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Favourite Carols From King's - Adam Banwell (treble); Barnaby May (treble); Douglas Tang (organ); Henry Hawkesworth (bass); Hugo Herman-Wilson (baritone);...
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  1. Once in Royal David's City, carol
  2. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  3. The truth sent from above, carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English Carols No. 6)
  4. Adam Lay Y-Bounden, carol
  5. Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
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  1. Once in Royal David's City, carol
  2. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  3. The truth sent from above, carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English Carols No. 6)
  4. Adam Lay Y-Bounden, carol
  5. Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  6. In dulci jubilo (Piĉ Cantiones)
  7. Joy to the World
  8. Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  9. The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  10. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  11. A Spotless Rose, for chorus
  12. The Shepherd's Carol, for chorus
  13. Angels from the Realms of Glory
  14. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
  15. Noel (or It came upon the midnight clear), hymn for chorus
  16. In the Bleak Midwinter
  17. I Saw Three Ships, carol
  18. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (adapted from Handel)
  19. The Three Kings (Die Könige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
  20. Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
  21. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  22. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  23. All Bells in Paradise, carol for chorus & organ
  24. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)
  25. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
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This is certainly not the only collection of popular Christmas carols from one of Britain's venerable collegiate choirs, and the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conducted then as now by Stephen Cleobury, has even issued one in the past, containing many of the carols sung here. Are there distinctive strengths? Absolutely. One is the mostly fresh set of arrangements, by Cleobury and others, that enliven the material with chromaticism, often in a slightly humorous way. And then there's the presence of a couple of new hymns ...

Favourite Carols From King's 2014, Mariinsky

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