This DVD offers for the first time ever a sumptuous surround-sound experience of the college's annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, filmed in December 2000. Stephen Cleobury's choice of music for the service struck a careful balance between carols traditional and modern, rare and popular.
• A fascinating and rare black and white film of the 1954 service, effortlessly directed by Boris Ord.
• 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
• Illustrated booklet with historical notes and biographies in English, French and German plus carol texts from 2000 service.
• Extra features and readings with subtitles in French and German
PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES:Once in royal David's cityQuem pastores laudavereIn dulci jubilo Angels from the realms of gloryIn the bleak mid-winterQuittez, pasteursWhile shepherds watchedSilent nightThe Shepherd's Carol The Angels and the ShepherdsRiu, riu, chiu O little town of BethlehemThe Shepherds' FarewellI wonder as I wander Small wonder the starSussex CarolGloria in excelsis DeoGod rest ye merry gentlemenHark! the herald angels sing
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