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Noël- Christmas At King's / Willcocks, King's College Choir


Release Date: 10/17/1995 
Label:  London/Decca Double Decker Catalog #: 444848   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnTraditionalJohann Sebastian BachJohn Francis Wade,   ... 
Performer:  Harvey Alan
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College ChoirLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 1 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Willcocks 
3.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Tate 
4.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Woodward.
This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
6.
King Jesus hath a garden by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Woodward 
7.
In dulci jubilo, BWV 368 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
8.
Unto us is born a son by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1582 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Willcocks 
9.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Vaughan Williams 
12.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Walford Davies 
13.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
See amid the winter's snow by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Willcocks 
15.
Past three o'clock by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Woodward 
16.
Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Willcocks 
18.
Rocking by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Willcocks 
19.
Rejoice and be merry by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
Joseph was an old man by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Date of Recording: 1960 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Shaw 
21.
As with gladness men of old by Conrad Kocher
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; England 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Willcocks 
22.
A great and mighty wonder by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Praetorius 
23.
The infant king by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Pettman 
24.
Carols (3): Balulalow by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
25.
Crown of Roses by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
26.
Christ was born on Christmas Day by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Woodward 
27.
Blessed be that Maid Mary by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Willcocks 
28.
Lute-book lullaby by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Shaw 
29.
Personent hodie, H 135 no 2 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1916-17; England 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
30.
In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
31.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Shaw 
32.
Shepherds in the field abiding by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Wood 
33.
Torches, for chorus & organ, Op. 7a by John Joubert
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
34.
Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Harvey Alan (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 11 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
35.
Myn lyking by Richard Runciman Terry
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
36.
Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8: no 3, Die Könige by Peter Cornelius
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856/1870; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Atkins 

Sound Samples

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
The First Nowell
While Shepherds Watched
I Saw Three Ships
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
King Jesus Hath A Garden
In Dulci Jubilo
Unto Us Is Born A Son
Adeste Fideles (O come, all ye faithful)
Away In A Manger
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
The Holly And The Ivy
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
See Amid The Winter's Snow
Past Three o' Clock
Once in Royal David's City
Sussex Carol (On Christmas Night)
Rocking Carol: 'Little Jesu sweetly sleep'
Rejoice And Be Merry
The Cherry Tree Carol (Joseph was an old man)
The Three Kings
As With Gladness Men Of Old
Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen (Speierisches Gesangbuch, Köln, 1599) - Wds: St. Germanus. Trans. Neale. as "A Great and Mighty Wonder"
The Infant King (Old Basque)
Balulalow
Legenda (Legend;The Crown of Roses) Op.54, No.5 - Trans. Geoffrey Dearmer
Christ Was Born On Christmas Day
Blessed Be That Maid Mary
The Lute-Book Lullaby, 'Sweet Was The Song The Virgin Sang'
Myn Lyking
Personent Hodie - carol 14th c. Germany. Words from Piae Cantiones, 1582 - Arr. Holst
In The Bleak Midwinter
Coventry Carol
Shepherds In The Field Abiding
Torches
Fantasia On Christmas Carols

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