Christmas carol commissioned by the choir of Clare College Cambridge and first performed by them in December 2006 in the Herz–Jesu Kirche, Münich, under Tim Brown. Words anonymous, 15th century. A richly worked setting of this much–loved poem.
A tuneful and eminently singable Christmas carol by this distinguished British composer and pianist, with words by Stephen Holmes. It was premiered in November 2007 by the combined choirs of Bournemouth schools, conducted by Peter Hunt.
We are proud to publish this intensely individual carol by one of Britain’s most distinguished composers. Worlds away from the tinsel-and-angels kitsch often produced at Christmas, this setting of a poem by Keith Warner focuses on the healing and renewal of winter, and is suitable for both church and secular performance.
Commissioned by James Bowman, and first performed in this original version with lute on 14th December 2008 at the Queen’s Chapel, St James’ Palace by James Bowman, Dorothy Linell (lute) and the choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal conducted by Andrew Gant. A version with harp (GZ079a) was made in 2011, also for the choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal.