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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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# Title Composer Duration Price Listen Add to Cart
1AlleluiaPeter Wishart01:55£ Listen
2O Radix JessePlainsong01:02£ Listen
3A Spotless RoseHerbert Howells03:38£ Listen
4Rorate CoeliPlainsong06:02£ Listen
5Of The Father's Heart Begottenarr. David Willcocks03:34£ 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 Rose04:26£ Listen
11Sussex Carolarr. David Willcocks01:44£ Listen
12Away In A Mangerarr. Nigel Short04:17£ Listen
13Adeste FidelesPlainsong00:48£ Listen
14O Come All Ye Faithfularr. David Willcocks04:13£ 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
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…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