December 24th, 2009


Merry Christmas!

Jus and I are about to set off for Nottingham and York for the festive season. We'll be away for a few days, so don't expect quick responses to any e-mails!

I've just decanted and bottled my first batch of sloe gin - a little too soon for perfection, perhaps, but the bottles are for use as gifts. I've sampled the leftover sloe gin, and it's very good :)

I've been too busy recently with Taverner's Gloria Tibi Trinitas Mass to do any new Christmas music for you, but I've taken advantage of a few of the facilities in the more recent versions of Harmony Assistant to refurbish some that I did before.

ZumoDrive is turning out to be a good place to store files for general availability - 1Gb free storage, unlimited downloads - so that's where I'm keeping my MP3 files.

Here, then, in festive mood, are links for downloading William Byrd's Puer Natus Est, and Leontovych's Carol of the Bells.

I've nearly finished the Taverner Mass, so I'll be posting it (and probably the updated versions of Byrd's masses for 3, 4 and 5 voices) some time in January, all being well.

Have absolutely spiffy Christmases, all of you, and (should I not manage to post before then) an extraordinarily Happy New Year!