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9 Lessons & Carols - King's College Choir, Stephen Cleobury

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With a TV and radio audience of millions, the annual broadcast of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is an essential Christmas tradition for families all over the world. The debut album from the Choir of King's College, Cambridge's own label features a specially recorded performance of this evergreen favorite that includes many of the most well-known Christmas carols as well as new commissions from some of today's most popular composers. The choir's performance faithfully recreates the service, opening with a lone treble singing Once in royal David's city and closing with a rousing chorus of Hark the herald angels sing. Each year, the choir's Director of Music Stephen Cleobury commissions a new carol, several of which are included on this album. In addition, John Rutter was commissioned to write a new carol All bells in paradise especially for this album. The Choir of King's College, Cambridge is one of the world s foremost choirs. It owes its existence to King Henry VI, who envisaged the daily singing of services in his magnificent chapel. The choir has been a breeding ground for numerous professional singers, many of whom will appear on forthcoming recordings from the new label.

Bach, J S:
In dulci jubilo
(voluntary)
Davies, T:
Christmas Eve
Dean, B:
Now comes the dawn
Gauntlett:
Once in Royal David's city
Goldschmidt, O:
A tender shoot has started
Hurford:
Sunny bank
Jackson, Gabriel:
The Christ-child
Mendelssohn:
Hark! the herald angels sing
Muldowney:
Mary ('The night when she first gave birth')
Ord:
Adam lay ybounden
Praetorius, M:
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
arr. Jan Sandström
Rautavaara:
Christmas Carol
Reger:
Wiegenlied, Op. 79d, 1
Rutter:
All bells in paradise
trad.:
Herefordshire Carol
arr. Vaughan Williams
In Dulci Jubilo
arr. Robert Lucas de Pearsall
A Virgin most pure
arr. Stephen Cleobury
Sussex Carol
arr. Philip Ledger
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
The Holly and the Ivy
arr. June Nixon
While Shepherds Watched
Ding dong! merrily on high
arr. Mack Wilberg
Tranchell:
If ye would hear the angels sing
Turnage:
Misere’ nobis
Villette:
Hymne à la Vierge, Op. 24
Wade, J F:
O come, all ye faithful
Weir:
Illuminare, Jerusalem
and nine lessons


Choir of King's College Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury