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trad.: The First Nowell

4:56
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Philip Ledger
  • Francis Grier (organ)
  • Recorded: 1975-12-22
  • Recording Venue: 18, 19 & 22 December 1975, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Kirkpatrick: Away in a Manger

2:10
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Philip Ledger
  • Recorded: 1975-12-22
  • Recording Venue: 18, 19 & 22 December 1975, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Piae cantiones (1582): Up! good Christen folk and listen

1:18
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Philip Ledger
  • Recorded: 1975-12-22
  • Recording Venue: 18, 19 & 22 December 1975, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

trad.: O little town of Bethlehem (v.3 arr. Ledger)

3:31
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Philip Ledger
  • Francis Grier (organ)
  • Recorded: 1975-12-22
  • Recording Venue: 18, 19 & 22 December 1975, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Hadley, P: I sing of a maiden

2:31
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Philip Ledger
  • Francis Grier (organ)
  • Recorded: 1975-12-22
  • Recording Venue: 18, 19 & 22 December 1975, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Howells: A Spotless Rose

3:10
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Philip Ledger
  • Gareth Morrell (baritone)
  • Recorded: 1975-12-22
  • Recording Venue: 18, 19 & 22 December 1975, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's city

5:12
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Ian Hare (organ)
  • Recorded: 1970-12-23
  • Recording Venue: 22 & 23 December 1970, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

13th century: O come, O come, Emmanuel

3:33
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Ian Hare (organ)
  • Recorded: 1970-12-23
  • Recording Venue: 22 & 23 December 1970, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

trad.: The Holly and the Ivy

3:10
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1970-12-23
  • Recording Venue: 22 & 3 December 1970, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Gruber, F Jr.: Silent Night (Mohr; trans. & arr. Willcocks)

3:06
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
  • Recorded: 1969-07-29
  • Recording Venue: 28 & 29 July 1969, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge
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Este's Psalter, 1592: While shepherds watched their flocks by night (from Este's Psalter; descant Willcocks)

2:53
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • John Wells (organ)
  • Recorded: 1969-07-29
  • Recording Venue: 28-29 July 1969, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

trad.: It came upon the midnight clear (descant Willcocks)

3:32
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • John Wells (organ)
  • Recorded: 1969-07-29
  • Recording Venue: 28 & 29 July 1969, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Mendelssohn: Hark! the herald angels sing

3:17
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  • Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Ian Hare (organ)
  • Recorded: 1972-07-12
  • Recording Venue: 11 & 12 July 1972, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

trad.: The Lord at first did Adam make

4:10
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • John Wells (organ)
  • Recorded: 1969-07-29
  • Recording Venue: 28 & 29 July 1969, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Harry Simeone, Henry Onorati, Katherine K Davis: The Little Drummer Boy

2:41
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  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox
  • Anneliese Rothenberger, King's Singers (vocal ensemble)
  • Recorded: 1989-06-19
  • Recording Venue: 16, 18 & 19 June 1989 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

trad.: Three Spanish Carols: El nino querido (The Beloved Child)

2:47
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  • King's Singers (vocal ensemble)
  • Recorded: 1989-06-19
  • Recording Venue: 18, 18 & 19 June 1989 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Tony Vincent Isaacs, Traditional Shaker: The Gift

2:09
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  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox
  • King's Singers (vocal ensemble)
  • Recorded: 1989-06-19
  • Recording Venue: 16, 18 & 19 June 1989 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Reger: Mariä Wiegenlied, Op. 76 No. 52

2:26
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  • Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Adolf Fredrik's Youth Choir
  • Eric Ericson
  • Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1995-01-01

anon.: Anonymous / Arr Ekdahl

5:28
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  • Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Adolf Fredrik's Youth Choir
  • Eric Ericson
  • Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
  • Recorded: 1995-01-01

Go tell it on the mountain (Medley No. 2)

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Joy to the World (Medley No. 1)

1:56
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Rutter: Shepherd's pipe carol

2:54
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  • Orchestra of Clare College, Cambridge, Choir of Clare College Cambridge
  • John Rutter
  • Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford (organ)
  • Recorded: 1966-11-10
  • Recording Venue: 9 & 10 November 1966 / Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England

Traditional Polish: Infant holy, infant lowly

3:15
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  • Orchestra of Clare College, Cambridge, Choir of Clare College Cambridge
  • John Rutter
  • Clare College Singers, Simon Vaughan (baritone), Jeremy Blandford (organ)
  • Recorded: 1966-11-10
  • Recording Venue: 9 & 10 November 1966 / Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England

trad.: I saw three ships come sailing by (arr. Rutter)

2:05
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  • Orchestra of Clare College, Cambridge, Choir of Clare College Cambridge
  • John Rutter
  • Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford (organ)
  • Recorded: 1966-11-10
  • Recording Venue: 9 & 10 November 1966 / Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England

Rutter: Nativity carol

4:10
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  • Orchestra of Clare College, Cambridge, Choir of Clare College Cambridge
  • John Rutter
  • Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford (organ)
  • Recorded: 1966-11-10
  • Recording Venue: 9 & 10 November 1966 / Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England

trad.: The Coming of our King (Traditional Polish carol, arr. Rutter)

2:40
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  • Orchestra of Clare College, Cambridge, Choir of Clare College Cambridge
  • John Rutter
  • Clare College Singers, Jeremy Blandford (organ)
  • Recorded: 1968-02-01
  • Recording Venue: 31 January & 1 February 1968 / Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England

John Stainer, Traditional: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

2:14
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  • Huddersfield Choral Society
  • Recorded: 1986-01-01

trad.: Good King Wenceslas

2:28
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  • Huddersfield Choral Society
  • Owain Arwel Hughes
  • David Bell (organ), Brian Kay (director)
  • Recorded: 1986-09-17
  • Recording Venue: 8-10 September 1986, Huddersfield Town Hall

Hopkins, J H: We three Kings of Orient are

3:07
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  • Huddersfield Choral Society
  • Owain Arwel Hughes
  • David Bell (organ), Brian Kay (director)
  • Recorded: 1986-09-17
  • Recording Venue: 8-10 September 1986, Huddersfield Town Hall

trad.: Angels from the Realms Of Glory

3:09
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  • Huddersfield Choral Society
  • Owain Arwel Hughes
  • David Bell (organ), Brian Kay (director)
  • Recorded: 1986-09-17
  • Recording Venue: 8-10 September 1986, Huddersfield Town Hall

C. Kocher: As with gladness men of old (from chorale Treuer Heiland, adapted W. H. Monk)

2:29
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  • Huddersfield Choral Society
  • Owain Arwel Hughes
  • David Bell (organ), Brian Kay (director)
  • Recorded: 1986-09-17
  • Recording Venue: 8-10 September 1986, Huddersfield Town Hall

Handel: Tochter Zion, freue dich

3:07
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  • Tölzer Knabenchor, Münchner Symphoniker
  • Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden
  • Hermann Prey/Tölzer Knabenchor/Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden/Symphonie-Orchester Graunke, Hermann Prey (baritone)
  • Recorded: 1966-12-31

Vaughan Williams: Wassail Song

2:34
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  • Bach Choir, Jacques Orchestra
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1967-01-14
  • Recording Venue: 13 & 14 January 1967, Kingsway Hall, London

trad.: Zu Bethlehem geboren

2:21
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  • Tölzer Knabenchor, Münchner Symphoniker
  • Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden
  • Hermann Prey/Tölzer Knabenchor/Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden/Symphonie-Orchester Graunke, Hermann Prey (baritone)
  • Recorded: 1966-12-31

16th-century English: The Coventry Carol

2:34
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  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox
  • King's Singers (vocal ensemble)
  • Recorded: 1989-06-19
  • Recording Venue: 16, 18 & 19 June 1989 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

trad.: Masters in this Hall

4:02
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  • Bach Choir, Jacques Orchestra
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1967-01-14
  • Recording Venue: 13-14 January 1967, Kingsway Hall, London

Goss, J: See amid the winter's snow

3:46
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  • Bach Choir, Jacques Orchestra
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1967-01-14
  • Recording Venue: 13-14 January 1967, Kingsway Hall, London

trad.: Sussex Carol

1:42
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  • Jacques Orchestra, Bach Choir
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1965-01-09
  • Recording Venue: 7-9 January 1965, Kingsway Hall, London

16th-century French: Trad / Arr Wood: Ding dong! Merrily on High

1:54
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  • Jacques Orchestra, Bach Choir
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1965-01-09
  • Recording Venue: 7-9 January 1965, Kingsway Hall, London

17th-century German: O little one sweet BWV493

2:52
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  • Jacques Orchestra, Bach Choir
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1965-01-09
  • Recording Venue: 7-9 January 1965, Kingsway Hall, London

Vaughan Williams: Wassail Song

2:54
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  • Jacques Orchestra, Bach Choir
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1965-01-09
  • Recording Venue: 7-9 January 1965, Kingsway Hall, London

Tate, P: Carol with Lullaby

3:21
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  • Jacques Orchestra, Bach Choir
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1965-01-07
  • Recording Venue: 7-9 January 1965, Kingsway Hall, London

Hairston, Jester: Mary's Boy Child

4:39
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  • Wiener Sängerknaben
  • John Parricelli (guitar)
  • Recorded: 2003-09-22
  • Recording Venue: 20th, 27-28th August, 1st, 22nd September 2003, Abbey Road Studios, London/8-12th September 2003, ORF Studios, Vienna

trad.: Ukraine Bell Carol

3:22
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  • Wiener Sängerknaben
  • Geoffrey Alexander
  • Paul Clarvis (drums), Andry Pask (guitar), John Parricelli (guitar)
  • Recorded: 2003-09-22
  • Recording Venue: 20th, 27-28th August, 1st, 22nd September 2003, Abbey Road Studios, London/8-12th September 2003, ORF Studios, Vienna

Cecil Broadhurst: Cowboy Carol

3:21
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  • Hallé Choir
  • Maurice Handford
  • Ronald Frost (director)
  • Recorded: 1980-05-31
  • Recording Venue: May 1980, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25 - L'Adieu des bergers

4:44
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  • Hallé Choir, Hallé Orchestra
  • Maurice Handford
  • Ronald Frost (director)
  • Recorded: 1980-01-01
  • Recording Venue: May 1980, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

trad.: We wish you a merry Christmas

1:38
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  • Hallé Choir, Hallé Orchestra
  • Maurice Handford
  • Ronald Frost (director), Pat Ryan (clarinet)
  • Recorded: 1980-01-01
  • Recording Venue: May 1980, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Sweelinck: Hodie Christus natus est

3:50
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1964-08-06
  • Recording Venue: 5-6 August 1964/Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David (remaster)

3:14
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1964-08-06
  • Recording Venue: 5-6 August 1965/Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Philip the Chancellor: Angelus ad virginem

2:38
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Sir Andrew Davis (organ), Douglas Whittaker (flute)
  • Recorded: 1965-08-05
  • Recording Venue: 3-5 August 1965, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

trad.: My Dancing Day

2:04
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  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Sir Andrew Davis (organ), Douglas Whittaker (flute), Christopher van Kampen (cello)
  • Recorded: 1965-08-05
  • Recording Venue: 3-5 August 1965, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

anon.: O come, all ye faithful (harm. English Hymnal; brass fanfare & accomp., descant and last v. by Willcocks)

4:47
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  • Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Ian Hare (organ)
  • Recorded: 1972-07-12
  • Recording Venue: 11 & 12 July 1972, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge
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