Nativity: Christmas music from Georgian England

A beautiful Christmas collection from Bach to William Marsh - John Brunning reviews the Nativity Christmas Music from Georgian England

Composer: Various
Nativity Christmas Music from Georgian England
Artists: The Parley of Instruments and Psalmody/Holman
Rating: 3/5
Genre: Instrumental
Label: Hyperion CDA67443

An album has to offer something new to stand out in the crowded Christmas market, and this collection of festive music from Georgian England does just that. With one or two notable exceptions, such as Angels from the realms of glory and O come, all ye faithful, the majority of the repertoire is new to me. It is beautifully played and superbly recorded.  A CD to gladden the heart with none of the usual clichés.