Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury

The Complete Argo Recordings


Stephen Cleobury’s 37-year tenure as director of music at King’s College Cambridge ensured the most famous choir in the world maintained the high standards set by his illustrious predecessors, David Willcocks & Philip Ledger. Cleobury expanded the repertory of the choir and enhanced its global reputation through more frequent tours and television broadcasts. Under his direction, the choir set down a wonderful legacy of recordings, enriched by the chapel’s legendary acoustic. This new edition serves as a wonderful companion to the David Willcocks Edition released in 2015.

CD 1

1. TALLIS Spem in allium (40-part motet), Lamentations etc.     

CD 2
1. VICTORIA Mass & Motet “O quam gloriosum”; PALESTRINA Mass & Motet “Tues Petrus”     

CD 3
1. LASSUS Three Masses – Missa Vinum Bonum (Good Wine Mass), Missa Triste depart, Missa Quand’io pens’al martire     

CD 4
1. GABRIELI The Glory of Venice     
2. Philip Jones Brass Ensemble     

CD 5
1. VIVALDI Dixit Dominus; Beatus Vir     
2. Isobel Buchanan, Jennifer Smith, Helen Watts, Ian Partridge, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra     

CD 6
1. HANDEL Dixit Dominus; Laudate pueri Dominum     
2. Isobel Buchanan, Ann Mackay, Michael Chance, William Kendall, Henry Herford, English Chamber Orchestra     

CD 7–8
1. HANDEL Messiah (1752 Version 1)     
2. Lynne Dawson, Hilary Summers, John Mark Ainsley, Alastair Miles, The Brandenburg Consort     

CD 9–10
1. HANDEL Israel in Egypt     
2. Ian Bostridge, Michael Chance, Susan Gritton, Stephen Varcoe, The Brandenburg Consort     

CD 11
1. MOZART Mass in C Minor, K139/47a (“Waisenhaus-Messe”), Mass in C Major, K257 (“Credo-Messe”)     
2. Susanne Mentzer, Bernadette Manca di Nissa, Neil Mackie, Stephen Roberts, English Chamber Orchestra     

CD 12
1. MOZART Masses – Coronation Mass, K317; Missa Solemnis, K337     
2. Margaret Marshall, Ann Murray, Rogers Covey-Crump, David Wilson-Johnson, English Chamber Orchestra     

CD 13
1. “HEAR MY PRAYER” – Choral music by Mendelssohn & Brahms     

CD 14
1. VERDI Quattro pezzi sacri (Four Sacred Pieces)     
2. Cambridge University Music Society, London Philharmonic Orchestra     

CD 15
1. BRITTEN A Ceremony of Carols*; Rejoice in the Lamb; A Boy was Born     
2. Rachel Masters, harp*     

CD 16
1. “A Celebration of Herbert Howells” incl. Collegium Regale     

CD 17
1. MAXWELL DAVIES Solstice of Light; Five Carols; Hymn to the Word of God     

CD 18
1. “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY” – 16 Favourite Hymns     

CD 19
1. “O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL” – 16 Favourite Christmas Carols     

CD 20
1. “THE KING’S COLLECTION” – includes Song for Athene; Miserere; Panis Angelicus; Zadok The Priest; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring     

Release date: 25 February, 2022