The Nativity
  written for the Aeolian Singers by Peter Skellern
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IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD
IN A STREET IN BETHLEHEM
LOOK AT THE STAR
'ERE DAD!'
MAGNIFICAT
WHEN MARY HAD HER BABY
LULLAY
ANGELS SANG
  Other Christmas Music by Peter Skellern
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LULLABY *
LOVE DIVINE IS COMING *
SO SAID THE ANGEL *
HOW LONG THE NIGHT *
WAITING FOR THE WORD +
WERE YOU THERE? *
* from "Six Simple Carols" published by
    Novello Publishing Limited 
+ written for BBC Songs of Praise, 19 August 2001
Photo of cover of CD produced by the Aeolian Singers
PETER SKELLERN
Peter Skellern was the President of Aeolian Singers up to his recent death. He had an interest in all types of music though much of his career was in 'popular' music and he produced several hit records.  Alongside his own solo concert career, in 1985 he teamed up with his friend Richard Stilgoe and for seventeen years they toured the country with their two-man show.
Over the years he also composed orchestral, choral and ensemble music, music for many television programmes and for children composed two musicals - ‘Trolls' in 1991 and ‘The Magic Tree' in 1994.
He composed many carols and much sacred music for his own and other choirs.  He retired from performing in 2001 but continues to compose and at the request of the Aeolian Singers he composed a cantata for Christmas - 
"The Nativity".

PERFORMERS
Aeolian Singers with Stephen Jones - director of music & conductor
Royal Masonic School for Girls Choir, Rickmansworth - trainer Julia Whitbread
Chameleon Brass Quintet
Baritone Solos and scripture readings - Andrew Ashwin
Organ - Andrew Earis
Percussion - Malcolm Ball
Piano - Rita Fryer

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