The Nation's Favourite Carols

The Nation's Favourite Carols

by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


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Take a dose of the listener's favorite programming that's all over airwaves of all kinds during the holidays: The Christmas carols on this compilation were chosen by votes sent in to the British radio network Classic FM. Add in Bryn Terfel and a couple of other big soloists. Then, and this is a crucial step, put together a set of really varied arrangements. They might not stand out on their own, but they are sequenced effectively so that you always seem to be hearing something new, whether it's the choir a cappella, big brass-and-organ sounds, jolly orchestral settings, and more. This being Classic FM, these don't stray too far from the familiar: John Rutter is OK for a 2010s composer, but atonal sounds are not welcome. Put it all together, and you have an album that became a hit during the Christmas season of 2017. You don't even really need a top-notch choir: other groups have done smoother performances of "Ding Dong! Merrily on High" than the nonprofessional City of London Choir, but the enthusiasm is there, and the Royal Philharmonic provides all the sheen necessary. The end result? As promised, "your soundtrack to a truly special Christmas."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/08/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602567047537
catalogNumber: 6704753
Rank: 37287

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Primary Artist,Performing Ensemble
Bryn Terfel   Vocals
Grace Davidson   Vocals
Hilary Davan Wetton   Conductor
Stephen Disley   Organ
City of London Choir   Choir, Chorus
Trystan Llyr Griffiths   Vocals

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Gustav Holst   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
John Rutter   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist
Arthur Sullivan   Arranger
Ralph Vaughan Williams   Arranger
Henry John Gauntlett   Composer
John Goss   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Edward Caswell   Lyricist
John Dankworth   Arranger
Andrew Walton   Producer
Isaac Watts   Lyricist
David Willcocks   Arranger,Additional Music
Charles Wood   Arranger
Lowell Mason   Composer
William Thomas Brooke   Arranger
Reginald Jacques   Arranger
Stephen McNeff   Arranger
Frederick Oakeley   Lyricist
John Francis Wade   Composer
George Ratcliffe Woodward   Lyricist
Joseph Mohr   Lyricist
Christina Rossetti   Lyricist
Cecil Frances Alexander   Lyricist
Harold Darke   Composer
John Mason Neale   Lyricist
Thomas Armstrong   Arranger
Cappeau de Roquemaure   Lyricist
Christmas Traditional   Composer
John Linton Gardner   Composer
William J. Kirkpatrick   Composer
Charles Wesley   Lyricist
Arthur Henry Mann   Arranger
E. H. Sears   Lyricist
Deborah Spanton   Engineer
William Hayman Cummings   Arranger
Nadina Challoner   Producer

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