In the Bleak Midwinter: Christmas Carols from King's

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Daniel Hyde

In the Bleak Midwinter: Christmas Carols from King's

In 2020, for the first time in 90 years, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was given without a congregation, though it was still watched by millions around the world. The music from that service, supplemented by four tracks recorded separately, has been gathered together and provides the first opportunity to hear this iconic choir under its new director, Daniel Hyde, over a full album. Mixing much-loved carols with some new works and arrangements, this is a joyous celebration of Christmas that accomplishes what the King’s College Choir does uniquely well—renewing tradition while always sounding freshly minted.

Once in royal David's city (Arr. David Willcocks, Desc. Stephen Cleobury)
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A tender shoot
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How shall I fitly meet thee?
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Of the Father's heart begotten (Arr. David Willcocks)
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Angels, from the realms of glory (Arr. Reginald Jacques)
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In dulci jubilo (Arr. Robert Lucas de Pearsall & Daniel Hyde)
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O come, all ye faithful (Arr. David Willcocks, Desc. Christopher Robinson & David Hill)
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Sussex Carol (On Christmas night) [Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams]
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While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Desc. Nicholas Marston & Daniel Hyde)
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Thou who wast rich beyond all splendour (Arr. Charles Herbert Kitson & Daniel Hyde)
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The Shepherd's Cradle Song (Wiegenlied) [Arr. Charles Macpherson]
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In the bleak midwinter (Arr. Mack Wilberg)
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As I sat on a sunny bank (I saw three ships) [Arr. Elizabeth Poston & Daniel Hyde]
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Prelude to "Hark! the herald-angels sing"
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Hark! the herald-angels sing (Desc. Philip Ledger)
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Improvisation on "Adeste, fideles"
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