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Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols


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Live from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.
Once in Royal David's City (Gauntlett, descant Cleobury).
Bidding Prayer, read by the Dean.
What sweeter Music (Rutter).
First Lesson: Genesis 3, vv8-15; 17-19, read by a chorister.
Remember, O Thou Man (Ravenscroft).
Adam Lay Ybounden (Ord).
Second Lesson: Genesis 22, vv15-18, read by a choral scholar.
God So Loved the World (Stainer).
In Dulci Jubilo (Pearsall).
Third Lesson: lsaiah 9, vv2; 6-7, read by a representative of the Cambridge churches.
On Christmas Night (arr Ledger).
Unto Us Is Born a Son (arr Willcocks).
Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11, vv1-3a; 4a; 6-9, read by a representative of the city of Cambridge.
A Tender Shoot (Goldschmidt).
A Spotless Rose (Howells).
Fifth Lesson: Luke 1, vv26-35; 38, read by a representative of Eton College.
Edi Beo Thu (anon English, later 13th-century).
Benedicamus Domino (Warlock).
Sixth Lesson: Luke 2, vv1; 3-7, read by the college chaplain.
Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang (Blackford).
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (Gardner).
Seventh Lesson: Luke 2, vv8-16, read by the director of music.
Away in a Manger (Tavener, commissioned by King's College).
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (descant Cleobury).
Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2, vv1-12, read by the acting Vice-Provost.
Riu, Riu, Chiu (attrib Matheo Flecha the Elder).
Be Merry (Cleobury).
Ninth Lesson: John 1, vv1-14, read by the Provost.
Vom Himmel hoch (Bach Magnificat in E flat, BWV243a).
O Come, All Ye Faithful (desc Cleobury).
Collect and Blessing.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn, desc Cleobury).
Organ voluntary: In Dulci Jubilo, BWV729 (Bach).
Organist Tom Winpenny.
Director Of music Stephen Cleobury.
Producer Stephen Shipley
Repeated tomorrow on Radio 3 at 5pm
See also Carols from Kings on BBC2 at 5.15pm


Unknown: Edi Beo Thu
Unknown: Vom Himmel
Organist: Tom Winpenny.
Music: Stephen Cleobury.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

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Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

BBC Radio 4 FM, 24 December 2005 15.00

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