Christmas at King's College

Christmas at King's College

by Choir of King's College, Cambridge
The King's Christmas Collection contains four albums from the Choir of King's College, Cambridge -- Favorite Carols, A Festival of Lessons and Carols, An Advent Procession with Carols, Christmas Music -- in one box set. Since a few of these albums were out of print for several years


The King's Christmas Collection contains four albums from the Choir of King's College, Cambridge -- Favorite Carols, A Festival of Lessons and Carols, An Advent Procession with Carols, Christmas Music -- in one box set. Since a few of these albums were out of print for several years prior to this 1998 release, the box set was welcome indeed, even if longtime fans will likely own many of the records in this set. Nevertheless, the King's Choir is exceptional, and each record has its own distinctive flavor, making this an excellent choice for listeners wanting a varied, comprehensive collection of choral Christmas music.

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Emi Classics

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Disc 1

  1. Once in Royal David's City
  2. O little town of Bethlehem
  3. The First Nowell
  4. I saw three ships
  5. Personent hodie
  6. Myn Lyking
  7. A Spotless Rose
  8. Away in a manger
  9. I sing of a maiden
  10. O come, O come, Emmanuel
  11. While shepherds watched their flocks by night (from Este's Psalter)
  12. Up! good Christian folk and listen
  13. In the bleak midwinter
  14. Silent Night
  15. The Holly and the Ivy
  16. It came upon the midnight clear
  17. Weihnachtslieder No. 8: The Three Kings
  18. Sussex Carol
  19. A Child is born in Bethlehem (Ein Kind geborn zu Bethlehem)
  20. In dulci jubilo
  21. O come, all ye faithful
  22. Hark! the herald angels sing

Disc 2

  1. Once in royal David's city
  2. Bidding Prayer
  3. Resonet in laudibus
  4. First Lesson. Genesis 3
  5. Adam lay ybounden
  6. Sussex Carol (On Christmas night all Christians sing)
  7. Second Lesson. Isaiah 9
  8. Joseph and Mary
  9. Third Lesson. St. Luke 1
  10. A Maiden most gentle
  11. Fourth Lesson. St. Luke 2
  12. Stille Nacht!
  13. Chester Carol (Maker of the heavens fair)
  14. Fifth Lesson. St. Luke 2
  15. Angels, from the realms of glory
  16. Sixth Lesson. St. Matthew 2
  17. A Babe is born, Op. 53
  18. Seventh Lesson. St. John 1
  19. O come, all ye faithful
  20. Collect for Christmas Eve and the Blessing
  21. Hark! the herald angels sing
  22. In dulci jubilo, BWV 729

Disc 3

  1. Matin Responsory. I look from afar
  2. Come, thou Redeemer of the earth (Veni, Redemptor gentium)
  3. First Lesson. Isaiah 40:1-8
  4. Drop down, ye heavens, from above (Officia propria, 1673)
  5. Second Lesson. Jeremiah 23:5-6
  6. O come, O come Emmanuel
  7. Third Lesson. Haggai 2:6-9
  8. Up, awake and away!
  9. All and some
  10. Fourth Lesson. Isaiah 35:1-6
  11. 'Twas in the year that King Uzziah died
  12. The Cherry Tree Carol
  13. King Jesus has a garden
  14. On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (Musikalisches Hand-Buch)
  15. Fifth Lesson. St. Luke 1:26-35
  16. Gabriel's Message
  17. Wake, O wake! with tidings thrilling
  18. Sixth Lesson. St. Mark 1:1-4a, 7-15
  19. I wonder as I wander
  20. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
  21. Judah and Jerusalem, fear not
  22. Prayers and Blessing
  23. Lo! he comes with clouds descending
  24. Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661

Disc 4

  1. Hodie Christus natus est
  2. Hodie Christus natus est
  3. O magnum mysterium
  4. Senex puerum portabat
  5. Senex puerum portabat a 4 (Gradualia, Vol. 1/ii)
  6. Hodie beata virgo Maria
  7. Hosanna to the Son of David
  8. Hosanna to the Son of David
  9. Gloria in excelsis Deo
  10. When to the temple Mary went (Maria, das Jungfräulein, ihr liebes Jesul
  11. Nowell! Nowell! Nowell!
  12. The Holly and the Ivy
  13. Angelus ad virginem
  14. Angelus ad virginem
  15. I sing of a maiden
  16. Watts' Cradle Song
  17. My Dancing Day
  18. Sing a song of joy (First Booke of Ayres "Divine and Morall Songs")
  19. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  20. Most glorious Lord of life
  21. That Lord that lay in assë stall
  22. Where Riches is Everlastingly

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Choir of King's College, Cambridge   Primary Artist,Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Robert Spencer   Lute
Stephen Varcoe   Baritone (Vocal)
David Willcocks   Conductor,Descant
Philip Ledger   Organ,Conductor,Descant,Readings
Charles Daniels   Tenor (Vocal)
George Ratcliffe Woodward   Harmony
Armstrong   Descant
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble   Brass Ensemble
Adrian Partington   Organ
Thomas Armstrong   Descant
Christopher van Kampen   Cello
Andrew Davis   Organ
Francis Grier   Organ
Arthur Henry Mann   Harmony
Thomas Trotter   Organ
Gareth Morrell   Baritone (Vocal)
Ian Hare   Organ
Jason McCaldin   Treble Vocals
John Wells   Organ
William Hayman Cummings   Harmony
David Whitaker   Flute

Technical Credits

Benjamin Britten   Composer
William Byrd   Composer
Peter Cornelius   Composer
Orlando Gibbons   Composer
Gustav Holst   Arranger
Herbert Howells   Composer
William Mathias   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina   Composer
Michael Praetorius   Composer
Samuel Scheidt   Composer
Arthur Sullivan   Arranger
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck   Composer
Ralph Vaughan Williams   Arranger,Composer
Tomás Luis de Victoria   Composer
Peter Warlock   Composer
Thomas Weelkes   Composer
John Jacob Niles   Composer
Thomas Campion   Composer
Johannes Eccard   Composer
Henry John Gauntlett   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Jacobus Handl (Gallus)   Composer
William James Kirkpatrick   Composer
Lennox Berkeley   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Andrew Carter   Arranger,Text
R.L. Pearsall   Arranger,Text Translation
Edgar Pettman   Arranger,Composer
Stanley Taylor   Composer
Isaac Watts   Text
David Willcocks   Arranger,Composer,Text
Charles Wood   Arranger
Philip Ledger   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation,translation
Philipp Nicolai   Composer
Robert Lucas Pearsall   Arranger,Text Translation
Martin Peerson   Composer
Neville Boyling   Engineer
William Thomas Brooke   Text Translation
Thomas Alexander Lacey   translation
J.M. Neale   translation
Frederick Oakeley   translation,Text Translation
Elizabeth Poston   Arranger,Composer
John Willan   Producer
Catherine Winkworth   Text Translation
George Ratcliffe Woodward   Arranger,Text Translation
Joseph Mohr   Text
Elizabeth Maconchy   Composer
Martin Madan   Adaptation
Christina Rossetti   Text
Nahum Tate   Text
Phillips Brooks   Text
John Cennick   Text
Harold Darke   Composer
Henry Walford Davies   Arranger
John Mason Neale   Text Translation
Boris Ord   Composer
Janice Chandler   translation
Derek Forss   Cover Photo
Atkins   Arranger
Edmund Spenser   Text
Ronald Kinloch Anderson   Producer
Mrs. C. F. Alexander   Text
Christopher Bishop   Producer
Spoken Word   Composer
James Montgomery   Text
Richard Runciman Terry   Composer
German Anonymous   Composer
Edmund H. Sears   Text
Christmas Traditional   Composer
St. Ambrose   Text
Philippe Le Chancelier   Composer,Text
Imogen Holst   Composer
John Byrt   Composer
Charles Coffin   Text
Sabine Baring-Gould   Text
Patrick Hadley   Composer
Thomas Olivers   Composer
John Chandler   Text Translation
Michael Till   Liner Notes
Charles Wesley   Text
Robert Gooch   Engineer
John Troutbeck   Text
Francis Cranford Burkitt   Text Translation

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