Carols From King's College Cambridge
Label: Warner Classics
Format: CD + BOOK
King's College Choir Cambridge
Composed by: Bach; Vaughan Williams
On Christmas Eve 1919, King’s College, Cambridge, began its annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, and thus added an extra stamp of propriety to tunes that were originally simple folksongs. + Faced with the task of supplying a variety of Christmas music, the successive organists of King’s have turned their hand to carol arrangements. + Most celebrated are those by Sir David Willcocks, whose name must now be familiar to carol singers throughout the English-speaking world. + These carols are presented here alongside paintings from the National Gallery depicting the Christmas story.