Carols for Quire Vol. 2

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Carols for Quire from the Old and New Worlds, Volume 2 features Medieval carols, Renaissance chansons and motets, English Romantics, and even a world premiere composed for Quire Cleveland!

With Carols for Quire 2, you can experience Quire Cleveland’s annual programs at the architecturally splendid Trinity Cathedral, which have become a favorite holiday tradition. Read a rave review of the 2012 performance, as well as praise for this recording in Early Music America magazine



    *Out from lands of Orient (“Orientis partibus”) 2:48 Anonymous French, 13th century
    *Gabriel from heaven’s king 3:20 Anonymous English, 13th century
    There is no rose
    3:45 Anonymous English, 15th century
    Ave rex angelorum
    2:19 Anonymous English, 15th century
    Nowell sing we
    2:42 Anonymous English, 15th century
    Quid petis, o fili? 
    6:55 Richard Pygott (ca.1485–1549)
    *E la don don 3:41 Anonymous (Cancionero de Upsala, 1556)
    Dadme albricias
    3:18 Anonymous (Cancionero de Upsala)
    A solis ortus cardine 
    7:06 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    *This day Christ was born 2:32 William Byrd (ca.1540–1623)
    *Joseph est bien marié 2:43 French, 17th century
    *Quelle est cette odeur agréable? 5:25 French, ca.1700
    Tous les bourgeois de Châtre
    1:41 French, 17th century
    Canite tuba in Sion
    1:40 Jakob Handl (1550–1591)
    *Personent hodie 1:44 Anonymous (Piæ cantiones, 1582)
    Puer natus in Bethlehem
    3:26 Anonymous (Piæ cantiones)
    Verbum caro factum est
    3:13 Anonymous (Piæ cantiones)
    1:33 Anonymous (Piæ cantiones)
    *Quiet Promise 4:36 Jennifer Conner (b.1962)
    *In the bleak midwinter 4:36 Gustav Holst (1869–1934)
    *The holly and the ivy 2:48 arr. Henry Walford Davies (1896–1941)
    A spotless rose
    3:02 Herbert Howells (1892–1983)

*These pieces (and others) are posted on Quire Cleveland’s YouTube channel.

You can hear samples of all of these pieces, and download them individually, at CD Baby.