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Bethlehem Down CD
Valentine Singers Christmas CD

Valentine Singers Abroad CD
Valentine Singers first CD

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Christmas CD Bethlehem Down

We are delighted to release our second CD, of Christmas Music, in time for the 2009 festive season.Bethlehem Down CD
In this recording we have endeavoured to capture something of the essence of a Valentine’s Christmas, from the grand carols with organ, trumpet and timpani to the gentler settings, reflecting quieter, more intimate and even poignant aspects of the Christmas story – not to mention the very special Spectrum Singers youth choir.  Many styles, eras and cultures are represented, from the ancient Latin Gaudete! – Rejoice! Christ is born – right up to various contemporary settings and arrangements and including many carols based on folk music and traditions from around the world.  Wherever you listen to this recording, we hope it will bring you something of the true spirit of Christmas

TRACKS
Here we come a-wassailing
Gaudete!
The angel Gabriel from heaven came
Of the father's heart begotten
Torches
God rest you merry, gentlemen
The boar's head carol
Away in a manger
Bethlehem Down
Tàladh Chriosta
Child of God
It came upon the midnight clear

The linden tree carol
Good King Wenceslas looked out
I saw three ships come sailing in
Infant holy, infant lowly
Silent night
In the bleak mid-winter
Il est né, le divin enfant
Love shone down
Tannenbaum
A dream of Christmas 
Ding dong! Merrily on high
A merry Christmas
Unto us is born a son

Price £10 Please email info@valentinesingers.org for more information

 

Valentine Singers Abroad CD

We  produced our first commercial CD by the end of 2003. In June we recorded a Demo CD. Some of the tracks from this are included on the final CD; others were recorded at a further session on Saturday 8th November. These items were taken mainly from  the repertoire of the concert on 1st November.

Sample track Fa una canzona by Orazio Vecchi

Fanfare 

Martin Shaw

Oculi omnium

Charles Wood

Cantate Domino

Giuseppe Pitoni

To my humble supplication

Gordon Jacob

Siyahamba   

Zulu traditional

Sanctus   

Franz Schubert

Fa una canzona

Orazio Vecchi

April is in my mistress' face

Thomas Morley

Souallé   

African traditional

Sweet and low

Joseph Barnby

The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23)

Howard Goodall

Lebenslust   

Franz Schubert

Der Tanz

Franz Schubert

Clair de lune

Claude Debussy

Shenandoah   

American traditional arr. Runswick

Blue moon

Richard Rodgers arr. Blackwell

Sunrise, sunset

Jerry Bock arr. Leyden

The Continental

Con Conrad arr. Blackwell

'S wonderful

George Gershwin arr. Blackwell

Ain't misbehavin' 

Thomas 'Fats' Waller & Harry Brooks arr. Gritton

Valentine Singers Abroad
Choral music for any time and place
 
The music on this CD represents the wide range of smaller pieces that the Valentine Singers have built into their repertoire and enjoyed performing on tour, both in England and abroad. As a complement to oratorios, choruses from opera and operetta and other large-scale choral works, the members of the Valentine Singers enjoy the variety, challenge and fun of smaller scale music from around the world.
Italy, Austria, France, the USA and Africa are all represented here alongside a number of pieces from Britain. Several sacred items are included which the choir has sung both in concert and liturgically in England and Italy, most memorably in the Basilica di San Marco, Venice. The secular pieces range from folk songs, madrigals and part-songs to twentieth century popular hits and have been performed by the Singers in churches, halls, hotels, a mansion and even under canvas (twice!). We hope that, wherever you are listening to this music, you will share the tremendous enjoyment that we have experienced through exploring such diverse musical delights.
 
 
 
The CD is available by contacting us


Valentine Singers took part in Ali G's Alternative Christmas Message which was broadcast on Channel 4 on 25th December 1999

 



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