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Essential Carols / King's College Choir, Cambridge


Release Date: 10/11/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000530202   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnTraditionalRobert Lucas PearsallJohn Francis Wade,   ... 
Performer:  Sir Andrew DavisSimon PrestonHarvey Alan
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College ChoirLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sir Andrew Davis (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
3.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
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 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: 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 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Wood. 
7.
In dulci jubilo by Robert Lucas Pearsall
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in English and Latin. 
8.
Unto us is born a son by Traditional
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1582 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks.
This selection is sung in English and Latin. 
9.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
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
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
11.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Sir Andrew Davis (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams. 
12.
The holly and the ivy by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
14.
See amid the winter's snow by John Goss
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
15.
Past three o'clock by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Wood. 
16.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 12, Brich an, du schönes Morgenlicht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Adam lay ybounden by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in English and Latin. 
18.
Gabriel's message by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Basque Provinces 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
19.
Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  Sir Andrew Davis (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
21.
Rocking Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
22.
Rejoice and be merry by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
23.
Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Shaw. 
24.
The Three Kings by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Atkins. 
25.
As with gladness men of old by Conrad Kocher
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
26.
A great and mighty wonder by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
27.
The infant king by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Edgar Pettman; Sabine Baring-Gould. 
28.
Carols (3): Balulalow by Peter Warlock
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
29.
Crown of Roses by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
30.
Christ was born on Christmas Day by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: George Ratcliffe Woodward. 
31.
Blessed be that Maid Mary by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: George Ratcliffe Woodward; Sir David Willcocks. 
32.
Lute-book lullaby by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Shaw. 
33.
Myn lyking by Richard Runciman Terry
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Richard Runciman Terry. 
34.
Personent hodie, H 135 no 2 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1916-17; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
35.
In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
36.
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 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Shaw. 
37.
Shepherds in the field abiding by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: George Ratcliffe Woodward; Charles Wood.
This selection is sung in English and Latin. 
38.
Torches, for chorus & organ, Op. 7a by John Joubert
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
39.
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 
Length: 11 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 

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