Cappella Nova: Nou Lat Us Sing

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Media: CD
Genre: Early (pre-1800)
Catalogue Number: RTCD001
Label: Rota

Cappella Nova is Scotland's leading early music vocal ensemble, founded by Alan and Rebecca Tavener in 1986 to focus on Scottish music - both early and newly commissioned. Since then the group has commissioned more than 30 new works.

Director Alan Tavener, Soprano Libby Crabtree, Ruth Dean, Mhairi Lawson, Rebecca Tavener, Alto Sandy Chenery, Anne Lewis, William Missin, Tenor Robert Horn, Clifford Lister, Mark Wilde, Bass Nigel Brookes, Paul Charrier, Nicholas York-Jones

Nou lat us sing is a celebration of Scottish festive material, from Medieval and Renaissance motets to traditional and contemporary work celebrating Christmas and the New Year: the earliest work on the CD is Hac in anni Janua, taken from the 13th-century St Andrews Music Book, and the recording ends with a new arrangement of the traditional ballad Auld Lang Syne.

Tracklist

  1. nou lat us sing (anon Scots 16th c ed Kenneth Elliot)
  2. Ecce novum Gaudium (anon Scots 16th c ed Kenneth Elliot)
  3. Jewry Came to Jerus-salem (anon Scots 16th c ed Kenneth Elliot)
  4. Taladh Chriosta (Gaelid trad arr John Hearne)
  5. Ikon of Nativity (John Tavener)
  6. Qui Creavit Coelum (Edward Harper)
  7. I Sing of a Maiden (Herbert Sumsion)
  8. Of these 4 letters (trad arr John McItosh , after Charles Wood)
  9. Child in the manger (Gaelic trad arr David McGuinness)
  10. The innumerable Christ (William Sweeney)
  11. There is no Rose (Thomas Wilson)
  12. Newington (trad arr William Jones, fauxurdon by Harvey Grace)
  13. Omnes Gentes, attendite (anon Scots ed D James Ross)
  14. One Star, at last (Peter Maxwell Davies)
  15. Shine out, fair Sun (Rebecca Rowe)
  16. Gaude Maria Virgo (Robert Johnson de Kenneth Elliot)
  17. Hac in anni Janua (anon Scots 13thc ed Kenneth Elliot)
  18. Auld Lang Syne (trad arr John McIntosh)
  19. A.L.S (trad arr David McGuinness)

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