Carols from Kings: 2020 Collection (audio album download)


The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Dónal McCann organ

Daniel Hyde conductor

Released 11 December 2020

Available as an mp3 download and up to 48kHz/24bit (Studio Master).

Please note that this is an audio album.  For the BBC television broadcast Carols from King’s, go to our video downloads.

SKU: KGS0048

A collection of carols sung live on Christmas Eve and made available as an audio album for the first time. Taken from the BBC’s 2019 Christmas broadcasts, these recordings capture the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge under the direction of Daniel Hyde, performing for his first Christmas at King’s since taking up the post of Director of Music.

Highlights include the premiere performance of the commissioned carol The Angel Gabriel, John Rutter’s Candlelight Carol and the spell-binding Coventry Carol (Lully Lulla) by Kenneth Leighton.

The recordings in this collection are made available at better-than-CD quality and have been specially remastered.

Carols from King’s: 2020 Collection (Live)
1 Once in royal David’s city 5:13 H. J. Gauntlett; harm. A. H. Mann; desc. Cleobury
2 A maiden most gentle 3:03 Andrew Carter
3 There is no rose of such virtue 1:57 Elizabeth Maconchy
4 Herefordshire Carol (This is the truth sent from above) 2:34 arr. Vaughan Williams & C. Robinson
5 It came upon the midnight clear 3:54 arr. Sullivan & J. Scott
6 The angel Gabriel [Premiere performance] 3:54 Philip Moore
7 Coventry Carol (Lully lulla) 3:12 Kenneth Leighton
8 Sussex Carol (On Christmas night) 2:26 arr. Vaughan Williams
9 O little town of Bethlehem 4:47 Sir Henry Walford Davies
10 Ding! dong! merrily on high 2:11 arr. Willcocks
11 Candlelight Carol 4:15 John Rutter
12 Hark! the herald-angels sing 3:36 Felix Mendelssohn; desc. Ledger
Total time 41 minutes


Track 1 soloist: Philip Curtis

Track 6 soloist: Philip Curtis

Track 7 soloist: Aiken Anderson-Jané

Track 9 soloists: Protik Moulik (tenor); Aiken Anderson-Jané (treble)

Recorded at 48kHz 24-bit PCM in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, by kind permission of the Provost and Scholars, 15 and 24 December 2019.

Released by agreement with BBC Studios.