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Nowell! Nowell! CD

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Awarded 4 stars – excellent, by BBC music magazine

Recorded in the beautiful chapel in Ashridge college, this collection of Christmas carols by Chris Williams - a composer with wide popular appeal, is refreshingly different. 

This collection of highly attractive carols by Chris Williams is a delight from start to finish. English Philharmonia Brass and organist Iestyn Evans bring a level of musicianship and enthusiasm to the project equal to that of the conductor and choir, who reveal their love for this music in performances of great passion and energy.


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Composer Chris Williams

The carols on this recording span over a 25 year period, written for friends or groups which Chris was involved with or directed. The majority are for unaccompanied choir and are varied in style; from the very simple unaccompanied setting of I sing of a Maiden through to the more challenging A Babe is Born. For this recording we have also included six carols with brass. These are a wonderful addition to the collection and add a real brilliance and contrast.

Recording the carols for this CD in the extraordinary beautiful chapel at Ashridge College, Hertfordshire was a sheer joy – and our sincere thanks go to the Ashridge Business School for allowing us to use their chapel.  All the singers loved the experience and at the end of a long weekend recording they still didn’t want to go home - they just had to sing Green Growth the Holly one last time!


Click play to listen to a sample of 'Mary is with Child'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'A Babe is Born'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'Ode to the Birth of our Saviour'


Click play to listen to a sample of 'A Sussex carol'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'Dormi Jesu'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'There is no Rose'


Click play to listen to a sample of 'A New Year Carol'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'Past Three O'Clock'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'I Sing of a Maiden'


Click play to listen to a sample of 'Green Growth the Holly'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'Quelle est cette Odeur'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'Three Kings Came riding'


Click play to listen to a sample of 'In the Bleak Midwinter'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'The Lamb'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'Winter Round'


Click play to listen to a sample of 'Song of the Winter Wind'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing'

Click play to listen to a sample of 'Merry Christmas Cha-Cha-Cha!'

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Nowell! Nowell! CD

Nowell! Nowell! CD

Awarded 4 stars – excellent, by BBC music magazine

Recorded in the beautiful chapel in Ashridge college, this collection of Christmas carols by Chris Williams - a composer with wide popular appeal, is refreshingly different. 

[blockquote author="International Record Review" class=""]This collection of highly attractive carols by Chris Williams is a delight from start to finish. English Philharmonia Brass and organist Iestyn Evans bring a level of musicianship and enthusiasm to the project equal to that of the conductor and choir, who reveal their love for this music in performances of great passion and energy. [/blockquote]

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