Child of Grace

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!”

Booklet here: Child of Grace

Pieces on this Recording:

  1. Adam Lay Ybounden Canadian Composition Matthew Larkin
  2. O My Dear Heart Canadian Composition Eleanor Daley
  3. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day Canadian Composition Malcolm V. Edwards
  4. What Sweeter Music Canadian Composition Eleanor Daley
  5. Carol for the Animals Canadian Composition Patrick Wedd
  6. I Sing of a Maiden Canadian Composition Eleanor Daley
  7. Mary’s Song Knut Nystedt
  8. I Sing of a Maiden Patrick Hadley
  9. How Far is it to Bethlehem? Traditional English David Willcocks (arr) 
  10. In the Bleak Midwinter Frances McCollin
  11. Sir Christëmas Suite Canadian Composition Derek Holman
  12. Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, The Canadian Composition Traditional Trinidadian Stephen Hatfield (arr) 
  13. Huron Carol, The Canadian Composition Traditional Canadian Edward Henderson (arr) 
  14. I Saw Three Ships Canadian Composition Traditional English Edward Henderson (arr) 

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