Remember Bethlehem

Composers: Bax, Browne, Darlington, Forbes, Gant, Goodall, Howells, Ives, Madden, Mullinar, Poston, Ridout, Rose, Virgili, White, Williamson
Released: 2000
Label: Metronome
Code: MET 1044


A collection of new popular carols for Christmas sung in the cathedral choral tradition. The simple 2000-year-old story of the Nativity continue to inspire sublime music from the composers of our time. Here all the familiar strands, the animals in the stable, the kings, the shepherds, the cradle songs, the prophetic, the mstical, and the dancing and celebration are woven together in new colours for the new millenium.


  • God is born, In the manger (2 fantasias on Polish carols) – Arnold Bax
  • The Lamb – P.A.Browne
  • Jacob’s Ladder – Stephen Darlington
  • There is no rose of such virtue – Sebastian Forbes
  • What child is this? – Andrew Gant
  • Love divine, Remember Bethlehem, Romance of the Epiphany – Howard Goodall
  • Come sing and dance – Herbert Howells
  • Little star of Bethlehem – Charles Ives
  • Lute book lullaby – John Madden
  • In the bleak midwinter – Michael Mullinar
  • Entre les boeufs et l’âne – Elisabeth Poston
  • Snows the land cover – Alan Ridout
  • Our blessed lady’s lullaby – Bernard Rose
  • Ninna-Nanna a Gesù bambino – Lavinio Virgili
  • One cold dark night, Shepherd’s Carol – Peter White
  • Dawn Carol – Malcolm Williamson