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 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!”www.singers.com

Booklet here: Child of Grace

Pieces on this Recording:

  1. Adam Lay Ybounden Canadian CompositionMatthew Larkin
  2. O My Dear Heart Canadian CompositionEleanor Daley
  3. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day Canadian CompositionMalcolm V. Edwards
  4. What Sweeter Music Canadian CompositionEleanor Daley
  5. Carol for the Animals Canadian CompositionPatrick Wedd
  6. I Sing of a Maiden Canadian CompositionEleanor 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 Suite Canadian CompositionDerek Holman
  12. Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, The Canadian CompositionTraditional Trinidadian Stephen Hatfield (arr) 
  13. Huron Carol, The Canadian CompositionTraditional Canadian Edward Henderson (arr) 
  14. I Saw Three Ships Canadian CompositionTraditional English Edward Henderson (arr) 

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