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Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury.
The essential Christmas disc for every lover of traditional seasonal music is set in the candlelit chapel of King’s College Cambridge, with the college’s famous choir superbly directed and recorded in its premiere Surround Sound release (DTS). The Millennial recording from December 2000 is complemented with an historic tele-cast from 1954, in which the legendary Boris Ord conducts the choir’s first-ever televised recording.

TV Director: David Kremer

Repertoire Once in Royal David’s city
Riu, riu, chiu
Quem pastores laudavere
O little Town of Bethlehem
Angels from the realms of glory
Thou must leave thy lowly dwelling
In the bleak mid-winter
I wonder as I wander
Quittez, pasteurs
Small wonder the star
While shepherds watched
Sussex Carol
Silent night
Gloria in excelsis Deo
The Shepherd’s Carol
God rest ye merry gentlemen
The Angels and the Shepherds
Hark! the herald angels sing

Plus


New 30-minute conversation between Sir David Willcocks, Sir Philip Ledger and Stephen Cleobury, the three Directors of Music at King’s College since 1957, filmed in 2001
‘Carols only’ or ‘complete service’ user options
28 page illustrated booklet with historical notes and biographies in English, French and German plus carol texts from 2000 service


Reviews
‘...spectacularly impressive surround sound… As John Steane remarks, the musical standards are as ever extremely high; but part of the King’s tradition and character is that extraordinary acoustic, which can nevertheless lend ordinary choral voices a subtly celestial, stained-glass quality. The stereo soundtrack captures it as well as any CD; but surround-sound gives you a far greater feeling that it’s actually around you, more immediate than even the excellent widescreen image.’
Gramophone

‘…sound and vision blend perfectly for this DVD with the lofty spaces and generous acoustics captured perfectly… ’
Birmingham Evening Mail

‘…one almost feels privileged to watch...If you have a 5.1 surround system, you can enjoy this DVD in ‘true surround sound mix’ - guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas.’
Classic fM Magazine

CAT NO: OA 0822 D
FORMAT: All Formats
REGIONS: All Regions
PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 146 MINS
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE
RELEASED: 01/11/2001
NO OF DISCS: 1



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