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25 December 2014

1954 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College, Cambridge (UPDATE: 2014 digitally remastered version)

2014 DIGITALLY REMASTERED VERSION




ORIGINAL (1954) RECORDING


Historical recording of the 1954 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College, Cambridge under the direction of Boris Ord.

Hymn - Once in royal David's city 
Bidding Prayer
Carol - And there were shepherds (JS Bach) 
First Lesson - Genesis 3
Carol - Up! good Christen folk (Piae Cantiones)
Carol - In dulci jubilo (Pearsall)
 
Second Lesson - Luke 1
Carol - Hail, Blessed Virgin Mary! (arr. Charles Wood) 
Third Lesson - Matthew 1 
Carol - A virgin most pure (arr. Charles Wood) 
Fourth Lesson - Luke 2
Hymn - While shepherds watched 
Fifth Lesson - Matthew 2 
Carol - The Three Kings (Peter Cornelius)
Carol - Sing lullaby (arr. Edgar Pettman)

 Sixth Lesson - John 1
Collect and Blessing
 
Hymn - O Come all ye faithful
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The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, directed by Boris Ord
Organ Scholar - Hugh McLean

UPDATED - 25 Dec 2014:
To mark 60 years of the BBC broadcast of Carol's from King's College Cambridge; BBC screened a digitally remastered copy of the 1954 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

See also: the live voice recordings of the "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" at 3:00 pm every Christmas Eve:
See also: King's College, Cambridge's Carols from King's from previous years:
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge's recent CD release: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

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