Richard Rodney Bennett's Nowell, Nowell, Tidings True sets a 15th century carol that tells of the Angel Gabriel's visit to the Virgin Mary.
This work is for SATB choir unaccompanied. Duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds.
Richard Rodney Bennett's spiky arrangement of the carol Nowell, nowell, tidings true, dating from 1963, is reissued, with its alternation of unaccompanied solo-voice verse, and differently realised choral refrains following the medieval pattern.
- Organists Review, December 2017