A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols: The Centenary Service

 
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A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols: The Centenary Service
Choir of King's College Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury

[ King's College Cambridge / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 8 November 2019

In 2018 the Choir of King's College celebrated 100 years of Nine Lessons & Carols, the iconic festival that is enjoyed by millions around the world each year at Christmas time. Conducted by Stephen Cleobury, this landmark performance is now available on the official anniversary release from King's College Recordings.

Captured in the highest quality and presented in a stunning hardback book with over 60 pages of notes, commentary and photos documenting the festival's legacy, Nine Lessons & Carols: The Centenary Service is the definitive account of the anniversary service and the opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime piece of musical history.

Tracks:

CD
Processional Hymn
1 | 1 Once in royal David's City H. J. Gauntlett and A. H. Mann, desc. S. Cleobury

2 | 2 The Bidding Prayer, Lord's Prayer and Benediction

Invitatory Carol
3 | 3 Up! good Christen folk | Piæ Cantiones, harm. G. R. Woodward
4 | 4 First Lesson

Carols
5 | 5 Adam lay ybounden | Boris Ord
6 | 6 Jesus Christ the apple tree | Elizabeth Poston
7 | 7 Second Lesson

Carols
8 | 8 In dulci jubilo | German traditional, arr. Robert Lucas de Pearsall
- | 9 I saw three ships | English traditional, arr. Simon Preston
9 | 10 Third Lesson

Carol
10 | 11 Nowell sing we | Mediæval, ed. Stephen Cleobury

Congregational Hymn
11 | 12 Unto us is born a Son | Piæ Cantiones, arr. David Willcocks
12 | 13 Fourth Lesson

Carols
13 | 14 A Spotless Rose | Herbert Howells
14 | 15 The Lamb | John Tavener
15 | 16 Fifth Lesson

Carol
16 | 17 Joys Seven | Traditional, arr. Stephen Cleobury

Anthem
17 | 18 Bogoróditse Dyevo | Arvo Pärt
18 | 19 Sixth Lesson

Carol
19 | 20 What sweeter music | John Rutter
Anthem
20 | 21 Stille Nacht | Franz Gruber, arr. Philip Ledger
21 | 22 Seventh Lesson

Carol
22 | 23 In the bleak mid-winter | Harold Darke

Congregational Hymn
- | 24 While shepherds watched their flocks by night | After C Tye, desc. Stephen Cleobury
23 | 25 Eighth Lesson

Carols
24 | 26 O mercy divine | Judith Weir 25 | 27 Sir Christèmas | William Mathias
26 | 28 Ninth Lesson

Congregational Hymn
27 | 29 O come, all ye faithful | Adeste fideles, desc. David Willcocks
28 | 30 Collect and Blessing

Congregational Hymn
29 | 31 Hark! the herald angels sing | Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, desc. Stephen Cleobury
Organ Voluntary
30 | 32 In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 | Johann Sebastian Bach