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Track(s) taken from KGS0036-D

I saw three ships

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George Hill (treble), King's College Choir Cambridge, Sir Stephen Cleobury (conductor), Henry Websdale (organ)
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Recording details: December 2018
King's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Simon Kiln
Engineered by Arne Akselberg
Release date: November 2019
Total duration: 2 minutes 15 seconds
 

Other recordings available for download

Jesus College Choir Cambridge, Mark Williams (conductor), Timothy Lambourn (organ)
Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (organ)
Oliver Brown (treble), Michael Bell (tenor), St John's College Choir Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha (conductor), Joseph Wicks (organ)
Adam Banwell (treble), Joel Williams (tenor), King's College Choir Cambridge, Sir Stephen Cleobury (conductor), Douglas Tang (organ)
King's College Choir Cambridge, Sir Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Reviews

‘One senses throughout a judicious maintenance of familiar pillars … balanced with new elements such as the annual commissioned carol … and repertoire ranging from Medieval to composers from other traditions such as Arvo Pärt … the choir is generally in superb form, disciplined yet clearly relishing the music … superbly engineered, the recording vividly conjures the chapel’s unique acoustic’ (BBC Music Magazine)
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‘A very handsome memorial, with the refined, honeyed choir and atmospheric chapel acoustic in fine fettle, and a pleasing commissioned carol by Judith Weir, O mercy divine, accompanied solely by Guy Johnston’s fast-moving cello’ (The Times)

Some claim this traditional English carol tune is a variant of Greensleeves; at least 500 years old, it exists in many arrangements, one of the most successful in recent decades being that by Simon Preston, who for several years was a successor to William McKie as Organist and Choirmaster at Westminster Abbey.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 2011

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100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols
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A Very English Christmas
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Christmas with St John's
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Favourite Carols from King's
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Journey into light
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