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Ding dong! merrily on high

composer
16th-century French melody
arranger
author of text

 
The tune of Ding dong! merrily on high first appeared in Orchésographie, a dance-book by Jehan Tabourot (1519-95)—the pen-name (nearly a perfect anagram) of Thoinot Arbeau. George Ratcliffe Woodward’s lyrics were first published in 1924 in his Cambridge carol-book. Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir since 2008, arranged the version sung here, with its brilliant organ part, and additional brass parts by Mark Jordan.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2020

Recordings

Christmas Carols with The King's Singers
Studio Master: SIGCD683Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols
Studio Master: KGS0033-DDownload onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
A winter's night
Studio Master: SIGCD646Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Adeste fideles
Studio Master: SIGCD460Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Adeste fideles
CDA66668
Christmas carols from Village Green to Church Choir
SIGCD387Download only
Christmas Star
CSCD503Download only
Christmas with St John's
Studio Master: SIGCD458Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Favourite Carols from King's
Studio Master: KGS0007Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Joy to the World
CDH55161
Nine Lessons & Carols
Studio Master: KGS0001Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
On Christmas night
SIGCD386Download only
The Carols Album
Studio Master: SIGCD108Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The King's Singers Christmas Songbook
Studio Master: SIGCD459Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Voces 8 Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD291Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 9 on SIGCD683 [1'43] Download only
Track 5 on CDA66668 [1'52]
Track 5 on CDH55161 [2'06]
Track 6 on CSCD503 [1'55] Download only
Track 6 on KGS0001 CD2 [2'45] Download only
Track 2 on KGS0007 [2'07] Download only
Track 3 on KGS0033-D CD2 [2'02] Download only
Track 19 on SIGCD108 [2'04] Download only
Track 6 on SIGCD291 [1'35] Download only
Track 11 on SIGCD386 [1'50] Download only
Track 12 on SIGCD387 [2'07] Download only
Track 14 on SIGCD458 [2'03] Download only
Track 9 on SIGCD459 [2'24] Download only
Track 16 on SIGCD460 [1'47] Download only
Track 20 on SIGCD646 [2'40] Download only

Track-specific metadata for KGS0001 disc 2 track 6

Artists
ISRC
GB-MY5-12-00127
Duration
2'45
Recording date
24 December 2010
Recording venue
King's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Simon Kiln
Recording engineer
Arne Akselberg & Paul Thomason
Hyperion usage
  1. Nine Lessons & Carols (KGS0001)
    Disc 2 Track 6
    Release date: October 2012
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