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Essential Carols / King's College Choir, Cambridge


Release Date: 08/01/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 4756655   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnTraditionalJohn Francis WadeWilliam James Kirkpatrick,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Essential Carols is a jam-packed long-playing double CD of the most popular Christmas songs of all-time from the critically acclaimed King’s College Choir of Cambridge. The Choir has been in existence since the time of King Henry VI (circa 1450), who envisioned the daily singing of services in his magnificent chapel. The Choir is made up of 30 versatile singers who have performed all over the world. Essential Carols is a jam-packed long-playing double CD of the most popular Christmas songs of all-time from the critically acclaimed King’s College Choir of Cambridge. The Choir has been in existence since the time of King Henry VI (circa 1450), who envisioned the daily singing of services in his magnificent chapel. The Choir is made up of 30 versatile singers who have performed all over the world. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: English 
2.
The first nowell by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Language: English 
3.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Language: English 
4.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Language: English 
5.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Language: English 
6.
King Jesus hath a garden by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Language: English 
7.
Gaudete: In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Language: Latin 
8.
Unto us is born a son by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1582 
Language: English 
9.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Language: Latin 
10.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Language: English 
11.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
12.
The holly and the ivy by Henry Walford Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
13.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Language: English 
14.
See amid the winter's snow by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Language: English 
15.
Past three o'clock by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: 16th Century; England 
Language: English 
16.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 12, Brich an, du schönes Morgenlicht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
17.
Adam lay ybounden by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
18.
Gabriel's message by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Basque Provinces 
Language: English 
19.
Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Language: English 
20.
On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Language: English 
21.
Rocking Carol by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Language: English 
22.
Rejoice and be merry by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Language: English 
23.
Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Language: English 
24.
The Three Kings by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Language: English 
25.
As with gladness men of old by Conrad Kocher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; England 
Language: English 
26.
A great and mighty wonder by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Language: English 
27.
The infant king by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Language: English 
28.
Carols (3): Balulalow by Peter Warlock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Language: English 
29.
Crown of Roses by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Language: English 
30.
Christ was born on Christmas Day by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Language: English 
31.
Blessed be that Maid Mary by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Language: English 
32.
Lute-book lullaby by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Language: English 
33.
Myn lyking by Richard Runciman Terry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Language: English 
34.
Personent hodie by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 1582; Sweden 
Language: English 
35.
In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Language: English 
36.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Language: English 
37.
Shepherds in the field abiding by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Language: English 
38.
Torches, for chorus & organ, Op. 7a by John Joubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Language: English 
39.
Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Language: English 

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