Editors’ Notes This album finds U.S.-based Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo as pianist, joining a small instrumental ensemble and the Choir of Royal Holloway, directed by Rupert Gough, in 15 tracks on a wintry/Christmassy theme. Original compositions and arrangements of much-loved carols create a wonderfully heartwarming atmosphere—the aural equivalent, perhaps, of curling up in front of a fire. The harmonies seduce and the fresh voices of the Choir of Royal Holloway are a delight.

SONG
The Rose
1
3:25
 
Ecce Novum
2
4:13
 
The First Nowell
3
4:35
 
Days of Beauty
4
2:44
 
Home
5
2:30
 
Across the Vast, Eternal Sky
6
4:38
 
Ave Generosa
7
4:32
 
First Snow
8
2:27
 
The Holly & the Ivy
9
3:58
 
Away in a Manger
10
3:57
 
Dawn
11
2:46
 
The Coventry Carol
12
3:29
 
Silent Night
13
3:46
 
Wintertide
14
3:10
 
The Rose II
15
3:25