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Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Essential Carols

Song NameComposer
Hark! the Herald Angels SingFelix Mendelssohn / Wesley
The First Nowell
While shepherds watched their flocks by nightTate
I Saw Three Ships
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
King Jesus Hath A Garden
In dulci jubilo
Unto Us Is Born A Son
O Come, All Ye FaithfulWade / Oakley
Away in a mangerKirkpatrick
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The Holly and the Ivy
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
See Amid the Winter's Snow
Past Three O'clock
Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio)Bach / Henrici
Adam Lay Y BoundenOrd
Gabriel's Message
Once in Royal David's CityGauntlett
Sussex Carol
Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep
Rejoice and Be Merry
The Cherry Tree Carol
The Three KingsCornelius
As With Gladness, Men of Old
A Great And Mighty WonderMichael Praetorius
The infant King
BalulalowWarlock / Wedderburn
Legend (When Jesus Christ was but a child)Tchaikovsky / Pleshchev
Christ was born on Christmas day
Blessed Be That Maid Mary
Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang
Myn Lyking
Personent Hodie (On this day Earth shall ring)
In the Bleak MidwinterDarke / Rossetti
Coventry Carol
Shepherds, In the field abiding
TorchesJohn Joubert

Directed by David Willcocks

Another fine collection of Christmas carols from the Anglican tradition.Some albums are tailor-made for Christmas Eve listening, the cozy musical equivalent of a roaring fire, a mug of eggnog, and the bright lights on the tree. The morning of Christmas Day requires something else entirely, and that's when this set of Essential Carols from the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, will fit the bill, with the angelically pure voices of young British choristers blending to the strains of traditional carols both familiar and little-known. This is Christmas music sung the old-fashioned way, its simplicity and spiritual warmth not compromised by big operatic voices or pop personalities. Recorded under the direction of David Willcocks between 1959 and '65, these performances sound truly timeless today, and no matter how knowledgeable you are about Christmas music, you'll find some surprises among these 38 carols.

Item code: 7949C | 2 CDs | $16.95 add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Male | England

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