The Choir of King's College Cambridge: The Complete Argo Recordings

The Choir of King's College Cambridge: The Complete Argo Recordings

by Choir of King's College, Cambridge

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Overview

Decca's 2015 limited-edition box set of the complete Argo recordings of the King's College Choir of Cambridge, directed by David Willcocks, consists of 29 CDs spanning the period from 1957 to 1973. The albums, presented with their original jacket art, offer some of the choir's finest performances, which include three recordings of the "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" (1954, 1958, 1964), anthems by Gibbons, Blow, and Handel, masses by Byrd, Taverner, Haydn, Tye, and Blow, and other great choral works by Bach, Allegri, Palestrina, Tallis, Vivaldi, Howells, and Vaughan Williams. The choir is world famous for its purity of tone and beautiful blend, and under Willcocks' masterly direction it became the exemplar of British choral singing, unmatched by any other ensemble of men and boys.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2015
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028947889182
catalogNumber: 002410702

Tracks

  1. Balulalow, for voice, string quartet & piano
  2. Advent Procession Service, prayers and readings: Vesper Responsory - Collect - The Blessing
  3. Advent Procession Service, prayers and readings: St. Matthew I
  4. Advent Procession Service, prayers and readings: St. Luke I
  5. Advent Procession Service, prayers and readings: Zechariah II
  6. Advent Procession Service, prayers and readings: Isaiah Xl
  7. Advent Procession Service, prayers and readings: Isaiah VI
  8. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. Luke I
  9. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. John I
  10. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: Matthew II
  11. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. Luke II - The Shepherds Go to the Manger
  12. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. Matthew I
  13. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: Isaiah IX
  14. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: Genesis III
  15. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: The Bidding Prayer
  16. The First Song of Moses ("Now shall the praises"), song (from "The Hymns and Songs of the Church")
  17. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings
  18. O Babe Divine, for chorus
  19. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. John IV
  20. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. Luke II
  21. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. Luke II
  22. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. Luke I
  23. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: Isaiah IX
  24. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: Genesis III
  25. Corde natus ex parentis
  26. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: The Bidding Prayer
  27. Evening Service for Ash Wednesday (Anglican): Prayers
  28. Evening Service for Ash Wednesday (Anglican): Collects
  29. Evening Service for Ash Wednesday (Anglican): The Lord's Prayer
  30. Evening Service for Ash Wednesday (Anglican): The Apostles Creed
  31. Evening Service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis), for male chorus: Nunc Dimittis
  32. Evening Service for Ash Wednesday (Anglican): St. Luke XV: 10-32
  33. Evening Service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis), for male chorus: Magnificat
  34. Evening Service for Ash Wednesday (Anglican)
  35. Psalm 143, "Hear my prayer, O Lord", for chorus
  36. Evening Service for Ash Wednesday (Anglican): Sentences
  37. O sing unto the Lord a new song, verse anthem for chorus & strings
  38. Cry aloud, and spare not, verse anthem for chorus & strings
  39. God spake sometimes in visions, anthem for chorus & organ
  40. Easter Matins Service: Prayers
  41. Easter Matins Service: Collects
  42. Responses, for chorus & organ
  43. Easter Matins Service: Creed
  44. Easter Matins Service: Revelations I: 1-18 (The Bible)
  45. Easter Matins Service: Exodus XII: 1-14 (The Bible)
  46. Easter Matins Service: Proper Psalm III
  47. Easter Matins Service: Easter Anthems
  48. Easter Matins Service: Sentences
  49. Veni Creator (Come, Holy Ghost), song (from "The Hymns and Songs of the Church")
  50. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. John I: 1-14 (The Bible)
  51. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. Matthew II: 1-5, 7-11
  52. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. Luke II: The Shepherds Go to the Manger
  53. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. Matthew I: 18-23
  54. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: St. Luke I: 26-33 & 38
  55. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: Isaiah IX: 1-5
  56. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: Genesis III
  57. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings: The Bidding Prayer

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