Vaughan Williams*, Janet Baker, Richard Lewis (3), John Shirley-Quirk, Bach Choir*, Choristers Of Westminster Abbey*, London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By David Willcocks ‎– Hodie- "This Day" (A Christmas Cantata)

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"Hodie" (A Christmas Cantata)
A1a I. Prologue: Nowell! Nowell!
A1b II. Narration: Now The Birth Of Jesus Christ
A1c III. Song: It Was The Winter Wild
Lyrics By [From Hymn On The Morning Of Christ's Nativity] – Milton*
A1d IV. Narration: And It Came To Pass In Those Days
A1e V. Choral: The Blessed Son Of God
Lyrics By – Miles CoverdaleLyrics By [After] – Martin Luther (3)
A1f VI. Narration: And There Were In The Same Country
A1g VII. Song (The Oxen): Christmas Eve And Twelve Of The Clock
Lyrics By – Thomas Hardy
A1h VIII. Narration: And The Shepherds Returned
B1a IX. Pastoral: The Shepherds Sing
Lyrics By – George Herbert
B1b X. Narration: But Mary Kept All These Things
B1c XI. Lullaby: Sweet Was The Song The Virgin Sang
Lyrics By – W. Ballet*
B1d XII. Hymn: Bright Portals Of The Sky
Lyrics By – William Drummond
B1e XIII. Narration: Now When Jesus Was Born
B1f XIV. The March Of The Three Kings: From Kingdoms Of Wisdom
Lyrics By – Ursula Vaughan Williams
B1g XV. Choral: No Sad Thought His Soul Affright
Lyrics By [Verse 1] – Anon.*Lyrics By [Verse 2] – Ursula Vaughan Williams
B1h XVI. Epilogue: In The Beginning Was The Word
Lyrics By [From Hymn On The Morning Of Christ's Nativity] – John Milton (2)

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Recorded 22 January - 3 February 1965

Australian WRC pressing, sourced from original stampers and featuring unique sleeve art. Mono and stereo versions have same number on back of sleeve (S/T4304) - the mono version has "T-4304" on beige 'strobe' label, while the stereo has "ST-4304" on green 'strobe' label. The stereo version has a printed "stereo" rosette on the back, and the mono has a red sticker with "mono" placed over this (though these tend to drop off with age). Laminated flipback sleeve with laminate strip down the rightof the back. Control Guides printed below addresses for WRC.

"An H.M.V. Recording, issued exclusively in Australia by World Record Club:
299 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
177 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Newspaper House, 93 Queen Street, Brisbane
60 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
Barnett's Buildings, Council Avenue, Perth"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 label): YAX1260
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 label): YAX1261
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout - stamped): YAX 1260-3G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout - stamped): 1 YAX 1261-1G

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
33SX 1782 Ralph Vaughan Williams, Janet Baker, Richard Lewis (3), John Shirley-Quirk, The Bach Choir, The Choir Of Westminster Abbey, The London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks Ralph Vaughan Williams, Janet Baker, Richard Lewis (3), John Shirley-Quirk, The Bach Choir, The Choir Of Westminster Abbey, The London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks - Hodie (This Day) - A Christmas Cantata(LP, Mono) Columbia 33SX 1782 UK 1965 Sell This Version
S 36297 Vaughan Williams* / Janet Baker, Richard Lewis (3), John Shirley-Quirk, The Bach Choir, The Choristers Of Westminster Abbey*, The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By David Willocks Vaughan Williams* / Janet Baker, Richard Lewis (3), John Shirley-Quirk, The Bach Choir, The Choristers Of Westminster Abbey*, The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By David Willocks - Hodie (This Day): A Christmas Cantata For Soprano, Tenor, And Baritone Soloists, With Chorus, Boys' Voices, Organ And Orchestra(LP) Angel Records S 36297 US 1966 Sell This Version
S/T4304, T-4304 Vaughan Williams*, Janet Baker, Richard Lewis (3), John Shirley-Quirk, Bach Choir*, Choristers Of Westminster Abbey*, London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By David Willcocks Vaughan Williams*, Janet Baker, Richard Lewis (3), John Shirley-Quirk, Bach Choir*, Choristers Of Westminster Abbey*, London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By David Willcocks - Hodie- "This Day" (A Christmas Cantata)(LP, Album, Mono, Club) World Record Club, World Record Club S/T4304, T-4304 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
SCX 3570 Vaughan Williams*, Janet Baker, Richard Lewis (3), John Shirley-Quirk, Bach Choir*, Choristers Of Westminster Abbey*, London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By David Willcocks Vaughan Williams*, Janet Baker, Richard Lewis (3), John Shirley-Quirk, Bach Choir*, Choristers Of Westminster Abbey*, London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By David Willcocks - Hodie (A Christmas Cantata "This Day")(LP, RP) Columbia SCX 3570 UK Unknown Sell This Version
S 36297 Vaughan Williams*, Janet Baker, Richard Lewis (3), John Shirley-Quirk, Bach Choir*, Choristers Of Westminster Abbey*, London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By David Willcocks Vaughan Williams*, Janet Baker, Richard Lewis (3), John Shirley-Quirk, Bach Choir*, Choristers Of Westminster Abbey*, London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By David Willcocks - Hodie (A Christmas Cantata "This Day")(LP, RP) Angel Records S 36297 US Unknown Sell This Version

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