A Celebration of Christmas

Roderick Elms’ Christmas music ranges from charming and witty arrangements of well-loved traditional carols to new settings and festive orchestral pieces written for this very special season. The charm and immediate appeal of his music has been captivating audiences across the country for many years and this selection represents some of his most popular works, together with a few new ones such as the spectacular suite Wassail Down the Wind for organ and orchestra. 

1 Fanfare da Festa
2 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

3 Gabriel’s Message
4 Rocking
5 Angels from the Realms of Glory

6 Sleepers Wake!
7 Cherry Tree Carol
8 Away in a Manger

9 The Boar’s Head, Coventry
10 Merry Gents

11 Wassailing in the Dark

12 Coventry Carol
13 Silent Night
14 In Dulci Jubilo

15 Sheep May Safely Graze
16 Festive Frolic
17 Sleep, Sweet Babe!
18 We Three Kings of Orient Are
19 Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

Mark Wilde, tenor
Stuart Nicholson, organ
Joyful Company of Singers (Peter Broadbent, music director)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell

2007 published by Naxos

And other instrumental music including:
Concerto for Celeste
Cygncopations for cor anglais
Paean for organ

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell

1. I. Capriccietto
2. II. Cantilena
3. III. FineAle
4. I. A Little Fall-ish
5. The Horn In Winter
6. III. The Well Sprung Horn
7. IV. Little Horn In The Sun
8. I. Reverie
9. II. Danse
10. Chiarore Del Mare
11. Paean
12. Elegie
13. Gazelle
14. Il Cygnet
15. Fandango Fantastico
16. I. Sinfonia
17. II. Aria
18. III. Gigue

2006 published by Dutton

Elgar, Holst, Jacob, Goossens, Vaughan Williams

Gordon Jacob
Concerto No 2 for Oboe and Strings

Sir Edward Elgar

Gustav Holst
(A) Fugal Concerto

Sir Eugene Goossens
Concerto En Un Mouvement

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Oboe Concerto in A Minor

Ruth Bolister, oboe
Kate Hill, flute
Elgar Chamber Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell

2003 published by ASV