Gareth Malone: A Great British Christmas

A Great British Christmas

Gareth Malone

  • US $14.99  

  • Release Date 02 December 2016
  • In Stock
Product code
5716996
Format
CD Album
Label
Decca

“Christmas is a time for being together with family or friends. It’s a time for reaching out to those in need and it can be a time to remember those who are no longer with us. At the heart of those moments, music is there to help us make sense of it all.

Early this year I set out to reflect the true soundtrack to Christmas in Britain. I visited community halls, schools, workplaces and people’s homes, recording the sounds I heard and weaving them into this album. It’s full of personal moments: from my first-ever publicly performed teenage composition to a song written last year in response to the ongoing refugee crisis and a song recorded in the shed at the bottom of my garden.

You will know many of the songs but they have been reimagined for my choir ‘Voices’ and this extraordinary line-up of British musicians both professional and amateur. From Glasgow to Cornwall, Cardiff to Belfast I found a tapestry of musical delights with bell ringers, brass bands, community choirs, children’s voices and some of my musical friends as soloists. I wish you a very happy Christmas and all the joy that music can bring.” - Gareth Malone

Tracklisting

  1. Walking in the Air with Catrin Finch
  2. A Spaceman Came Travelling with Tim Peake, Ranjana Ghatak &Coed Eva Primary School Choir
  3. A Child is Bornwith Catrin Finch and the 1990 Bournemouth Primary School Choir
  4. O Holy Nightwith Birmingham Gospel Choir & London Youth Choir
  5. Brothers in Armswith The Invictus Games Choir, Coed Eva Primary
  6. School Choir & Finlay MacDonald
  7. Silent Nightwith Fyfe Dangerfield
  8. Paradise Streetwith Ricky Wilson & Brighouse and Rastrick Band
  9. My Lord Has Comewith Yolanda Brown
  10. Restlesswith Gareth Malone
  11. Heimr Arnadalr (from Frozen)
  12. Happy Christmas (War is Over)with Belfast Community Gospel Choir & Perran Ar Worthal Hand Bell ringers
  13. Keeping the Dream Alivewith Hornsey School for Girls Steel Band & Birmingham Gospel Choir
  14. Only youwith Gareth Malone
  15. O Come All Ye Faithfulwith London Youth Choir & The British Women’s Hockey Team

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