Long, Long AgoGabrieli Consort 5:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Lullay, Lullay, Als I Lay on Yoolis NightMatthew Venner 7:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. BalulalowEmma Walshe, Gabrieli Consort 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Qui Creavit CelumGabrieli Consort 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Three KingsGabrieli Consort 4:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. This Endere Nyghth I Saw a SyghthChristopher Watson, Greg Skidmore, Guy Cutting 7:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. A Hymn of The NativityGabrieli Consort, Ruth Provost 6:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. LetabundusGabriel Crouch, Stephen Kennedy, William Townend 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. A Boy Was Born: I. A Boy Was BornGabrieli Consort 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. A Boy Was Born: II. Lullay, JesuGabrieli Consort 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. A Boy Was Born: III. HerodGabrieli Consort 2:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. A Boy Was Born: IV. Jesu, as Thou art our SaviourGabrieli Consort, Nicholas Algot Swensen 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. A Boy Was Born: V. The Three KingsGabrieli Consort 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. A Boy Was Born: VI. In the bleak mid-winterGabrieli Consort 5:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. A Boy Was Born: VII. Noel!Gabrieli Consort 8:59£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

An inspiring sequence of Christmas music ancient and modern, which culminates with Britten s virtuosic choral masterpiece A Boy Was Born: Paul McCreesh leads the Gabrieli Consort (joined by the Trebles of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir) in this evocative and contrasting collection of festive works that draws on music from the 12th century to the present day. '... there is something quintessentially wonderful about the story of the Incarnation verbum caro factum est, the son of God becoming man: it seems to me that the greatest Christmas music captures a sense of awe-struck wonder at this miracle ... the music presented here is, of its kind, peerless, and it is for me to ensure that it is programmed and performed in a way that reflects, enhances and celebrates that. This is just one musician s response to a most wonderful and profound story at the centre of the Christian tradition, one that has been at the heart of western culture for centuries. No more, no less.' Paul McCreesh

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Perf (5/5) ***** Rec (5/5) ***** Paul McCreesh s bold and imaginative programming, resulting in a Christmas issue which is genuinely challenging and different... Emerging hushed and distanced, as from the very depths of history, Martin s music evokes in an extraordinary suggestive manner the theological paradox buried within the Eden story... The Gabrieli s rapt and intense performance is remarkable in it poise and tonal control at mainly low dynamic levels... A wonderful Christmas offering: treat yourself and friends or both, to it. --Terry Blain, BBC Music Magazine - Christmas Issue 2013

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Oscar Cheetham on 4 Dec. 2013
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This recording is like an aural version of my perfect Christmas. Traditional, yet still fresh and uncliched. Stunning singing of christmas music both familiar and unfamiliar - a real treat.
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By P. Meehan on 17 Feb. 2014
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This CD of choral music had good reviews which coaxed me into buying it as a present.
I haven't heard it but the recipient says it is really lovely and therefore a successful buy. Sorry but I cannot comment on the content.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By j.r.holmes on 10 Jan. 2014
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I saw The Gabrieli perform this programme in Dec 2012, they stood out from all the other performances I had seen in recent years,including The Sixteen and The Talliis,the recording is every thing I had hoped for.
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By M P. on 16 Oct. 2014
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Steve on 12 Jan. 2014
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The pitch and dynamic control, together with the overall ensemble, are excellent.

There are spelling errors in the Latin text in the accompanying booklet. Also it is generally difficult to distinguish the composer of the music from that of the poetry. Different fonts are used for that purpose, but it is not obvious.
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