University Chorale and Brass Ensemble conducted by Robin Browning.
An impressive and refreshing collection of carols, presenting a distinctive British blend of contemporary adaptations and lesser-known original works.
Majestic carols such as Adeste fideles and In dulci ubilo are contrasted with more reflective ones like Infant Holy and Sing lullaby. Some of the big processionals like the great advent hymn Lo! He comes with clouds descending are given the grand treatment with brass and organ intertwining with the choir climaxing with a stirring descant and triumphant harmonization! In all there are nine carols in settings with choir brass and organ, one, Deck the halls, with choir and brass and the recording concludes with a lively extended version of We wish you a merry Christmas, again using all the forces.