NOL - CHRISTMAS AT KING'S

NOL
CHRISTMAS AT KING'S

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35 favourite carols
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Sir David Willcocks
Int. Release 07 Aug. 1995
2 CDs / Download


Track List

CD 1: Nol - Christmas at King's

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

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

I Saw Three Ships

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

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

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

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

John Francis Wade (1711 - 1786)
William James Kirkpatrick (1838 - 1921)
10.
2:28

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

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

Traditional
The Holly and the Ivy

Anonymous
John Goss (1800 - 1880)
Anonymous
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time 48:37

CD 2: Nol - Christmas at King's

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

Traditional
Anonymous
Peter Cornelius (1824 - 1874)
Konrad Kocher (1786 - 1872)
Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621)
Anonymous
The Infant King (Old Basque)

Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930)
10.
2:15

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

Anonymous
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

Total Playing Time 1:05:14

. . . [there is] much that is admirable about this performance, made in the generous space of King's College Chapel. Willcocks's opening tempo is spot on, and the dark hues of the choral accompaniment (always in excellent tune) have a persuasive significance . . . [Hervey Alan's voice] is a powerful instrument, always to the fore and with a strong narrative presence . . . there is an impression of flamboyance in the larger chemistry of the choir's exquisite intonation and ensemble, the fervour of Alan's delivery, the spacious acoustic and the warmth of the LSO strings . . . The partnership of Willcocks, Hervey Alan, King's College Choir and the LSO strings exudes a warmth in the evocative atmosphere of King's College Chapel.

. . . the recorded sound is as atmospheric as the King's style under Willcocks is utterly unmistakeable . . .