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     

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