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Carols From King's / Cleobury, Choir Of King's College Cambridge


Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 9186  
Composer:  Henry John GauntlettTraditionalHenry Walford DaviesHerbert Howells,   ... 
Performer:  David GoodeAlexander Knight
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, is one of the world’s best-known choral groups. Founded in the 15th century, it ranks among the oldest of its kind, and, while originally created for singing the daily services in the college chapel, now enjoys an international tour schedule that has seen it perform all over Europe and beyond. Every Christmas Eve, millions of people tune in to watch the choir’s A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s – a service which has been continuously broadcast since 1928.

Recorded in 1994, this reissue joins the group’s already extensive discography of Christmas music – recordings that have enhanced its worldwide fame and reputation. The compilation mixes some of the best- loved
Read more traditionals, including Once in royal David’s city and O Come all ye faithful, with more recent repertoire – such as Rutter’s rousing What Sweeter Music and Judith Weir’s striking Illuminare, Jerusalem (specially commissioned by the choir for its 1985 annual service). Also featured are traditional German, French, Dutch and Polish carols (including two settings of Dulce Jubilo) – works which, together with Pa?rt’s enchanting Bogoro?ditse Dye?vo, contribute to a wonder- fully eclectic disc that provides over an hour of festive cheer.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• Performances by one of the world’s leading choral groups.
• The disc features standards alongside more contemporary carol repertoire.
• Recording made in 1994. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Rejoice and be merry by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
What sweeter music by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 2, A spotless rose by Herbert Howells
Performer:  David Goode (Organ), Alexander Knight (Baritone)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Chorale Preludes for Organ, Op. 39: Heer Jezus heeft een hofken by Flor Peeters
Performer:  David Goode (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
8.
King Jesus hath a garden by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Bogoroditse Devo by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Estonia 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
11.
Infant holy, infant lowly by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Poland 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Illuminare, Jerusalem by Judith Weir
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Quittez pasteurs by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: France 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: French 
15.
In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 197 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  David Goode (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
16.
In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
17.
The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 08/02/1994 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
19.
Personent hodie by Anonymous
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 1582; Sweden 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
20.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Venue:  Augustine Church-Museum, Toulouse 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Once in Royal David's City (version for choir)
Rejoice and Be Merry
Ding Dong (Ding Dong Merrily on High): Ding Dong Merrily on High
What Sweeter Music: What sweeter music
O Little Town of Bethlehem
A Spotless Rose
10 Orgelchorale, Op. 39: No. 10. King Jesus hath a Garden: 10 Orgelchorale, Op. 39: No. 10. Heer Jezus heeft een hofken
King Jesus hath a Garden
The Lamb
Bogoroditse Dyevo (Mother of God and Virgin)
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Illuminare, Jerusalem
While Shepherds Watched
Quittez pasteurs
In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 197
In dulci jubilo
The First Nowell
Coventry Carol
Personent hodie
Adeste fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful): O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)

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