Lux: Music for the Nativity


The Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul presents Lux, (Latin for light) a collection of sacred songs associated with the Nativity. Selections include some well-known carols such as O Come, All Ye Faithful and Once in Royal David’s City in arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, as well as pieces by such British composers as Herbert Howells (A Spotless Rose) and Will Todd (My Lord Has Come), and by American composers Morten Lauridsen (O Magnum Mysterium) and Eric Whitacre (Lux aurumque), among others.

Track Listing:

  1. Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's city
  2. Mendelssohn: Six Motets, Op. 79: 6 Sprüche, Op. 79: No. 1, Weihnachten. Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden, MWV B42
  3. Peacock, A: Venite, Gaudete!
  4. Howells: A Spotless Rose
  5. Trad.: What Child is this? (Greensleeves)
  6. Mealor: In the Bleak Midwinter
  7. Sowerby: Carillon
  8. Dove: Seek him that maketh the seven stars
  9. Whitacre: Lux aurumque
  10. Mendelssohn: Festgesang an die Künstler, Op. 68: Festgesang, WoO 9, MWV D4: No. 2, Lied (Adap. W.H. Cummings as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing) [Arr. D. Willcocks for Choir]
  11. Lucas, C: 2 Pieces for Organ, Op. 31: No. 2, Pastorale
  12. trad.: Venez mes enfants (Come, my Children) (arr. D. Patriquin)
  13. Todd: My Lord has come
  14. Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
  15. Trad.: Adeste fideles (arr. J. Ferris and D. Willcocks)
  16. Quef: 4 Noëls, Op. 26
  17. Karg-Elert: Choral Improvisation on In dulci jubilo, Op. 75, No. 2

Additional information


The Choir of St Andrew and St Paul Church
Jean-Sébastien Vallée (director)
Jonathan Oldengarm (organ)
Stephanie Manias (soprano)
Nathaniel Watson (baritone)

Release Date: 17th Nov 2017
Catalogue No: ACD22771
Label: Atma

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