The Colours of Christmas

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The Colours of Christmas
The Bach Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Rutter, with Over the Bridge

[ Decca Music Group / CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 1 December 2011

"If you believe that Christmas music should have a warm, comfortable feel, then this CD will fit the bill perfectly." (Gramophone)

"If you believe that Christmas music should have a warm, comfortable feel, then this CD will fit the bill perfectly...Rutter is equally skilled as an arranger and orchestrator, and the ingenious use of calypso rhythms in 'Ding dong! Merrily on high' is a delight...The Bach Choir and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra give crisp, enthusiastic performances. The choir have superb diction, blend and ensemble."

The Colours of Christmas is a collection of the greatest Christmas carols by the composer/conductor whose music has, for many, been so associated with Christmas. Featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Bach Choir, with guest artists Over the Bridge and conducted by Rutter himself.

The Colours of Christmas (track 2 from the album) is a newly composed carol by Rutter for this new album, and is testament to the very best of Rutter's music. Newly orchestrated for this album are the carols Ding Dong Merrily On High and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. All recordings on this album are brand new.


O Holy Night

Anderson, Leroy:
Sleigh Ride

A New Year Carol

In the Bleak Midwinter

Once in Royal David's city

Gruber, F:
Silent Night

Away in a Manger

Martin, Hugh:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Mason, L:
Joy to the World

Hark! the herald angels sing

I wonder as I wander

The Colours of Christmas
Star Carol

Hodie Christus natus est

The Christmas Song

Ding dong! merrily on high
In Dulci Jubilo
Quelle est cette odeur agréable?
Riu, riu, chiu
Gabriel's Message ('The angel Gabriel from heaven came')
Deck the Hall
The Twelve Days Of Christmas

O come, all ye faithful