The Choir Of King's College* Directed By Boris Ord ‎– A Festival Of Lessons And Carols

Argo (2) ‎– RG 39
Vinyl, LP, Mono

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A1 Processional Hymn: Once In Royal David's City
Composed By – H. J. Gauntlett*
A2 The Bidding Prayer
Read By – Sir John Sheppard*
A3 Invitatory (From The Christmas Oratorio)
Composed By – J. S. Bach*
A4 First Lesson: Genesis III. 8-15 (God Announceth In The Garden Of Eden That The Seed Of Woman Shall Bruise The Serpent's Head)
Read By – R. L. Strickland
A5 Carol: Ding, Dong, Ding
Composed By – Swedish, Piae Cantiones*
A6 Carol: Flos De Radice Jesse
Composed By – Traditional German*
A7 Second Lesson: Isaiah IX. 1-5 (Christ's Birth And Kingdom Are Foretold By Esaias)
Read By – Donald Beves
A8 Carol: God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen
Composed By – Traditional English*
A9 In Dulci Jubila
Composed By [14th Century German] – Traditional
A10 Third Lesson: St. Luke I. 26-33 And 38 (The Angel Gabriel Saluteth The Blessed Virgin Mary)
Read By – Donald Beves
A11 Carol: Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary
Composed By [Italian] – Traditional
B1 Fourth Lesson: St. Matthew I. 18-23 (St. Matthew Telleth Of Christ's Holy Birth)
Read By – Donald Beves
B2 Carol: A Virgin Most Pure
Composed By – Traditional English*
B3 Fifth Lesson: St. Luke II. 8-16 (The Shepherds Go Unto The Manger)
Read By – Donald Beves
B4 Hymn: While Shepherds Watched
Composed By [Este Psalter] – Traditional
B5 Carol: The Shepherds Cradle Song
Composed By – Traditional German*
B6 Sixth Lesson: St. Matthew II. 1-5, 7-11 (The Wise Men Are Led By The Star To Jesus)
Read By – H. U. Willink
B7 Carol: The Three Kings
Arranged By – Ivor AtkinsComposed By – P. Cornelius*
B8 Seventh Lesson: St. John I. 1-14 (St. John Unfoldeth The Great Mystery Of The Incarnation)
Composed By – Sir John Sheppard*
B9 Carol: The Infant King
Composed By [Old Basque] – Traditional
B10 Hymn: O Come, All Ye Faithful

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Recorded in King's College Chapel during special sessions held during 1954.

Argo copyright.
Made in Australia for the Argo Record Company Ltd., London, by Scala Record Co., Lane Cove, Sydney, N.S.W.
Printed in Australia - T. & H. Pty. Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): RG39-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): RG39-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): RG 39 1 2XS 124
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): 2XS 125