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Carols from King's College Cambridge - 50 traditional carols / Choir of King's College, Cambridge. Willcocks, Ledger, Cleobury

Album Summary

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional : O Come All Ye Faithful
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Traditional, Christmas : While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (adapted from Handel)
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels from the Realms of Glory
>Ord, Boris : Adam lay ybounden
>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (Die Könige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw A Maiden (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : A Maiden Most Gentle (French)
>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol ("Now the Holly Bears a Berry") (a.k.a. St. Day Carol)
>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
>Traditional, Christmas : The Cherry Tree Carol
>Hadley, Patrick : I sing of a maiden
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>Sullivan, Arthur : It came upon the midnight clear, for chorus (NOT a setting of "Noel;" from "5 Sacred Partsongs")
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Terry, Richard Runciman : Myn Lyking
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Ebeling, Johann Georg : All my heart this night rejoices
>Rutter, John : Dormi, Jesu
>Flecha, Matheo : Riu, riu, chiu
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : O Jesulein süss, sacred song for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch no 203), BWV 493 (BC F234)
>Traditional, Christmas : Shepherd's Cradle Song
>Traditional, Christmas : How Far Is It to Bethlehem?, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : The Truth From Above
>Traditional, Christmas : Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
>Ravenscroft, Thomas : Remember, O thou man (from Melismata, 1611)
>Traditional, Christmas : Quittez pasteurs (O come away ye shepherds) (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Lord at first did Adam make
>Traditional, Christmas : The infant King (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : A Child Is Born in Bethlehem (The Dutch Carol)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : And All in the Morning ("On Christmas Day"), carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English
>Traditional, Christmas : Of the Father's heart begotten (A Christmas Procession)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

On Christmas Eve 1919, King's College, Cambridge, began its annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, and thus added an extra stamp of propriety to tunes that were originally simple folksongs. Faced with the task of supplying a variety of Christmas music, the successive organists of King's have turned their hand to carol arrangements. Most celebrated are those by Sir David Willcocks, whose name must now be familiar to carol singers throughout the English-speaking world. These carols are presented here alongside paintings from the National Gallery depicting the Christmas story.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.



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>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Ensemble: Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performer: John Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Ensemble: Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional : O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Ensemble: Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Stephen Varcoe
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Traditional, Christmas : While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (adapted from Handel)
  • Performer: John Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1728

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performer: Benjamin Bayl (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Performer: Benjamin Bayl (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1982

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1816

>Ord, Boris : Adam lay ybounden
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (Die Könige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
  • Performer: Stephen Varcoe
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1859

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw A Maiden (Basque)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1717.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1717

>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1833

>Traditional, Christmas : A Maiden Most Gentle (French)
  • Performer: Thomas Trotter (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
  • Performer: Gareth Morrell (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol ("Now the Holly Bears a Berry") (a.k.a. St. Day Carol)
  • Performer: Francis Grier (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1925

>Traditional, Christmas : The Cherry Tree Carol
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1820

>Hadley, Patrick : I sing of a maiden
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1936

>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1582

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Performer: Francis Grier (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Performer: Francis Grier (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1868

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1666

>Sullivan, Arthur : It came upon the midnight clear, for chorus (NOT a setting of "Noel;" from "5 Sacred Partsongs")
  • Performer: John Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performer: John Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 12th Century

>Terry, Richard Runciman : Myn Lyking
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Ebeling, Johann Georg : All my heart this night rejoices
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Rutter, John : Dormi, Jesu
  • Performer: Benjamin Bayl (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1999

>Flecha, Matheo : Riu, riu, chiu
  • Performer: Julian Perkins
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : O Jesulein süss, sacred song for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch no 203), BWV 493 (BC F234)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Traditional, Christmas : Shepherd's Cradle Song
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : How Far Is It to Bethlehem?, carol
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : The Truth From Above
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Ravenscroft, Thomas : Remember, O thou man (from Melismata, 1611)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Quittez pasteurs (O come away ye shepherds) (French)
  • Performers: Bob Chilcott (Treble); Francis Grier (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : The Lord at first did Adam make
  • Performer: John Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : The infant King (Basque)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : A Child Is Born in Bethlehem (The Dutch Carol)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1599

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : And All in the Morning ("On Christmas Day"), carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1919

>Traditional, Christmas : Of the Father's heart begotten (A Christmas Procession)
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1582

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
  • Performer: Thomas Trotter (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751