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Choral Music of David Willcocks

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>Willcocks, David, Sir : Ceremony of Psalms, for chorus
>Traditional, English : The Lass of Richmond Hill, song
>Traditional, Scottish : Barbara Allen, folk song
>Traditional, English : Drink to me only with thine eyes, folk song
>Traditional : Early one morning
>Traditional, Scottish : Bobby Shaftoe, folksong
>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Rutter, John : What sweeter music
>Willcocks, David, Sir : Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, for chorus & organ
>Willcocks, Jonathan : Where the mind is without fear, for chorus & organ
>Willcocks, David, Sir : Sing!, for chorus (after the toccata from Widor's Organ Symphony no 5)
>Anonymous : God Save the Queen (National Anthem, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland)

Album Summary

>Willcocks, David, Sir : Ceremony of Psalms, for chorus
>Traditional, English : The Lass of Richmond Hill, song
>Traditional, Scottish : Barbara Allen, folk song
>Traditional, English : Drink to me only with thine eyes, folk song
>Traditional : Early one morning
>Traditional, Scottish : Bobby Shaftoe, folksong
>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Rutter, John : What sweeter music
>Willcocks, David, Sir : Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, for chorus & organ
>Willcocks, Jonathan : Where the mind is without fear, for chorus & organ
>Willcocks, David, Sir : Sing!, for chorus (after the toccata from Widor's Organ Symphony no 5)
>Anonymous : God Save the Queen (National Anthem, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland)
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Notes & Reviews:

David Willcocks' eight decade-long career has included posts in many of the finest musical establishments in the United Kingdom. Born in 1919, Willcocks served in World War II and then became organist at Salisbury and Worcester Cathedrals, was director of music at King's College and a principal of the Royal College of Music. He has conducted the Bach Choir for 40 years. This recording is a celebration of his music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-).



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>Willcocks, David, Sir : Ceremony of Psalms, for chorus
  • Performers: Matthew Sandy; Peter Stevens (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, English : The Lass of Richmond Hill, song
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, Scottish : Barbara Allen, folk song
  • Performer: Jonathan Kanagasooriam
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1666

>Traditional, English : Drink to me only with thine eyes, folk song
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: by 1780

>Traditional : Early one morning
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, Scottish : Bobby Shaftoe, folksong
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
  • Performer: Peter Stevens (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1833

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performer: Peter Stevens (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Peter Stevens (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Rutter, John : What sweeter music
  • Performer: Peter Stevens (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Willcocks, David, Sir : Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Simon Chambers (Cantor); Peter Stevens (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Willcocks, Jonathan : Where the mind is without fear, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Peter Stevens (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Willcocks, David, Sir : Sing!, for chorus (after the toccata from Widor's Organ Symphony no 5)
  • Performer: Jane Watts (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Ensemble: Royal College Of Music Brass Ensemble
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Anonymous : God Save the Queen (National Anthem, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland)
  • Performer: Jane Watts (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Ensemble: Royal College Of Music Brass Ensemble
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (2010-01-19_2010-01-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1740