Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 A Boy Was Born, op. 3: "A boy was born" (theme) Benjamin Britten 2:34
2 A Boy Was Born, op. 3: Variation I. "Lullay, Jesu" Benjamin Britten 5:02
3 A Boy Was Born, op. 3: Variation II. "Herod" Benjamin Britten 2:26
4 A Boy Was Born, op. 3: Variation III. "Jesu, as Thou art our Saviour" Benjamin Britten 3:31
5 A Boy Was Born, op. 3: Variation IV. "The three kings" Benjamin Britten 3:13
6 A Boy Was Born, op. 3: Variation V. "In the bleak mid-winter" Benjamin Britten 6:02
7 A Boy Was Born, op. 3: Variation VI. Finale "Noël!" Benjamin Britten 9:49
8 A Hymn to the Virgin Benjamin Britten 3:22
9 Christ's Nativity: I. Christ's Nativity Benjamin Britten 2:28
10 Christ's Nativity: II. Sweet was the Song Benjamin Britten 3:01
11 Christ's Nativity: III. Preparations Benjamin Britten 3:38
12 Christ's Nativity: IV. New Prince, New Pomp Benjamin Britten 5:34
13 Christ's Nativity: V. Carol of King Cnut Benjamin Britten 2:21
14 A Shepherd's Carol Benjamin Britten 4:24
15 Jubilate in C major Benjamin Britten 2:34
16 Te Deum in C major Benjamin Britten 8:00

Credits

CD 1

organ:
David Goode (British organist) (tracks 15–16)
choir vocals:
Holst Singers (tracks 1–16)
composer:
Benjamin Britten (English composer, conductor, and pianist) (track 14)
Benjamin Britten (English composer, conductor, and pianist) (1930-07-09 – 1934-04-29) (track 8)
Benjamin Britten (English composer, conductor, and pianist) (1931) (tracks 9–13)
Benjamin Britten (English composer, conductor, and pianist) (1932 – 1933) (tracks 1–7)
Benjamin Britten (English composer, conductor, and pianist) (1934-07-11 – 1934-09-17) (track 16)
Benjamin Britten (English composer, conductor, and pianist) (1961) (track 15)
conductor:
Stephen Layton (English conductor) (tracks 1–16)
lyricist:
W. H. Auden (track 14)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 8)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Catherine Wyn‐Rogers (mezzo-soprano) (track 10)
soprano vocals:
Susan Gritton (soprano) (track 12)
premiered at:
[concert] (1935-11-13) (track 16)
premiered at:
part of:
A Boy Was Born, op. 3 (order: 1) (track 1)
Christ’s Nativity (order: 1) (track 9)
A Boy Was Born, op. 3 (order: 2) (track 2)
Christ’s Nativity (order: 2) (track 10)
A Boy Was Born, op. 3 (order: 3) (track 3)
Christ’s Nativity (order: 3) (track 11)
A Boy Was Born, op. 3 (order: 4) (track 4)
Christ’s Nativity (order: 4) (track 12)
A Boy Was Born, op. 3 (order: 5) (track 5)
Christ’s Nativity (order: 5) (track 13)
A Boy Was Born, op. 3 (order: 6) (track 6)
A Boy Was Born, op. 3 (order: 7) (track 7)
parts:
Corpus Christi Carol (from the cantata "A Boy was Born" by Benjamin Britten) (track 6)
recording of:
A Shepherd's Carol (track 14)
Te Deum in C major (track 16)