Intimate Voices & John Turner - Christmas Card Carols (2017)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 206 MB
Label: Divine Art | Tracks: 23 | Time: 54:41 min
For over fifty years, Britains foremost recorder player, John Turner, has composed a carol and sent the score as his Christmas Card. Until now just a personal gift to his friends, John was persuaded to record a selection, which has led to this beautiful album. Presented by the chamber choir Intimate Voices (which also performs as Voces Intimae) and featuring sopranos Sasha Johnson Manning, Eleanor Gregory and Philippa Hyde in solo and duet pieces, with obbligato harp and oboe in some, this is a lovely mixed program of Nativity carols, composed very much in traditional style, in new settings of ancient texts.