A fine selection of Christmas singing with many familiar pieces and traditional Irish, German, and Welsh selections, as well as organ works for the season.
Resident at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin and founded in 1903, the Palestrina Choir is directed by Blánaid Murphy. On this recording the choir is accompanied by David Grealy, Organ and Andreja Malir, Celtic Harp. Soloists are Louis Mahon and Christopher Graham.
BRITTEN: Hodie Christus natus est, Balulalow, This Little Babe, Deo Gracias
DAVID WILLCOCKS, Arr.: Adeste fideles; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Once in Royal David’s City; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; The First Nowell
MAWBY: I Saw Three Ships; Enjoy the World; Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord
ADAM, Arr. West: O Holy Night
Irish traditional, Mooney, Arr.: The Wexford Carol, Don Oíche Úd I mBeithil, Suantrai na Maighdine
German Traditional, Mooney, Arr.: In Dulci Jubilo
WOOD, Arr.: Ding Dong Merrily on High
GREALY, Arr.: Away in a Manger
Irish traditional, O’Donnell, Arr.: Oiche Nollag
O’CARROLL: Suantraí ár Slánaitheora
GRUBER: Silent Night
BUXTEHUDE: Chorale prelude on In Dulci Jubilo
J. S. BACH: Chorale Prelude on In dir ist Freude