Child of Grace

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Catalogue No: SKYLARK MUSIC SKY0301

A collection of Christmas music from the 15th century to today, Child of Grace includes nine outstanding pieces by some of Canada’s best living composers. The program features a haunting setting by Knut Nystedt of Mary’s Song, a poem by Luci Shaw; beautiful a cappella singing in Adam Lay Ybounden; two arrangements of I Sing of A Maiden; and dramatic arrangements of traditional Christmas favourites like The Virgin Mary, The Huron Carol, and I Saw Three Ships. The featured work is Derek Holman’s energetic suite, Sir Christëmas. With special guests Rita Costanzi, harp; Sal Ferreras, percussion; Eric Hominick, piano; Cyrena Huang, cello; Marliss MacAuley, flute; and Stephen Smith, piano.

“…a stunningly lovely collection of beautiful, little-known carols and Christmas songs… Each song is a gem!”

Booklet here: Child of Grace

Pieces on this Recording:

  1. Adam Lay YboundenMatthew Larkin
  2. O My Dear HeartEleanor Daley
  3. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing DayMalcolm V. Edwards
  4. What Sweeter MusicEleanor Daley
  5. Carol for the AnimalsPatrick Wedd
  6. I Sing of a MaidenEleanor Daley
  7. Mary’s SongKnut Nystedt
  8. I Sing of a MaidenPatrick Hadley
  9. How Far is it to Bethlehem?Traditional English David Willcocks (arr) 
  10. In the Bleak MidwinterFrances McCollin
  11. Sir Christëmas SuiteDerek Holman
  12. Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, TheTraditional Trinidadian Stephen Hatfield (arr) 
  13. Huron Carol, TheTraditional Canadian Edward Henderson (arr) 
  14. I Saw Three ShipsTraditional English Edward Henderson (arr)