Skip to Content



What Sweeter Music

What Sweeter Music

What Sweeter Music is a real festive treat, with a sumptuous collection of songs and carols for Christmas – touching on traditional favourites (Silent Night, Away in a Manger), modern classics (The Lamb, What Sweeter Music) and some new light-hearted arrangements (Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas).

Superbly sung and plenty of fun

–  Gramophone Magazine
  • Release Date: 09 November 2009
  • Record Label: Signum Classics
  • Catalogue Number: SIGCD182
  • Location of Recording: Tracks 4, 8 & 15 recorded 27–28 August, 2001 at St Bartholomew-the-Great, West Smithfield, London and Tracks 9 & 14 recorded 12–13 May, 2004 at St Michael’s Church, Highgate, London. Remaining tracks recorded 22–26 June, 2009 at St Bartholomew-the-Great, West Smithfield, London.
  • Total Running Time: 00:58:30
  • View/Download Liner Notes

Purchase Options

You have the option to purchase the physical CD for delivery, or download the full recording or individual tracks, in a choice of audio formats.

Select your preferred format:
Full Recording: Digital Download


Add to Cart
Full Recording: Physical CD


Add to Cart
Individual Tracks

Add individual tracks to your shopping cart by ticking their boxes in the track listing table below.

Buy # Title Composer Duration Price Listen
1Jingle BellsArr. Ben Parry02:35£ Listen
2Silent NightFranz Gruber, Arr. Jonathan Rathbone04:07£ Listen
3What Sweeter Music?John Rutter04:46£ Listen
4A Spotless RoseHerbert Howells03:41£ Listen
5Quem Pastores?Trad, Arr. Nigel Short01:43£ Listen
6Veni, veniAdrian Peacock02:38£ Listen
7There is a FlowerJohn Rutter04:03£ Listen
8AlleluiaPeter Wishart01:53£ Listen
9The LambJohn Tavener03:53£ Listen
10I Wonder as I WanderArr. Andrew Carter03:23£ Listen
11Quelle est cette odeur agréable?French Trad, Arr. David Willcocks04:35£ Listen
12We Wish You a Merry ChristmasArr. Nigel Short02:05£ Listen
13The OxenJonathan Rathbone02:55£ Listen
14GaudeteArr. Karl Jenkins01:48£ Listen
15Away in a MangerTrad, Arr. Nigel Short04:09£ Listen
16Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing DayTrad, Arr. David Willcocks01:57£ Listen
17Nativity CarolJohn Rutter04:40£ Listen
18The Twelve Days of ChristmasArr. Andrew Carter03:36£ Listen

Superbly sung and plenty of fun

–  Gramophone Magazine

an exquisite account of Rutter’s ‘There is a Flower’

–  Classical Music Magazine

A jazzy Jingle Bells launches this varied and seductively sung programme

–  The Daily Telegraph

What a fine album this is… soulful performances of well-known carols

–  Classic FM Magazine

the technical accomplishment that’s in evidence throughout this recital is of the highest order

–  John Quinn, MusicWeb International

Best Christmas Discs Roundup 2009, Gramophone Magazine


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