John Turner – Christmas Card Carols


Available 20 October, 2017
Catalogue No: DDA 25161
EAN/UPC: 809730516122
Artists: , , ,
Release Date: October 2017
Genres: ,
Discs: 1

For over twenty years, Britain’s foremost recorder player, John Turner, has composed a carol and sent the score as his Christmas Card. Until now just a personal gift to his friends, John was persuaded to record a selection, which has led to this beautiful album.

Presented by the chamber choir Intimate Voices and featuring sopranos Sasha Johnson Manning, Eleanor Gregory and Philippa Hyde in solo and duet pieces, with obbligato harp and oboe in some, this is a lovely mixed program of Nativity carols, composed very much in traditional style, in new settings of ancient texts.

John Turner is a fine composer but is chiefly known as a recorder player and champion of contemporary composers, with dozens of recordings to his credit, many from Divine Art and Métier.

Track Listing

John Turner (b.1944):

  1. A Nativity Carol
  2. A Song on the Birth of Christ
  3. A Flemish Carol
  4. Adam Lay Ybounden
  5. I sing of a Maiden (version 1)
  6. Christmas Lullaby
  7. Candle Vesper
  8. Invocation to Sleep
  9. Susanni
  10. Lullay, my Liking (version 1)
  11. The Virgin’s Cradle Hymn
  12. Away in a Manger
  13. Gloria Carol
  14. Rocking Hymn
  15. I sing of a Maiden (version 2)
  16. The Rose
  17. Lullay, my Liking (version 2)
  18. Rocking Carol
  19. Canzonetta
  20. Watts’ Cradle Song
  21. The Garden of Jesus
  22. Christmas Music
  23. Make we Merry