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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols


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Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Once in Royal David's City*
Bidding Prayer The Dean
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Walford Davies)
Lesson 1: Genesis 3 vv 8-15, 17-19 A chorister
This Is the Truth (arr: Vaughan Williams)
Adam Lay Yboundcn (Warlock)
Lesson 2: Genesis 22 vv 15-18 A choral scholar
A Gathering (John Casken. First performance of a carol commissioned by
King's College)
A Christmas Carol (Kodaly)
Lesson 3: Isaiah 9 vv 2, 6, 7 A representative of Cambridge churches
It Came upon the Midnight Clear (desc: Willcocks)
/ Saw Three Ships (am Ledger)
Lesson 4: Isaiah 11 1 W l-3a, 4a, 6-9 A representative of the city
Es 1st ein Ros ' Entsprungen (arr: Praetorius)
The Holly and the Ivy (am: Walford Davies)
Lesson 5: Luke 1 w 26-35, 38 The Director of Music
/ Sing of a Maiden (Hadley)
Bogoroditse dyevo (Arvo Part)
Lesson 6: Luke 2 VV 1, 3-7 A member of the college staff
Quelle cst cette odeur agréable (air: Willcocks)
In Dulci Jubilo (arr: Pearsall)
Lesson 7: Luke 2 vv 8-16 A fellow
In the Bleak Mid-winter (Holst)
While Shepherds Watched*
Lesson 8: Matthew 2 vv 1-11 The Vice Provost
The Three Kings (Cornelius, air: Atkins)
What Sweeter Music (Rutter)
Lesson 9: John 1 vv 1-14 The Provost
0 Come, All Ye Faithful*
Collect for Christmas Eve and Blessing
Hark' The Herald Angels Sing*
Chorale Prelude: In Dulci Jubilo (Bach, BWV 729)
Toccata (Jongen)
Organ Scholar: Christopher Hughes Director of Music (and *descant): Stephen Cleobury


Presenter: Chris de Souza

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Radio 5, 25 December 1991 12.00

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