Christmas Eve at King's
100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols
Written and compiled by Timothy Rogers
For this fascinating book, the author has delved into the archives in Cambridge to produce a complete record of the music that has been used in the world famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s over the last 100 years. Listing all of the Christmas pieces, he reveals the most performed carol from the Festivals since 1918. The book mentions a scheme, devised by Boris Ord, for performing the hymn, Once in royal David’s city, and it identifies the keys that he used for certain carols to make them sound brighter. There are also comments made by Sir David Willcocks, giving his ideas for refining the service. The author remembers the composers that Sir Philip Ledger introduced into the Festivals, as well as highlighting popular carols from Sir Stephen Cleobury’s era.
Paperback 54pp (slim volume)
Published by Encore Publications