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Incarnation

Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Ensemble

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"Five Stars ... you simply feel you're listening directly to what the composer meant by the music. A wonderful Christmas offering: treat yourself or your friends ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

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1
Adam Lay Ybounden
Matthew Martin; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
3:38
2
Veni, Veni Emanuel
Anonymous; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
3:30
3
Long, Long Ago
Herbert Howells; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
5:59
4
Lullay, Lullay, Als I Lay on Yoolis Night
Anonymous; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
7:16
5
Balulalow
Francis Pott; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
2:55
6
Qui Creavit Celum
Anonymous; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
2:51
7
The Three Kings
Jonathan Dove; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
4:36
8
This Endere Nyghth I Saw a Syghth
Anonymous; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
7:06
9
A Hymn of The Nativity
Kenneth Leighton; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
6:53
10
Letabundus
Anonymous; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
3:23
A Boy Was Born  
11
I. A Boy Was Born
Benjamin Britten; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
2:14
12
II. Lullay, Jesu
Benjamin Britten; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
3:43
13
III. Herod
Benjamin Britten; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
2:02
14
IV. Jesu, as Thou art our Saviour
Benjamin Britten; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
3:07
15
V. The Three Kings
Benjamin Britten; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
3:41
16
VI. In the bleak mid-winter
Benjamin Britten; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
5:19
17
VII. Noel!
Benjamin Britten; Gabrieli Consort; Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Ensemble
8:59
Total Playing Time    77:12
"... this wonderful album of unusual seasonal music from the Gabrieli Consort will make time stand still."
- Sinfini Music

"... arguably the most moving settings of these words written since Britten’s version ... I wish it was performed more often.”
- Gramophone

“... by no means a conventional Christmas disc ... tinsel and holly are nowhere in sight. It is, in the best sense, a challenging and hugely rewarding programme which has been put together thoughtfully and with discernment. The performances are absolutely first rate ..."
- MusicWeb International

This inspiring sequence of Christmas music, both ancient and modern, culminates in Britten’s virtuosic choral masterpiece, A Boy Was Born. Paul McCreesh leads the Gabrieli Consort, joined by the Trebles of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, on this evocative and contrasting collection of festive works that samples music from the 12th century to the present day.
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