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Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols / Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury

Album Summary

>Glass, Philip : Facades
>Glass, Philip : Chaotic Harmony, song for voice & cello (for the film "Taiji
>Glass, Philip : Quartet for Strings no 3 ("Mishima")
>Glass, Philip : Taoist Sacred Dance, for piano & flute
>Glass, Philip : Glassworks
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

With a TV and radio audience of millions, the annual broadcast of the Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols is an essential Christmas tradition for families all over the world. The debut album from The Choir of King's College, Cambridge's own label features a specially recorded performance that faithfully recreates the service, from the opening with a lone treble singing Once in royal David's city to the choir's closing with the rousing carol Hark! the herald angels sing. Each year, the choir's Director of Music Stephen Cleobury commissions a new carol, several of which are included on this album. In addition, John Rutter was commissioned to write a new carol All bells in paradise especially for this album.

BBC Music Magazine
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, under Stephen Cleobury, is on terrific form at present.

Gramophone
A new recording by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge offers unadulterated pleasure.

The Times
I would happily sit in King's College Chapel listening to this choir for the rest of my days.

The Observer, October 2012
[All bells in paradise is] vintage Rutter: an instantly likable melody supported by comforting mulled wine and mince pie harmony. It's sure to be a favourite with choirs up and down the country for many Christmases to come.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sala Maffeiana del Teatro Filarmonico di Verona (02/2009).



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Works Details

>Glass, Philip : Facades
  • Performers: Massimo Mercelli (Flute); Carlo Boccadoro (Piano)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Cambridge Choir
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Glass, Philip : Chaotic Harmony, song for voice & cello (for the film "Taiji :: Chaotic Harmony")
  • Performers: Massimo Mercelli (Flute); Leonardo Sapere (Cello)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Glass, Philip : Quartet for Strings no 3 ("Mishima")
  • Ensemble: I Virtuosi Italiani
  • Notes: Composition written: 1985.
  • Running Time: 16 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1985

>Glass, Philip : Taoist Sacred Dance, for piano & flute
  • Performers: Massimo Mercelli (Flute); Carlo Boccadoro (Piano)
  • Ensemble: I Virtuosi Italiani
  • Running Time: 8 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Glass, Philip : Glassworks :: Facades
  • Performers: Massimo Mercelli (Flute); Carlo Boccadoro (Piano)
  • Ensemble: I Virtuosi Italiani
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981