Christmas at King's College

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/1998
  • Label: Emi Classics
  • UPC: 724356624528
  • Catalog Number: 66245

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Once in Royal David's City (5:16)
  2. 2 O little town of Bethlehem (3:31)
  3. 3 The First Nowell (4:55)
  4. 4 I saw three ships (1:44)
  5. 5 Personent hodie (2:41)
  6. 6 Myn Lyking (3:20)
  7. 7 A Spotless Rose (3:10)
  8. 8 Away in a manger (2:10)
  9. 9 I sing of a maiden (2:32)
  10. 10 O come, O come, Emmanuel (3:33)
  11. 11 While shepherds watched their flocks by night (from Este's Psalter) (2:53)
  12. 12 Up! good Christian folk and listen (1:17)
  13. 13 In the bleak midwinter (4:38)
  14. 14 Silent Night (3:07)
  15. 15 The Holly and the Ivy (3:11)
  16. 16 It came upon the midnight clear (3:32)
  17. 17 Weihnachtslieder No. 8: The Three Kings (2:43)
  18. 18 Sussex Carol (1:52)
  19. 19 A Child is born in Bethlehem (Ein Kind geborn zu Bethlehem) (2:32)
  20. 20 In dulci jubilo (3:29)
  21. 21 O come, all ye faithful (4:47)
  22. 22 Hark! the herald angels sing (4:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Once in royal David's city (5:36)
  2. 2 Bidding Prayer (3:43)
  3. 3 Resonet in laudibus (2:30)
  4. 4 First Lesson. Genesis 3 (1:43)
  5. 5 Adam lay ybounden (1:08)
  6. 6 Sussex Carol (On Christmas night all Christians sing) (2:02)
  7. 7 Second Lesson. Isaiah 9 (1:08)
  8. 8 Joseph and Mary (3:23)
  9. 9 Third Lesson. St. Luke 1 (2:09)
  10. 10 A Maiden most gentle (2:48)
  11. 11 Fourth Lesson. St. Luke 2 (1:12)
  12. 12 Stille Nacht! (2:58)
  13. 13 Chester Carol (Maker of the heavens fair) (2:46)
  14. 14 Fifth Lesson. St. Luke 2 (2:01)
  15. 15 Angels, from the realms of glory (2:39)
  16. 16 Sixth Lesson. St. Matthew 2 (2:36)
  17. 17 A Babe is born, Op. 53 (3:12)
  18. 18 Seventh Lesson. St. John 1 (2:00)
  19. 19 O come, all ye faithful (4:02)
  20. 20 Collect for Christmas Eve and the Blessing (1:17)
  21. 21 Hark! the herald angels sing (3:23)
  22. 22 In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 (2:41)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Matin Responsory. I look from afar (2:49)
  2. 2 Come, thou Redeemer of the earth (Veni, Redemptor gentium) (3:32)
  3. 3 First Lesson. Isaiah 40:1-8 (1:43)
  4. 4 Drop down, ye heavens, from above (Officia propria, 1673) (4:39)
  5. 5 Second Lesson. Jeremiah 23:5-6 (0:38)
  6. 6 O come, O come Emmanuel (3:37)
  7. 7 Third Lesson. Haggai 2:6-9 (1:07)
  8. 8 Up, awake and away! (1:26)
  9. 9 All and some (1:48)
  10. 10 Fourth Lesson. Isaiah 35:1-6 (1:30)
  11. 11 'Twas in the year that King Uzziah died (2:17)
  12. 12 The Cherry Tree Carol (1:51)
  13. 13 King Jesus has a garden (2:28)
  14. 14 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (Musikalisches Hand-Buch) (2:40)
  15. 15 Fifth Lesson. St. Luke 1:26-35 (2:20)
  16. 16 Gabriel's Message (2:33)
  17. 17 Wake, O wake! with tidings thrilling (3:38)
  18. 18 Sixth Lesson. St. Mark 1:1-4a, 7-15 (2:12)
  19. 19 I wonder as I wander (3:10)
  20. 20 Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (2:03)
  21. 21 Judah and Jerusalem, fear not (1:13)
  22. 22 Prayers and Blessing (2:14)
  23. 23 Lo! he comes with clouds descending (4:36)
  24. 24 Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661 (3:02)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Hodie Christus natus est (3:49)
  2. 2 Hodie Christus natus est (2:14)
  3. 3 O magnum mysterium (4:11)
  4. 4 Senex puerum portabat (4:12)
  5. 5 Senex puerum portabat a 4 (Gradualia, Vol. 1/ii) (2:58)
  6. 6 Hodie beata virgo Maria (3:40)
  7. 7 Hosanna to the Son of David (3:09)
  8. 8 Hosanna to the Son of David (2:10)
  9. 9 Gloria in excelsis Deo (4:08)
  10. 10 When to the temple Mary went (Maria, das Jungfräulein, ihr liebes Jesul (3:37)
  11. 11 Nowell! Nowell! Nowell! (1:50)
  12. 12 The Holly and the Ivy (3:49)
  13. 13 Angelus ad virginem (1:23)
  14. 14 Angelus ad virginem (2:38)
  15. 15 I sing of a maiden (2:43)
  16. 16 Watts' Cradle Song (2:55)
  17. 17 My Dancing Day (2:04)
  18. 18 Sing a song of joy (First Booke of Ayres "Divine and Morall Songs") (1:49)
  19. 19 Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (2:31)
  20. 20 Most glorious Lord of life (2:29)
  21. 21 That Lord that lay in assë stall (1:33)
  22. 22 Where Riches is Everlastingly (2:48)
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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
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, Text
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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