Britten's A Boy was Born; works by Martin, Howells, Pott, Dove, Leighton and anonymous


'When you're on a roll, you're on a roll: this is the sixth Gabrieli Consort issue on its own 'Winged Lion' imprint, and easily matches the outstanding quality of its predecessors. This is partly due to conductor Paul McCreesh's bold and imaginative programming, resulting in a Christmas issue which is genuinely challenging and different.' Terry Blain


Martin: Adam lay ybounden
Veni, Veni Emanuel

Howells: Long, long ago
Lullay, lullay: Als I lay on Yoolis Night

Pott: Balulalow
Qui creavit celum

Dove: The Three Kings
This endere nyghth I saw a syghth

Leighton: A Hymn of the Nativity

Britten: A Boy was Born
Gabrieli Consort; Trebles of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir/Paul McCreesh

Winged Lion/Signum SIGCD 346 77:25 mins

Audio clip: from Adam lay ybounden

For a full review, pick up a copy of the Christmas issue of BBC Music Magazine


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