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The Sound of King's
Founded in 1446 by Henry VI, the choir of King's College, Cambridge, is world famous. Brian Kay introduces some of the choir's many recordings, including carols sung at the celebrated Christmas Eve service, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. He also talks to Sir
David Willcocks , whose association with King's, first as organist and later as director of music, spans some 60 years. Music includes: Howells Te Deum ; Jubilate
(Collegium Regale)
Darke In the Bleak Midwinter
Ord Adam Lay Y-Bounden Willcocks Sussex Carol
Choir of King's College
Dupre Le Tombeau de Titelouze (excerpts)
Thomas Trotter (organ)
Handel Violin Concerto in B flat,
HWV288 (Sonata a 5) Roy Goodman , London Handel
Orchestra, conductor Denys Darlow Britten Ceremony of Carols
Choir of King's College, Osian Ellis (harp), conductor David Willcocks Producer Vicky Whitaker


Introduces: Brian Kay
Unknown: David Willcocks
Unknown: Howells Te Deum
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Unknown: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Denys Darlow
Harp: Osian Ellis
Conductor: David Willcocks
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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