CHOIR OF KING'S COLLEGE Argo Recordings

THE CHOIR OF KING'S COLLEGE
The complete Argo Recordings

The Choir of King's College Cambridge
David Willcocks
Int. Release 16 Oct. 2015
29 CDs
0289 478 8918 2


Track List

CD 1: Gibbons: Verse Anthems

Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

Second Preces and Proper Psalm for Whitsunday (Ps. 145, vv.1-14)

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

3.
1:48

Simon Preston

4.
11:57

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, The Jacobean Consort Of Viols, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

5.
0:53

Simon Preston

6.
5:28

Verse Anthem: This is the Record of John St. John, I, vv. 19-23

Anthem: See, See The Word Is Incarnate

Verse Anthem: Glorious and Powerful God

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, The Jacobean Consort Of Viols, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 45:06

CD 2: A Festival Of Lessons & Carols 1958

Henry John Gauntlett (1805 - 1876)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

Noel Gilroy Annan

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Sung in English

Robert Tear, Anthony Seddon, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

The Bible

4.
1:43

Anthony Seddon

Boris Ord (1897 - 1961)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

The Bible

6.
1:15

Hanmer Webb-Peploe

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

The Bible

8.
2:43

John Barton

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

The Bible

12.
1:39

Donald Beves

Anonymous
13.
3:35

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

The Bible

George Rylands

William James Kirkpatrick (1838 - 1921)
15.
2:21

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

The Bible

17.
2:11

Alec Vidler

John Francis Wade (1711 - 1786), David Willcocks (1919 - 2015)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

The Bible

19.
1:54

Noel Gilroy Annan

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

Anonymous
William James Kirkpatrick (1838 - 1921)
22.
2:21

Anonymous
Traditional
Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 1:05:18

CD 3: Byrd: Mass in 5 Parts; Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis

William Byrd (1543 - 1623)
Mass For Five Voices

1.
1:49

2.
5:29

3.
10:26

5.
4:05

The Great Service

Ed. Fellowes

6.
10:29

7.
6:02

Ave verum corpus

8.
4:29

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 47:06

CD 4: Bach, J.S.: Jesu, Priceless Treasure

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Jesu meine Freude Motet, BWV 227

English Translation adapted from N. Bartholomew

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Bernard Richards, Francis Baines, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

Musicalisches Gesangbuch von G. C. Schemelli

Sung in English

William Horsley (1774 - 1858)
William Tans'ur (1706 - 1783)
Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625)
Edward Miller (1735 - 1807)
Friedrich Filitz (1804 - 1876)
Will Henry Monk (1823 - 1889)
24.
4:55

Friedrich Filitz (1804 - 1876)
Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585)
Clement C. Scholefield (1839 - 1904)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 1:15:45

CD 5: Procession With Carols

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op.122

Simon Preston

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594)
Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

The Bible

4.
2:26

Provost of King's College Cambridge

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Will Henry Monk (1823 - 1889)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

The Bible

7.
1:50

A Fellow of King's College, Cambridge

Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)
8.
3:09

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

The Bible

9.
0:50

A Fellow of King's College, Cambridge

Patrick Hadley (1899 - 1973)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

Thomas Ravenscroft (1582 - 1633)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Charles Coffin (1676 - 1749)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

The Bible

13.
1:40

The Lay Dean of King's College, Cambridge

Anonymous
Philipp Nicolai (1556 - 1608)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

The Bible

16.
1:35

The Dean of King's College, Cambridge

Anonymous
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
Hodie - This Day

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Anonymous
The Dean of King's College, Cambridge

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, David Willcocks

Traditional
The Holly and the Ivy

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 1:09:00

CD 6: Taverner: Western Wind Mass; Croft: Burial Service

John Taverner (1490 - 1545)
Leroy Kyrie

1.
3:35

Western Wind Mass

Ed. P. Brett

2.
6:42

3.
6:39

4.
4:46

5.
2:37

6.
7:35

Dum transisset Sabbatum

7.
7:43

Christe Jesu pastor bone

8.
3:06

Mater Christi

9.
7:26

William Croft (1678 - 1727)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 1:04:54

CD 7: Bach, J.S.: St. John Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
St. John Passion, BWV 245

English version by Andrew Raeburn & Peter Pears

Part One

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, David Ward, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, David Ward, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Helen Watts, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Elizabeth Harwood, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, Lindsay Heather, David Ward, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, Lindsay Heather, Robert Tear, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Alexander Young, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Part Two

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, Brian Etheridge, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Ward, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, Brian Etheridge, David Ward, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Hervey Alan, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 52:19

CD 8: Bach, J.S.: St. John Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
St. John Passion, BWV 245

English version by Andrew Raeburn & Peter Pears

Part Two

Alexander Young, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Brian Etheridge, David Ward, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Brian Etheridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Hervey Alan, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Brian Etheridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Ward, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, David Ward, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Hervey Alan, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Alexander Young, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Elizabeth Harwood, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Peter Pears, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philomusica of London, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 1:15:29

CD 9: Haydn: Nelson Mass

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Mass in D Minor - Missa in angustiis ("Nelson Mass"), Hob. XXII:11

Ed. H. C. Robbins Landon

1.
0:00
5:06

Sylvia Stahlman, Helen Watts, Wilfred Brown, Tom Krause, Simon Preston, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

Sylvia Stahlman, Wilfred Brown, Simon Preston, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

Sylvia Stahlman, Helen Watts, Wilfred Brown, Tom Krause, Simon Preston, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

Sylvia Stahlman, Helen Watts, Wilfred Brown, Tom Krause, Simon Preston, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

Sylvia Stahlman, Simon Preston, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

8.
0:00
2:23

Simon Preston, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

Sylvia Stahlman, Helen Watts, Wilfred Brown, Tom Krause, Simon Preston, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

Sylvia Stahlman, Helen Watts, Wilfred Brown, Tom Krause, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

Simon Preston, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 40:27

CD 10: On Christmas Night

John Francis Wade (1711 - 1786)
Anonymous
John Goss (1800 - 1880)
Harold Edwin Darke (1888 - 1976)
Anonymous
Coventry Carol

Traditional
John Joubert (1927 - )
Torches. Carol-Gaul

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
Hervey Alan, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks

Anonymous
The Infant King (Old Basque)

Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930)
15.
2:19

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Legenda (Legend;The Crown of Roses) Op.54, No.5

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 1:01:57

CD 11: Byrd: Mass in 3 Parts; Mass in 4 Parts

William Byrd (1543 - 1623)
Mass for 3 Voices

Ed. David Willcocks

1.
5:56

2.
8:21

4.
3:43

Mass for Four Voices

Ed. David Willcocks

5.
2:32

6.
6:26

7.
8:29

9.
4:13

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 47:35

CD 12: Evensong For Ash Wednesday

Richard Farrant (1530 - 1580)
Anonymous
Service of Evensong

Evensong for Ash Wednesday

2.
0:16

William Byrd (1543 - 1623)
Preces and Responses

3.
1:12

Matthew Camidge (1758 - 1844), Joseph Pring (1776 - 1842)
Psalm 143 "Hear My Prayer, O Lord"

Psalm 130: 'Out Of the Deep Have I Called Unto Thee'

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

The Bible

A Choral Scholar

Anonymous
Service of Evensong

Evensong for Ash Wednesday

Lent Prose

Richard Caustun
Evening Service for Men

Ed. Willcocks.

8.
4:27

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

The Bible

David Willcocks

Richard Caustun
Evening Service for Men

Ed. Willcocks.

10.
2:40

Anonymous
Service of Evensong

Evensong for Ash Wednesday

Creed

William Byrd (1543 - 1623)
The Lesser Litany

12.
0:37

Anonymous
Service of Evensong

Evensong for Ash Wednesday

Prayers

William Byrd (1543 - 1623)
Versicles and Responses

14.
1:37

Anonymous
Service of Evensong

Evensong for Ash Wednesday

15.
2:07

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Anonymous
Service of Evensong

Evensong for Ash Wednesday

17.
0:51

Alec Vidler

Gregorio Allegri (1582 - 1652)
18.
11:20

Roy Goodman, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 45:20

CD 13: Handel: Coronation Anthems

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
My Heart is Inditing (Coronation Anthem No.4, HWV 261)

Let Thy Hand be Strengthened (Coronation Anthem No.2, HWV 259)

8.
2:05

The King Shall Rejoice (Coronation Anthem No.3, HWV 260)

12.
2:46

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 39:56

CD 14: Palestrina: Stabat Mater

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594)
Stabat Mater (8vv)

1.
12:50

Hodie Beata Virgo

Senex Puerum Portabat

Magnificat primi toni (8vv)

Litaniae de Beata Virgine Maria, 8vv

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 44:03

CD 15: A Festival Of Lessons & Carols 1964

Henry John Gauntlett (1805 - 1876)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Andrew Davis, David Willcocks

Patrick Wilkinson

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

The Bible

4.
2:02

Gordon Thomson

William Mathias (1934 - 1992)
5.
2:00

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Andrew Davis, David Willcocks

The Bible

6.
1:11

Tom Wheare

Peter Wishart (1921 - )
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

The Bible

8.
1:46

David Willcocks

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks, Andrew Davis

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Andrew Davis, David Willcocks

The Bible

Philip Brett

Traditional Polish
Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
13.
3:09

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

The Bible

Alec Vidler

Peter Racine Fricker (1920 - 1990)
15.
1:52

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Andrew Davis, David Willcocks

The Bible

17.
0:57

Patrick Wilkinson

Edgar Pettman (1865 - 1943)
18.
2:42

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

19.
0:33

William Leah

20.
0:29

Alec Vidler

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Andrew Davis, David Willcocks

Peter Cornelius (1824 - 1874)
Konrad Kocher (1786 - 1872)
Anonymous
24.
3:51

Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 1:05:59

CD 16: Tallis: Spem in alium

Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, John Langdon, David Willcocks

3.
11:33

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Cambridge University Music Society, John Langdon, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, John Langdon, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Andrew Davis, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, John Langdon, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 39:06

CD 17: Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah

Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585)
3.
10:56

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Andrew Davis, David Willcocks

4.
4:32

Andrew Davis

5.
5:52

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Andrew Davis, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 45:45

CD 18: Handel: Chandos Anthems

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Chandos Anthems

O Praise the Lord With One Consent, HWV 254

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Alexander Young, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Forbes Robinson, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Elizabeth Vaughan, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Let God Arise, HWV 256

9.
4:03

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

10.
3:12

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Alexander Young, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Elizabeth Vaughan, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

13.
9:34

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 50:56

CD 19: Vivaldi: Gloria; Pergolesi: Magnificat

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Gloria In D Major, RV589

Ed. Mason Martens

2.
4:37

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

3.
2:20

Elizabeth Vaughan, Janet Baker, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

6.
3:57

Elizabeth Vaughan, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Janet Baker, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

9.
1:11

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Janet Baker, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 - 1736)
Magnificat

Ed. Virginia Stroh and Buryl Red

13.
2:49

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

14.
1:44

Elizabeth Vaughan, Janet Baker, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

16.
1:51

Ian Partridge, Christopher Keyte, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 40:33

CD 20: Howells & Vaughan Williams

Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)
Services. 'Collegium Regale' - Canticles (1944)

Mattins

1.
8:28

2.
3:12

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Psalm-Preludes Op.32

Set One (1915-16)

David Willcocks

Services. 'Collegium Regale' - Canticles (1944)

Evensong

4.
4:36

5.
3:48

8.
3:15

St. Paul's Service

9.
6:04

10.
4:49

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
Three Shakespeare Songs

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Anonymous
Lindsay Heather, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
Two Elizabethan Part Songs

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
17.
9:46

Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 1:13:43

CD 21: Handel: Chandos Anthems - The Lord Is My Light; As Pants the Hart

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Chandos Anthems

The Lord Is My Light, HWV 255

1.
2:44

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Ian Partridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Ian Partridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Ian Partridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

April Cantelo, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

As Pants the Hart, HWV 251b

10.
3:53

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

April Cantelo, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Ian Partridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

April Cantelo, Ian Partridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks, Ian Partridge, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Total Playing Time: 51:49

CD 22: Handel: Ode For St. Cecilia's Day

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day, HWV76

1.
4:23

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Ian Partridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

April Cantelo, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Ian Partridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

6.
2:09

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

April Cantelo, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Ian Partridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

April Cantelo, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 52:12

CD 23: Tye Masses

Christopher Tye (1505 - 1572)
Mass - "Euge Bone"

Edited John Langdon

1.
6:23

2.
5:15

3.
3:37

4.
2:43

5.
6:54

Mass - "Western Wind"

Arr. John Langdon

6.
7:00

7.
7:00

8.
3:32

9.
2:29

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 49:19

CD 24: Handel: Chandos Anthems

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Chandos Anthems

I Will Magnify Thee, O God, HWV 250a

1.
3:40

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

David Willcocks, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Philip Langridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Philip Langridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Caroline Friend, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Philip Langridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

David Willcocks, Philip Langridge, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

In the Lord Put I My Trust, HWV 247

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Philip Langridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Philip Langridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Ian Partridge, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 48:28

CD 25: Blow: Coronation Anthems

John Blow (1649 - 1708)
Charles Brett, Timothy Brown, John Nixon, Marcus Creed, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Simon Channing, Charles Brett, Timothy Brown, John Nixon, Russell Watson, Ian Honeyman, Richard Brett, Marcus Creed, Peter Allwood, Richard Wistreich, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Philip Langridge, John Nixon, Marcus Creed, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Charles Brett, Philip Langridge, John Nixon, Marcus Creed, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Charles Brett, John Nixon, Marcus Creed, Peter Allwood, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 56:40

CD 26: A Festival of Lessons & Carols 1954

Henry John Gauntlett (1805 - 1876)
Rodney Williams, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

John Sheppard

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Sung in English

Nigel Rogers, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

The Bible

4.
1:51

R. L. Strickland

Anonymous
Up! Good Christen folk, and listen

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

The Bible

7.
1:05

Donald Beves

Anonymous
9.
3:55

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

The Bible

Donald Beves

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

The Bible

Donald Beves

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

The Bible

Donald Beves

Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh McLean, Boris Ord

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh McLean

The Bible

The Right Hon. H. U. Willink, Q. C., Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

Peter Cornelius (1824 - 1874)
The Three Kings

18.
2:43

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

The Bible

19.
1:07

John Sheppard

Anonymous
John Francis Wade (1711 - 1786)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

Total Playing Time: 52:02

CD 27: Gibbons: Anthems & Voluntaries

Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625)
2.
1:05

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

4.
0:33

Hugh Maclean

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

6.
0:38

Hugh Maclean

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

Hugh Maclean

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

Total Playing Time: 41:17

CD 28: Evensong

Adrian Batten (1591 - 1637)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

Anonymous
Service of Evensong

Sentences

Rev. Martyn Hughes

William Smith (1603 - 1645)
3.
1:05

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Boris Ord

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

The Bible

8.
2:33

Christopher Keyte

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924)
Services in G - chorus and organ, Op.81 (1904)

9.
4:41

Richard White, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

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Rev. Martyn Hughes

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924)
Services in G - chorus and organ, Op.81 (1904)

11.
4:23

John Walker, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

Anonymous
Service of Evensong

As sung at King's College, Cambridge

12.
1:02

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Boris Ord

13.
3:10

14.
1:55

Patrick Hadley (1899 - 1973)
Edward Woodall Naylor (1867 - 1934)
16.
3:42

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Hugh Maclean, Boris Ord

Francis Alan Jackson (1917 - )
Toccata in B Minor

Hugh Maclean

Total Playing Time: 43:17

CD 29: An Easter Mattins

Anonymous
Thomas Tomkins (1572 - 1656)
Anonymous
4.
1:52

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Eric Fletcher, Boris Ord

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Roger Prior

Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)
Services. 'Collegium Regale' - Canticles (1944)

Mattins

7.
9:03

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Eric Fletcher, Boris Ord

The Bible

Dr.A.R. Vidler

Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)
Services. 'Collegium Regale' - Canticles (1944)

Mattins

9.
3:23

Anonymous
Thomas Tomkins (1572 - 1656)
Robert Stone (1516 - 1613)
12.
2:33

Anonymous
William Byrd (1543 - 1623)
Haec dies. Motet: 6vv. Published 1591

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Eric Fletcher, Boris Ord

Anonymous
15.
3:11

Dr.A.R. Vidler

Henry John Gauntlett (1805 - 1876)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Eric Fletcher, Boris Ord

Total Playing Time: 43:33

. . . [on Barren's "O praise the Lord" the voice-leading] crackles with electricity like the high-voltage lines suspended from a pylon. Such tension and urgency of purpose is even more evident in the singing of Psalms 126-29. The "Magnificat" of Stanford in G is graced with a treble solo of perhaps unmatched purity and fragility from Richard White . . . This Evensong of dreams continues with the Smith Responses and Stone Lord's Prayer . . . Here is the performing style that set the standard for hundreds of ensembles thereafter . . . The Byrd and Tallis discs have lost none of their finesse over the years . . . Two Masses of Tye sound especially fine . . . My own highlight is disc 12: a magnificently austere, unaccompanied Evensong for Ash Wednesday including a Puritan Evening Service by Thomas Causrun, but also Purcell's "Hear my prayer" sung with such frank emotion and steadily accumulating power . . .

Le coffret Decca nous ouvre les yeux . . . Le choeur se perfectionne peu à peu, toujours en symbiose avec l'acoustique d 'une chapelle . . . la "Messe à trois voix" de Byrd expose à découvert un tour de force de Willcocks, non moins perfectionniste que pragmatique: le renouvellement des pupitres graves. C'est en misant sur leur fine assise rythmique et leur densité d'intonation qu'il a pu libérer les voix blanches et la projection diffuse des "trebles" . . . Une page d'Histoire joliment éditée . . .