Wishes and Candles: American Christmas Music - The Ebor Singers & Paul Gameson

Wishes and Candles: American Christmas Music

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Total playing time [74:27]

The Ebor Singers

Paul Gameson (conductor)

The Ebor Singers, with director Paul Gameson, returns to the label with an album of American Christmas music. The contemporary American Christmas choral tradition is a remarkable confluence of styles, sacred and secular, which reflect the country’s cultural vibrancy more so than other times of year.

Featuring works from composers including Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Stephen Paulus, Susan LaBarr, Abbie Betinis, Timothy C. Takach, Jake Runestad, Matthew Culloton, René Clausen, Alfred Burt, Dan Forrest and Melinda Dunphy, the ensemble is joined by harpist Rachel Dent and oboist Jane Wright.

Album Booklet (PDF)


Trad. arr. Susan LaBarr (b. 1981)
1. The Angel Gabriel

Melissa Dunphy (b. 1980)
2. O Oriens

Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)
3. O magnum mysterium

Gerald Custer (b. 1953)
4. Balulalow

Dan Forrest (b. 1978)
5. The Work of Christmas

Melody: ‘Christmas’ arr. Dan Forrest
6. While shepherds watched their flocks

Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
7. Lux aurmumque

Franz Gruber (1787–1863)
arr. Stephen Paulus (1949–2014)
8. Silent Night

Stephen Paulus
9. In the moon of wintertime
10. The Holly and the Ivy

René Clausen (b. 1953)
11. O magnum mysterium

Alfred Burt (1920–54)
12. The Star Carol

Abbie Betinis (b. 1980)
13. Carol of the Stranger

Timothy C. Takach (b. 1978)
14. Joseph

Jake Runestad (b. 1981)
15. Sleep little baby

Trad. arr. Matthew Culloton (b.1976)
16. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

Michael Praetorius (1571–1621)
arr. Matthew Culloton
17. In dulci Jubilo

Matthew Culloton
18. Balulalow

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
arr. Matthew Culloton
19. Hark! The herald angels sing

Stephen Paulus
20. Wishes and Candles

'The choir makes a fine flexible sound, with clear young voices'

- Robert Hugill

© 2022 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2022 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10309
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262793411
Cover image by Athiyada (shutterstock.com)
Release date: 4 November 2022