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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Silver text on deep blue grooved labels, Argo logo in oval. Flipback sleeve.

Z/T tax code on labels indicates release year of 1962.

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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label (Inverted)): RG 39-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label (Inverted)): RG 39-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): RG-39-1-1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): RG-39-2-1D
  • Other (Tax code on labels): Z/T