Rachmaninov: Blazhen muzh (from All-Night Vigil)
Tenebrae; Nigel Short, Conductor

William Byrd: Vigilate

Bruckner: Locus Iste
Tenebrae; Nigel Short, Conductor

Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson: Heyr Himna Smiour

William Byrd: Sing Joyfully

L.A. Choral Lab; Michael Alfera, Conductor & Artistic Director

Huron Carol, arr by Sarah Quartel
L.A. Choral Lab; Michael Alfera, Conductor & Artistic Director

Philip Lawson: Away In A Manger
The Gesualdo Six at Ely Cathedral

Mary’s Hiding, arr. Beaudrot
Atlanta Master Chorale; Dr. Eric Nelson, Conductor

Before these possessions you love
slip away, say what Mary said
when she was surprised by Gabriel.

I’ll hide inside God.

Naked in her room
she saw a form of beauty
that could give her new life.

Like the sun coming up,
or a rose as it opens,
she leaped, as her habit was,
out of herself into the presence.

There was fire in the channel of her breath.
Light and majesty came.

I am smoke from that fire
and proof of its existence,
more than any external form.

This is the Truth Sent from Above, arr. Vaughan Williams, final verse harmonisation by Owain Park
Gesualdo Six