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Christmas At King's College, Cambridge / David Willcocks

Willcocks / King's College Choir / Preston
Release Date: 10/16/2012 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1190   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Francis WadeWilliam James KirkpatrickTraditionalVarious
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The number of boy choristers was fixed at 16 by King Henry in 1453 and it is 16 still. While originally there were six lay clerks, there are now 12 choral scholars, who are undergraduates of the college studying for degrees. Willcocks therefore lost about a third of his most experienced singers every year, as the boys' voices break and the men graduate... There is, however, a compensatory factor in that much of the music for which the choir is famous is new to a third of its members each year, thus contributing to the remarkable vitality and spontaneity of the singing." -- Gramophone

Nineteen Christmas favorites from one of England's finest choirs. Includes time-honored songs including: O Come All Ye Faithful;
Read more Away in a Manger; God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen; and the Coventry Carol. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
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 
2.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
3.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
4.
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 
5.
Christmas Carol(s) by Various
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir

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