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|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|Music Type:||Carols; Motets|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Benita Valente; Maureen Forrester; David Gordon; Heidi Lehwalder; Michael Korn; Benjamin Britten; Francis Poulenc; Ottorino Respighi; Philadelphia Singers.; Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia.
|Language Note:||1st work sung in Middle English; 2nd in Latin; 3rd in Italian.|
|Notes:||1st work for women's voices (originally boys' choir) and harp; 2nd work for unaccompanied chorus (SATB); 3rd work for soloists, chorus and chamber orchestra.
Program notes by George Jellinek and David Anderson, with texts and English translations of the Poulenc and Respighi texts ( p.) inserted in container.
|Performer(s):||Benita Valente, soprano ; Maureen Forrester, contralto ; David Gordon, tenor (all in 3rd work only) ; Heidi Lehwalder, harp (in 1st work) ; Philadelphia Singers ; Concerto Soloists Instrumental Ensemble (in 3rd work) ; Michael Korn, conductor.|
|Event notes:||Recorded January 25-29, 1988, at Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia.|
|Description:||1 audio disc (59 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||A ceremony of carols / Britten (21:17) --
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël = Four Christmas motets / Poulenc (10:07) --
Lauda per la Natività del Signore = Laud to the Nativity of the Lord / Respighi (26:36).