Winter: An Evocation


Winter is a season whose associations are as varied as its experiences. For many the world over it is bitterly cold and dark; some see no daylight for weeks. For others, winter is a mild season. This rich variety is at the heart of this program which celebrates winter from a variety of angles. Christmas is a central theme. Maxine Thévenot directs Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico, the all-female choir. The music, including some premiere recordings, comes from Britain, Europe, Canada, and the US encompassing the sacred and secular. Lynn Gorman DeVelder accompanies the chorus on harp and Maxine Thévonot accompanies the choir on Organ.

Benjamin Britten
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
Wolcum Yole!
Britten: There is no Rose There is no Rose
That yongë Child
As Dew in Aprille
This Little Babe
Interlude (Harp Solo)
In Freezing Winter Night
Spring Carol
Deo Gracias

John Tavener
A Nativity

Trad. arr. Julia Lane
Down in Yon Forest (Harp Solo)

Andrew Ager
Winter - An Evocation

Dormi Jesu
Miklós Kocsár
Salve Regina

Seán Óg Tuamo, arr. Sunita Staneslow
The Virgin's Lullaby (Harp Solo)

Cary Ratcliff
Were We Dreaming

Tarik O'Regan
Bring rest, Sweet Dreaming Child

Patrick Hadley
I Sing of a Maiden

Trad. arr. Robert Isaacs
The Holly and the Ivy

Mykola Leontovich, arr. Peter J. Wilhousky
http://www.polyphonynm.com/mp3/Leontovich_Carol_of_the_Bells.mp3 Carol of the Bells

Franz Gruber, arr. John Rutter
Silent Night

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