O Great Joy!

COMPOSERS: Albinoni,Charpentier,Deriag,Frescobaldi,JS Bach,Purcell
LABELS: Northeastern (distr. Priory)
WORKS: Albinoni, Charpentier, Frescobaldi, JS Bach, Purcell, Deriag etc
PERFORMER: Harvard University Choir, Benefit Street, Murray Forbes Somerville (organ), Nancy B Granert (organ)
CATALOGUE NO: NR251-CD DDD

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The young soloists of the Harvard University Chorus in O Great Joy!, have a nicely varied CD of Baroque Christmas music, interspersing Purcell’s Christmas Anthem and big choral numbers by Albinoni and Charpentier with instrumental sonatas, organ solos and carols proper, all backed by Benefit Street, a period instrument band whose richly stylish, springy playing belies the implied impoverishment of its name.