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England, My England / Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Elgar, Edward : Lux aeterna
>Goss, John : Hymn
>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
>Goss, John : Psalm 23
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Rutter, John : Requiem
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : English Hymnal
>Tallis, Thomas : In manus tuas
>Gardiner, Henry Balfour : Te lucis ante terminum, for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
>Byrd, William : Ave verum corpus
>Miller, Edward : Hymn
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Beati quorum via
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Antiphon (Let all the world in every corner sing)
>Byrd, William : Gradualia, Volume 1
>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
>Harris, William H. : Faire Is the Heaven, for chorus
>Bairstow, Edward : Psalm 67
>Parsons, Robert : Ave Maria
>Bourgeois, Louis : All People That on Earth Do Dwell
>Parry, Charles H. : Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
>Holst, Gustav : I vow to thee, my country
>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Monk, William Henry : Abide with me
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Magnificat in G
>Purcell, Henry : Thou knowest, Lord, Z. 58c
>Gibbons, Orlando : Hosanna to the Son of David
>Scholefield, Clement Cotterill : Hymn
>Parry, Charles H. : Psalm 84 "Quam Dilecta!" for chorus
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Mass in G minor
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Greater Love Hath No Man, motet for treble, baritone, chorus & organ
>Tallis, Thomas : If ye love me
>Parry, Charles H. : Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune
>Britten, Benjamin : Jubilate Deo
>Gibbons, Orlando : Hymn
>Delius, Frederick : Songs (2) to be sung of a Summer Night on the Water
>Goodenough, David : O praise God in his holiness (Psalm 150), for chorus & organ
>Weelkes, Thomas : When David heard
>Parry, Charles H. : I Was Glad (Psalm 122), anthem for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
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Notes & Reviews:

This 2-CD compilation captures the quintessentially English sound of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge set in the singular acoustics of their magnificent chapel. Over the course of 40 tracks, this set covers coronation music, ancient and modern motets, psalms set to Anglican chant, favorite hymns, songs of solemn remembrance, and more. A perfect set for Anglophiles, fans of King's College, or connoisseurs of great choral music!

BBC Music Magazine
This anthology... is undeniably useful in gathering to one place these scattered gems of excellence, the more so the King's College performances guarantee a consistently high level of interpretation in repertoire they would regard as home territory.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music (UK)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Elgar, Edward : Lux aeterna
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Goss, John : Hymn
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1567

>Goss, John : Psalm 23
  • Performer: David Willcocks (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Rutter, John : Requiem :: Pie Jesu
  • Performer: Edward Saklatvala (Treble)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1985

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : English Hymnal
  • Performer: Edward Saklatvala (Treble)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1905

>Tallis, Thomas : In manus tuas
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1575

>Gardiner, Henry Balfour : Te lucis ante terminum, for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Byrd, William : Ave verum corpus :: "O Lord, God of Israel"), motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1605

>Miller, Edward : Hymn
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Beati quorum via
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1890

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Antiphon (Let all the world in every corner sing)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Byrd, William : Gradualia, Volume 1
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
  • Performer: David Hanson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music (UK)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Harris, William H. : Faire Is the Heaven, for chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Bairstow, Edward : Psalm 67 :: God be merciful unto us, and bless us
  • Performer: David Willcocks (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Parsons, Robert : Ave Maria
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1570

>Bourgeois, Louis : All People That on Earth Do Dwell
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Parry, Charles H. : Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Rutter, John : Requiem :: Requiem aeternam
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1985

>Holst, Gustav : I vow to thee, my country
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1921

>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1993

>Monk, William Henry : Abide with me :: Eventide)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1861

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Magnificat in G :: Magnificat in G
  • Performer: Alastair Hussain (Treble)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Purcell, Henry : Thou knowest, Lord, Z. 58c
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1695

>Gibbons, Orlando : Hosanna to the Son of David
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1610

>Scholefield, Clement Cotterill : Hymn :: St. Clement)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1874

>Parry, Charles H. : Psalm 84 "Quam Dilecta!" for chorus
  • Performer: David Willcocks (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Mass in G minor :: Kyrie
  • Performers: John Eaton (Treble); David Asch (Organ); Robin Doveton (Tenor); Nigel Perrin (Countertenor); David Willcocks (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920-1921

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Greater Love Hath No Man, motet for treble, baritone, chorus & organ
  • Performers: Michael Pearce (Treble); Paul Robinson (Treble)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1912

>Tallis, Thomas : If ye love me
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1565

>Parry, Charles H. : Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune :: Repton), anthem
  • Performer: Thomas Bullard (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Britten, Benjamin : Jubilate Deo
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Gibbons, Orlando : Hymn
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Delius, Frederick : Songs (2) to be sung of a Summer Night on the Water :: no 1
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Goodenough, David : O praise God in his holiness (Psalm 150), for chorus & organ
  • Performer: David Willcocks (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Weelkes, Thomas : When David heard
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Parry, Charles H. : I Was Glad (Psalm 122), anthem for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902