A Rose in Winter
From ancient echoes to sonorous soundscapes, may the beauty and mystery of Christmas fill your spirit with joy! Mystic Hildegard von Bingen prays for the Virgin to lift us up aright in O frondens Virga as Ralph Vaughan Williams promises redemption through the Christ Child in The Truth from Above from his Fantasia on Christmas Carols. You’ll encounter Serenity by Gjeilo soaring with wonder as the child lays in a manger, the lush Ave Maria by Nathaniel Dett, Howells’ nostalgic A Spotless Rose, and Paynter’s effervescent The Rose illuminating the rose blooming in gorgeous sonic pulses. Beloved carols by Hogan and Jennings and spirited carols by Kirke Mechem remind us to Go Tell it on the Mountain and to rejoice in the wonder of Christmas.