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24 December 2014

2014 Carols from King's (Choir of King's College, Cambridge)

Carols from King's 2014, the pre-recorded version as televised on BBC TWO.

Hymn - Once in royal David’s city
Carol - Up! Good Christen Folk (Piae Cantiones)
First reading - Isaiah 9 
Carol - A tender shoot (Otto Goldschmidt)
Carol - Sussex Carol (arr. David Willcocks)
Second reading - Letter from Private Cunningham of the 5th Scottish Rifles 
Carol - Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! (arr. Stephen Cleobury)
Carol - In the bleak mid-winter (Gustav Holst)
Hymn - It came upon the midnight clear
Third reading - Luke 1 
Carol - The angel Gabriel (arr. Edgar Pettman)
Carol - Benedicamus Domino (Peter Warlock)
Fourth reading - Whereto shall we liken (Christina Rossetti) 
Carol - A Spotless Rose (Herbert Howells)
Carol - Joys Seven (arr. Stephen Cleobury)
 Hymn - God rest you merry, gentlemen
Fifth reading - Luke 2 
Carol - The lamb (John Tavener)
Carol - Ding! Dong! merrily on high (arr. Mack Wilberg & Peter Stevens)
Sixth reading - Matthew 2 
Carol - Noel nouvelet (Stephen Jackson) 
Seventh reading - Royal Presents (Nathaniel Wanley) 
Carol - The three kings (Peter Cornelius)
Carol - A babe is born all of a may (William Mathias)
Eighth reading - John 1
Carol - God is with us (John Tavener)
Hymn - Hark! the herald-angels sing

Voluntary - Vom Himmel hoch BWV 606 (JS Bach)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, directed by Stephen Cleobury
Organ Scholar: Douglas Tang

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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