Nine Lessons & Carols [2010 Service] ()

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composed by Boris Ord, Brett Dean, Christmas Traditional, Dominic Muldowney, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Felix Mendelssohn, Gabriel Jackson, Henry John Gauntlett, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Francis Wade, John Rutter, Judith Weir, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Max Reger

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a set of nine Scripture readings related to the Christmas story alternating with carols and other short musical compositions, has proven remarkably successful since the festival's introduction at King's College, Cambridge, in 1918. For many years the music consisted mostly of arrangements of traditional carols, but beginning in 1983 new carols and hymns were commissioned from well-established composers, mostly but not exclusively British. The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, is ...

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  1. Once in Royal David's City, carol
  2. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings
  3. Traditional Carols from Herefordshire (12) for chorus or voice & piano: Herefordshire Carol
  4. Adam Lay Y-Bounden, carol
  5. A Virgin Most Pure (English)
  6. In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  7. If ye would hear the angels sing, for chorus
  8. Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  9. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  10. A Tender Shoot, for chorus
  11. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), for chorus
  12. Hymne à la Vierge, for chorus
  13. Sunny Bank, carol for chorus & organ
  14. Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby: "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 76/52
  15. The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  16. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (adapted from Handel)
  17. Illuminare, Jerusalem, carol
  18. Joulun virsi, elämän virsi (Christmas Carol), 3 versions, for children's, male, and mixed chorus
  19. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  20. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  21. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)
  22. In dulci jubilo (II), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 729 (BC K115)
  23. The Christ-Child, for chorus
  24. Now Comes the Dawn, carol for chorus & organ
  25. Miseré nobis, for chorus & organ
  26. Mary, for chorus
  27. Christmas Eve, carol for chorus & organ
  28. All Bells in Paradise, carol for chorus & organ
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Nine Lessons & Carols [2010 Service]
2012, King's College Choir

UPC: 822231700128


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