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The King's Christmas Collection / Choir Of King's College Cambridge


Release Date: 09/15/1998 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 66245   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnWilliam James KirkpatrickTraditionalFranz Xaver Gruber,   ... 
Performer:  Thomas TrotterFrancis GrierJohn [classical organ] WellsAdrian Partington,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Philip LedgerSir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This set includes the discs:
FAVORITE CAROLS FROM KING'S
A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS FROM KING'S
AN ADVENT PROCESSION WITH CAROLS FROM KING'S
CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM KING'S
This set includes the discs:
FAVORITE CAROLS FROM KING'S
A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS FROM KING'S
AN ADVENT PROCESSION WITH CAROLS FROM KING'S
CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM KING'S Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger 
2.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger 
3.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Francis Grier (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger 
4.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Performer:  John [classical organ] Wells (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks 
5.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger 
6.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger
This selection is followed by a reading by the Dean of the Collect for Christmas Eve and the Blessing. 
7.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger 
8.
In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Pearsall 
9.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger
This selection is followed by a reading by the Master over the Choristers from Haggai 2:6-9. 
10.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
11.
In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Performer:  John [classical organ] Wells (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
12.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 2, A spotless rose by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
13.
I sing of a maiden by Patrick Hadley
Performer:  Francis Grier (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1936; England 
14.
Up! Good Christian folk, and listen by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Notes: Arranged: Woodward 
15.
On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger
This selection is followed by a reading by a choral scholar from Isaiah 9. 
16.
Puer natus in Bethlehem by Samuel Scheidt
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1650; Halle, Germany 
17.
Resonet in laudibus by Jacob Handl
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger
This selection is followed by a reading by a chorister from Genesis 3. 
18.
Adam lay ybounden by Boris Ord
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
19.
Joseph and Mary by Traditional
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ), Charles Daniels (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Ralph Vaughan Williams
This selection is followed by a reading by the Director of Music from St. Luke 1. 
20.
A maiden most gentle by Traditional
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: France 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew Carter
This selection is followed by a reading by the Chaplain from St. Luke 2. 
21.
Chester Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1425 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger
This selection is followed by a reading by the Master over the Choristers from St. Luke 2. 
22.
Angels from the realms of glory by Traditional
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: France 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger
This selection is followed by a reading by a representative of the sister college at Eton from St. Matthew 2. 
23.
In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
24.
I look from afar by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
25.
Up, awake and away by Traditional
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Galicia 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger 
26.
All and some by John Byrt
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 
Notes: This selection is followed by a reading by the Chaplain from Isaiah 35:1-6. 
27.
King Jesus hath a garden by Traditional
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger 
28.
Gabriel's message by Traditional
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Basque Provinces 
Notes: Arranged: Edgar Pettman 
29.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme by Philipp Nicolai
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Notes: Arranged: J.S. Bach
This selection is followed by a reading by the Dean from St. Mark 1:1-4a & 7-15. 
30.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew Carter 
31.
My dancing day by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Van Kampen (Cello), Sir Andrew Davis (Organ), Douglas Whittaker (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Elizabeth Poston 
32.
Judah and Jerusalem by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Notes: This selection is followed by Prayers and the Blessing. 
33.
Lo! He comes with clouds descending by Traditional
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger 
34.
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
35.
Hodie Christus natus est by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
36.
O magnum mysterium by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572; Spain 
37.
Senex puerum portabat by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572; Spain 
38.
Gradualia, Volume 1: Part 2 - Hodie Beata Virgo Maria by William Byrd
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
39.
Hosanna to the Son of David by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
40.
Gloria in excelsis Deo by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
41.
Watts's Cradle Song by Stanley Taylor
Performer:  Sir Andrew Davis (Organ), Douglas Whittaker (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
42.
Sing a song of joy by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Robert Spencer (Lute), Christopher Van Kampen (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1613; England 
Notes: Arranged: E.H. Fellowes 
43.
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elisabeth Poston
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
Language: English 
44.
Most glorious lord of life by Martin Peerson
Performer:  Sir Andrew Davis (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
45.
That Lord that Lay in Assë Stall by Imogen Holst
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
46.
Where Riches is Everlastingly by Peter Warlock
Performer:  Sir Andrew Davis (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
47.
Nowell! Nowell! Nowell! by Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
48.
Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks 
49.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer:  John [classical organ] Wells (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Notes: Arranged: Sullivan and Willcocks 
50.
Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  Jason McCaldin (Treble), Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: A.H. Mann and Philip Ledger
This selection is followed by the Bidding Prayer, read by the Dean. 
51.
Personent hodie by Anonymous
Performer:  Ian Hare (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 1582; Sweden 
Notes: Arranged: Holst 
52.
Myn lyking by Richard Runciman Terry
Performer:  Ian Hare (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
53.
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 
Notes: Arranged: Atkins 
54.
Rorate caeli desuper by Anonymous
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: Scotland 
Notes: This selection is followed by a reading by a fellow of the college from Jeremiah 23:5-6. 
55.
'Twas in the year by Anonymous
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 10th Century 
Notes: Arranged: Charles Wood 
56.
Hodie Christus natus est by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
57.
Gradualia, Volume 2: Senex puerum portabat a 4 by William Byrd
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; England 
58.
Hosanna to the Son of David by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
59.
Maria, das Jungfräuelein by Johannes Eccard
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
60.
Angelus ad Virginem by Anonymous
Performer:  Douglas Whittaker (Flute), Sir Andrew Davis (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: Elizabeth Poston 
61.
I sing of a maiden by Traditional
Performer:  Sir Andrew Davis (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Lennox Berkeley 
62.
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry by Anonymous
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Philip Ledger
This selection is followed by a reading by the Vice Provost from St. Luke 1:26-35 & 38. 
63.
Come, thou Redeemer of the Earth by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Notes: This selection is followed by a reading by an undergraduate from Isaiah 40:1-8. 
64.
A babe is born, Op. 55 by William Mathias
Performer:  Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; Wales, UK 
Notes: This selection is followed by a reading by the Provost from St. John 1. 

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 Outstanding gift December 29, 2012 By Elizabeth G. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "I presented this collection to visiting friends from the UK and they were amazed that I would think of works that they loved. Interestingly enough they presented me with a single disc of Carols from Kings!" Report Abuse
 this is christmas December 24, 2012 By daniel abrahams (palm bay, FL) See All My Reviews "a collection of christmas music i recommend highly" Report Abuse
 A festive holiady collection December 24, 2012 By David B. (WATERTOWN, MA) See All My Reviews ""The King's Christmas Collection" is a festive seasonal serenade. The selections, familiar or otherwise, are sung and played with consistent joie de vivre. This is a musical bargain not to be missed." Report Abuse
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