Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Choir of King’s College KGS-0001 (2 CDs)
Trad English: Sussex Carol (1:58); God rest you merry, gentlemen (3:33)
Fourth Lesson (1:41)
Goldschmidt: A tender shoot (1:41)
Praetorius: Det är en ros utsprungen (4:00)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/ Stephen Cleobury; Ben-san Lau, organ
With a TV and radio audience of millions, the annual broadcast from King’s College, Cambridge, is an essential Christmas tradition for families all over the world. This double album faithfully recreates the magic of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Each year, the Choir’s Director of Music Stephen Cleobury commissions a new carol, several of which are included on the album.