Carol Ann Duffy & Sasha Johnson Manning - The Manchester Carols

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Carol Ann Duffy & Sasha Johnson Manning - The Manchester Carols

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572469
(8.572469)

Discs:

1

Release date:

30th Nov 2009

Barcode:

0747313246977

Length:

62 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Carol Ann Duffy & Sasha Johnson Manning - The Manchester Carols


Manning:

The Carol Singers' Carol

Mirabile Dictu

The Advent Carol

Christmas Flowers

Annunciation

The Trees

Let it be cold

A Miracle

An Angel

New Boy Born

The Gold of Straw

Mary's Carol

Each Child's Name

Call it Nazareth

We Believe

The Present Song

Lyrics by Carol Ann Duffy


The Manchester Carollers & Northern Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tanner

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The product of an inspired collaboration in 2007 between composer Sasha Johnson Manning and Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, The Manchester Carols is a collection of 12 carols which reshape and modernise the Christmas story.

Its creators wanted to write something that is relevant to and reflects modern society, and which acknowledges the fact that even though someone might not subscribe to the religion behind the Nativity story, they can still appreciate it as an inspiring, magical tale.

The carols are for everyone, believers or not. Far from treading the well-worn path of holly, ivy and mistletoe, Duffy uses the Christmas story as a metaphor for human experience, giving us up-close and personal insights into the central characters of the nativity

As the Poet Laureate says: “I think the story is wonderful. There’s a lot we can take from it on a human level even if we don’t take the divine element.”

“Once heard, the Manchester tunes are hard to shake off. These are definitely carols to sing, not listen to.” The Times

Sasha Johnson Manning: The Carol Singers' Carol

The Carol Singers' Carol

Sasha Johnson Manning: Mirabile Dictu

Mirabile Dictu

Sasha Johnson Manning: The Advent Carol

The Advent Carol

Sasha Johnson Manning: Christmas Flowers

Christmas Flowers

Sasha Johnson Manning: Annunciation

Annunciation

Sasha Johnson Manning: The Trees

The Trees

Sasha Johnson Manning: Let it be cold

Let it be cold

Sasha Johnson Manning: A Miracle

A Miracle

Sasha Johnson Manning: An Angel

An Angel

Sasha Johnson Manning: New Boy Born

New Boy Born

Sasha Johnson Manning: The Gold of Straw

The Gold of Straw

Sasha Johnson Manning: Mary's Carol

Mary's Carol

Sasha Johnson Manning: Each Child's Name

Each Child's Name

Sasha Johnson Manning: Call it Nazareth

Call it Nazareth

Sasha Johnson Manning: We Believe

We Believe

Sasha Johnson Manning: The Present Song

The Present Song

The Times

11th December 2009

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“...a bright new cycle of delights...Performances by the Manchester Carollers and the Northern Chamber Orchestra are resoundingly festive.”

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