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Best Loved Christmas Carols / King's College Choir

Audio Samples

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels from the Realms of Glory
>Ord, Boris : Adam lay ybounden
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Quelle est cette odeur agreable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>     Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
>Traditional, Christmas : While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (adapted from Handel)
>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (a.k.a. "We Three Kings")
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw A Maiden (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Traditional, Christmas : I look from afar (First Responsory of Advent Sunday at Matins, adapted from Palestrina)
>Praetorious, Michael : Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth
>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
>Traditional, Christmas : The Cherry Tree Carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : Song of the Nuns of Chester ("The Chester Carol") (English)
>Mathias, William : A babe is born, Op. 55
>Traditional, Christmas : A Maiden Most Gentle (French)
>Hadley, Patrick : I sing of a maiden
>Terry, Richard Runciman : Myn Lyking
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Scheidt, Samuel : Puer natus in Bethlehem
>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Hodie Christus natus est
>Gibbons, Orlando : Hosanna to the Son of David
>Weelkes, Thomas : Gloria in excelsis Deo
>Eccard, Johannes : When to the temple Mary went, motet for choir
>Chancelier, Philippe Le : Angelus ad virginem
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Nowell! Nowell! Nowell!
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Holst, Imogen : That Lord that lay in asse stall
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 368
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 729

Album Summary

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels from the Realms of Glory
>Ord, Boris : Adam lay ybounden
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Quelle est cette odeur agreable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Traditional, Christmas : While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (adapted from Handel)
>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (a.k.a. "We Three Kings")
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw A Maiden (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Traditional, Christmas : I look from afar (First Responsory of Advent Sunday at Matins, adapted from Palestrina)
>Praetorious, Michael : Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth
>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
>Traditional, Christmas : The Cherry Tree Carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : Song of the Nuns of Chester ("The Chester Carol") (English)
>Mathias, William : A babe is born, Op. 55
>Traditional, Christmas : A Maiden Most Gentle (French)
>Hadley, Patrick : I sing of a maiden
>Terry, Richard Runciman : Myn Lyking
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Scheidt, Samuel : Puer natus in Bethlehem
>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Hodie Christus natus est
>Gibbons, Orlando : Hosanna to the Son of David
>Weelkes, Thomas : Gloria in excelsis Deo
>Eccard, Johannes : When to the temple Mary went, motet for choir
>Chancelier, Philippe Le : Angelus ad virginem
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Nowell! Nowell! Nowell!
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Holst, Imogen : That Lord that lay in asse stall
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 368
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This is the perfect set for the Christmas Season! It features the very best holiday music from the Choir of Kings College, Cambridge, who have a rich tradition of recorded Christmas music for EMI Classics dating back to the 1960s.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Tom Armstrong (descant); Francis Grier, John Wells (organ).

Recording information: King's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (1964-1979).



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>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performers: Ian Hare (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Descant); David Willcocks (Descant)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1816

>Ord, Boris : Adam lay ybounden
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Performers: Thomas Armstrong [Composer/Conductor] (Descant); Francis Grier (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Performers: Francis Grier (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1666

>Traditional, Christmas : Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
  • Performers: Ian Hare (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1717.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1717

>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
  • Performers: Ian Hare (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1582

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Traditional, Christmas : While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (adapted from Handel)
  • Performers: Cambridge King's College Choir (Descant); John Wells (Organ); David Willcocks (Descant)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1728

>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1833

>Traditional, Christmas : Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performers: Cambridge King's College Choir (Baritone); Stephen Varcoe; John Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performers: Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ); John Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Cambridge King's College Choir (Baritone); Stephen Varcoe
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Performers: Cambridge King's College Choir (Descant); John Wells (Organ); David Willcocks (Descant)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1850

>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (a.k.a. "We Three Kings")
  • Performers: Cambridge King's College Choir (Baritone); Stephen Varcoe
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1856

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw A Maiden (Basque)
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performers: Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ); John Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performers: Ian Hare (Organ); George Jones (Brass); Cambridge King's College Choir (Brass); David Willcocks (Brass)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performers: Ian Hare (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Brass); Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Brass); David Willcocks (Brass)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Traditional, Christmas : I look from afar (First Responsory of Advent Sunday at Matins, adapted from Palestrina)
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.

>Praetorious, Michael : Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1925

>Traditional, Christmas : The Cherry Tree Carol
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1820

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

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performers: Thomas Trotter (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Traditional, Christmas : Song of the Nuns of Chester ("The Chester Carol") (English)
  • Performers: Thomas Trotter (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.

>Mathias, William : A babe is born, Op. 55
  • Performers: Thomas Trotter (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Christmas : A Maiden Most Gentle (French)
  • Performers: Thomas Trotter (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.

>Hadley, Patrick : I sing of a maiden
  • Performers: Francis Grier (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1936

>Terry, Richard Runciman : Myn Lyking
  • Performers: Ian Hare (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Performers: Ian Hare (Organ); Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 12th Century

>Scheidt, Samuel : Puer natus in Bethlehem
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Hodie Christus natus est
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1619

>Gibbons, Orlando : Hosanna to the Son of David
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1610

>Weelkes, Thomas : Gloria in excelsis Deo
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Eccard, Johannes : When to the temple Mary went, motet for choir
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Chancelier, Philippe Le : Angelus ad virginem
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Nowell! Nowell! Nowell!
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Holst, Imogen : That Lord that lay in assë stall
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 368
  • Performer: Cambridge King's College Choir
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
  • Performers: Cambridge King's College Choir (Organ); David Willcocks (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751