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The Dream of Herod

The Dream of Herod

The Dream of Herod features music for Advent, anthems for the Mother and Child, music for Christmas, and The Dream of Herod, a semi-dramatic contemporary work by Nigel Short with a particular resonance at Christmas.

…more polished choral singing would be hard to find anywhere

–  BBC Music Magazine
  • Release Date: 15 November 2002
  • Record Label: Signum Classics
  • Catalogue Number: SIGCD046
  • Location of Recording: St Bartholomew-the-Great, West Smithfield, London
  • Total Running Time: 01:00:15
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Buy # Title Composer Duration Price Listen
1AlleluyaPeter Wishart01:55£ Listen
2O Radix JessePlainsong01:02£ Listen
3A Spotless RoseHerbert Howells03:38£ Listen
4Rorate CoeliPlainsong06:02£ Listen
5Of The Father's Heart BegottenPiae Cantiones (arr. David Willcocks)03:34£ Listen
6Ave MariaPlainsong00:33£ Listen
7I Sing of a MaidenPatrick Hadley04:00£ Listen
8Puer Natus Est NobisPlainsong01:19£ Listen
9A Flower Given To My DaughterBob Chilcott03:01£ Listen
10Silent NightFranz Gruber (arr. Barry Rose)04:26£ Listen
11Sussex CarolTraditional (arr. David Willcocks)01:44£ Listen
12Away In A MangerKirkpatrick (arr. Nigel Short)04:17£ Listen
13Adeste FidelesPlainsong00:48£ Listen
14O Come All Ye FaithfulTraditional (arr. David Willcocks)04:13£ Listen
15The Dream of Herod: Herod's DespairNigel Short03:03£ Listen
16The Dream of Herod: The visit of the MagiNigel Short03:00£ Listen
17The Dream of Herod: The chorus of the voiceless infantsNigel Short02:16£ Listen
18The Dream of Herod: The chorus of the parents of JudaeaNigel Short02:49£ Listen
19The Dream of Herod: Mary and Joseph appear to HerodNigel Short02:49£ Listen
20The Dream of Herod: Jesus appears to HerodNigel Short05:35£ Listen

…more polished choral singing would be hard to find anywhere

–  BBC Music Magazine

an almost ecstatic tenderness

–  Gramophone Magazine

exquisitely understated… singing of sincere simplicity

–  International Record Review

Signum is Gramophone Label of the Year 2017!

14 September 2017

Huge congratulations to our friends at Signum Classics for winning Record Label of the Year at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards! We are delighted for the company who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. We have loved working with them producing some of our most memorable recordings from Tenebrae’s debut release The Dream of Herod back… continued