A live recording of the 2008 A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This double CD, released 2 November 2009, brings you the quintessential sound of Christmas.
The recording includes both traditional and modern carols. Some of the traditional carols are well known (O Come, All Ye Faithful; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; Hark! The Herald-Angels Sing), whilst others are less so (Angels from the Realms of Glory; Infant Holy, Infant Lowly; A Spotless Rose). Modern carols include Illuminare Jerusalem by Judith Weir (1985), What Sweeter Music by John Rutter (1987) and Mary, commissioned from Dominic Muldowney for the 2008 service.
Listen to an extract from the CD: Glory, alleluia to the Christ Child! by Alan Bullard.
The 2008 Festival marked the 80th anniversary of its first BBC broadcast in 1928 and the start of a year-long celebration of the 800th anniversary of Cambridge University.
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