This set includes an audio-only CD recording of the reconstruction of the first 1880 service, a documentary about the history of the service in Truro, presented by Jeremy Summerly, and a full DVD Video recording of the Nine Lessons service as it took place on December 23, 2014 in Truro Cathedral.
Featuring the Truro Cathedral Choir, organist Luke Bond, director Christopher Gray, and the presenter Jeremy Summerly.
DVD Video: The complete 2014 Truro Nine Lessons and Carols Service filmed live on December 23, 2014
Carols Sung by Truro Cathedral Choir:
I wonder as I wander – Philip Stopford
The truth from above – Ralph Vaughan Williams
What sweeter music – John Rutter
The Salutation Carol – Russell Pacoe
There is no rose – John Joubert
Quem pastores – arr Nigel Short
In the bleak midwinter – Harold Darke
I saw three ships – arr Philip Marshall
Once in royal David’s city
Of the Father’s heart begotten
O little town of Bethlehem
In dulci jubilo BWV 729 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Vom Himmel hoch – Garth Edmunson
DVD Extra Features:
Documentary ‘The Story of Nine Lessons and Carols’, presented by Jeremy Summerly, charting the history of the Nine Lessons and Carols from its inception in 1880 by the first Bishop of Truro, Edward White Benson, to the present day in Truro Cathedral.
Interviews with former Directors of Music at Truro Cathedral David Briggs, Andrew Nethsingha, and Robert Sharpe.
Audio CD: Audio recording of the reconstruction of the first Nine Lessons with Carols Festal Service for Christmas Eve, 1880
Carols sung by Truro Cathedral Choir:
The Lord at first had Adam make
Good Christian men, rejoice
The First Nowell
For unto us a child is born- Handel
Bethlehem of noblest cities
There were shepherd abiding in the field/Glory to God- Handel
I come, all ye faithful (as sung in Truro, 1880)
Once again, O blessed time
Hallelujah – Handel
Organ Voluntary: Sonata No 3 in A major (1st movement)- Mendelssohn