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Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Christmas at King's College

Song NameComposer
Once In Royal David's City
A Great and Mighty Wonder
A Tender Shoot
A Virgin Most Pure
Adam Lay Ybounden
Alleluya, A New Work Is Come On Hand
Away In A Manger
Be Merry
Benedicamus Domino
The Birthday of Thy King
Bogoroditsye Dyevo
Christo Paremus Cantica
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
I Wonder As I Wander
I Sing Of A Maiden
Illuminare, Jerusalem
In Wintertime
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
The Infant King
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Jesus Christ The Apple Tree
The LambJohn Tavener
Morning Song For The Christ Child
Myn Lyking
No Small Wonder
Love Came Down At Christmas
Noel nouvelet
Nowel
The Truth Sent From Above
O Little Town of Bethlehem I
O Little Town of Bethlehem II
Of The Father's Heart Begotten
On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
Sai Sveta Nakti
O Come, All Ye Faithful
The Shepherd's Carol
Silent Night
Sleep, Little Jesus, Sleep
Suo-Gan
The Three Kings
What Sweeter Music
When Christ Was Born of Mary Free
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Readings and Repertoire for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Every Christmas Eve for decades, the world-renowned Choir of King's College Chapel, Cambridge has broadcast the Festival o Nine Lessons and Carols worldwide on BBC Radio (Carols from King's is also televised by the BBC every Christmas annually). It never fails to inspire and appeal by bringing together readings from the Christmas story with the singing of traditional carols in which all may join: classic Christmas arrangements for the choir and exciting newly-composed anthems that often become choral classics. For countless people the broadcast of Nine Lessons and Carols is a major part of the Christmas experience.

Now the King's College Director of Music, Stephen Cleobury, has created this album of forty-six of the most enduring choral pieces from the Festivals. Thirteen are published here for the first time, ten were specially commissioned for King's and seven are carols for choir and congregation. Wide ranging in sources, this collection includes arrangements by King's directors of music David Wilcocks, Philip Ledger and Stephen Cleobury and leading contemporary composers such as Richard Rodney Bennett, Bob Chilcott, Jonathan Dove, John Joubert, Roxanna Panufnik, Arvo Part, John Rutter, Peter Sculthorpe, John Tavener, and Judith Weir.

Christmas at King's includes a preface by Stephen Cleobury and a useful appendix of readings with relevant repertoire from the collection for those choirs who want to present their own Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Item code: 6617B | Songbook | $19.95 add item to cart
Choral | SATB | 256 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | England
884088501396 | 1849382670 | 14037543

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