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  King David, King of Israel
David, the son of Jesse and descendant of Ruth, became king of Israel after the death of the rebellious Saul, and thus began the golden age of Israel.
David was originally based in Hebron in southern Judah, but when all 13 tribes of Israel accepted his rulership he needed a central location from which to govern.
Queen Elizabeth II is of the House of David, of the tribe of Judah.
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 Schola Cantorum: componisten, Sir David Willcocks
David Willcocks werd geboren in Newquay, Cornwall (Zuid-Engeland) op 30 december 1919.
Van 1940 tot 1945 was Willcocks in militaire dienst, waarin hij zelfs het 'Military Cross' ontving (1944).
In 1960 werd Willcocks benoemd tot dirigent van 'The Bach Choir' te Londen, waarmee hij vele eerste uitvoeringen verzorgde van belangrijke (Engelse) composities.
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 David Willcocks (Conductor) - Short Biography
The English conductor, organist and music educator, Sir David Willcocks, began his musical training as a chorister at Westminster Abbey from 1929 to 1934.
With the King's College Choir Cambridge, Sir David gave the first performances in Italy of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem at Perugia, Milan, La Scala and Venice in 1963 and later introduced the work in Japan, Hong Kong, Portugal and the Netherlands.
Sir David appears frequently as a conductor in the USA, Canada and European countries.
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For his contributions to the world of music and choral performance, Sir David Willcocks will be awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree at the 3 p.m.
Sir David began his musical career as a boy chorister in the choir of Westminster Abbey.
Sir David is an honorary fellow of King's College, Cambridge and has received honorary degrees in England, the United States and Canada.
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 UK CATHEDRAL MUSIC LINKS .ORG.UK
Although I had known the name of David Willcocks, the first time I heard him was on a BBC Radio 4 programme broadcast on 5th April 1998 as he so eloquently spoke in support of the integrity of Martin Neary.
I introduced myself to Sir David as he sat in the Nave following the score of the music being rehearsed by Adrian Lucas (Master of the Choristers) for that evening's concert.He looked 20 years younger than his age, his eyes twinkled, and I was immediately impressed by the genuine warmth of his greeting.
Sir David says " I'll never forget the charisma of that man. I was at the end of the row and I thought he was watching me the whole of that time, but the boy at the other end of the row told me he was watching him."
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 Sir David Willcocks
He is Sir David Willcocks, and at 83, still has something of the little boy about him and a bounce in his step.
Sir David has conducted Elgar's Dream of Gerontius more than 50 times since first performing it in 1949 in Salisbury, using the same score (annotated by the original owner, Dr Walter Alcock, under Elgar's direction) that he will use in the Christchurch performance this Saturday.
Sir David claims he was lucky to be at Kings College when recording took off between 1957 and 1974.
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 The Treble Chorus of New England - Featured Composers
Sir David was born in Newquay, Cornwall, England in 1919, and from 1929 to 1934 was a chorister at Westminster Abbey.
With the Bach Choir Sir David gave the first performances in Italy of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, at Perugia, Milan (La Scala), and Venice (La Fenice) in 1963, and later introduced the work in Japan, Hong Kong, Portugal and the Netherlands.
In 1992 Sir David was presented with the Harvard Glee Club Medal, and in 1999 he received the Distinguished Musician Award of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and of the University of Toronto.
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It was a piano tuner that first recognized Sir David’s perfect pitch when he was six, after he had detected that a B-flat key was out of tune; thereafter a career in music seemed obvious.
It was said of Ralph Vaughan Williams that: “When he conducts, one is somehow unaware of the actual notes but is brought vividly to the meaning behind them.” Sir David spent time, both literally and metaphorically, at the feet of that great man and — metaphorically but not literally — fills his shoes.
Sir David’s link to Newfoundland has prominently been through Festival 500, though going by the number of voices that he there inspired to produce beautiful sounds, Festival 1500 would also have been an appropriate name.
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 David Willcocks John Rutter ; 100 Carols for Choirs, David William Barron - An Introduction to the Study of Programming ...
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 Christmas Across the Centuries - St. Albans Chamber Choir
The oldest of these is the unknown 15th century hand that added a counter-melody to the fine 14th century Resonemus laudibus (19), a tune which also proved irresistible to the doyen of modern carol arrangers, David Willcocks (26).
David Hansell began conducting at school when a staff shortage led to his directing the second orchestra.
David now focuses on the vocal ensemble Sospiri, of which he is the continuo player, the Esher-based Ripieno Choir, and St Albans Chamber Choir, of which he became the conductor in 1997.
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 Sir David Willcocks
Sir David began his musical training as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, later winning scholarships to Clifton College and King’s College Cambridge.
He was knighted in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Honours List and has been awarded honorary degrees in the USA and Canada as well as the universities of Bradford, Bristol, Exeter, Leicester and Sussex in England.
Sir David maintains a busy schedule of concerts and recordings including recent visits to the USA, Canada, South Africa, and many European countries.
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 Classics Today.com - Your Online Guide to Classical Music
They are representative of the repertoire performed at the choir's legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols services, including many of the "Green" and "Orange" Oxford carol-book pieces so loved by choral singers everywhere.
Disc 2 offers both older works (Sweelinck, Gibbons, Weelkes) as well as new settings of old texts (Ledger's "Chester Carol", Mathias' "A Babe is born", Willcocks' "O come, O come, Emmanuel", Poston's "Angelus ad virginem", and Patrick Hadley's exquisite, ethereal "I sing of a maiden").
Not surprisingly, the choir's sound and performance standard are very consistent from year to year, although certain pieces are not as polished nor as carefully balanced as the rest, examples being "Whence is that goodly fragrance?" and (for some reason) the early works by Gibbons and Weelkes.
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 David Willcocks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He is particularly known for his choral arrangements of Christmas carols, most of which were originally written for the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's or the Bach Choir's Christmas concerts.
They are published in the five Carols for Choirs anthologies (1961–1987), edited by Willcocks with Reginald Jacques and John Rutter.
This page was last modified 11:04, 19 December 2005.
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 yaledailynews.com - Yale singing groups get the royal treatment with Sir David Willcocks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The occasion for this joint venture is a celebration of a living legend, "the dean of British choral music," Sir David Willcocks.
The Glee Club acquits itself well in the "Magnificat," and since Willcocks' conducting style eschews a romantic, free-flowing approach in favor of rhythmic precision, the more bombastic passages are particularly excellent.
The Camerata's rendition of "Dixit Dominus" is also quite strong, and the soloists, despite lack of practice, are impressive, particularly soprano soloists Laura Chester and Mellissa Hughes MUS '06, who blend beautifully in a duet, and alto soloist Ian Howell MUS '06, who achieves admirable purity of tone during crescendos on his highest notes.
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 David Willcocks Conducts The Bach Choir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
David Willcocks Conducts The Bach Choir, formed in 1876 to give the first performance in Britain of Bach’s B minor Mass, sings a program of recent British compositions for choir, brass, organ, and percussion, including John Rutter’s popular Gloria.
Sir David Willcocks has been director of the Bach Choir since 1960.
The virtuoso brass ensemble known as The Wallace Collection is joined by percussionists and organist Jane Watts.
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 King's College Chapel: Nine Lessons and Carols
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
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 David Willcocks John Rutter ; 100 Carols for Choirs, David Williams - The Enlightenment Cambridge Readings in the ...
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 Fnac.com  - Disques Classiques  - David Willcocks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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The oratio conductor Sir David Willcocks leads the NightPro Symphony Orchestra, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, organist John Longhurst, harpsichordist Igor Kipnis, and a slew of other acclaimed oratorio soloists in a stirring performance.
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 CLASSICAL - Christmas Carols From Tewkesbury Abbey (8.553077) by CLASSICAL - from eDirectory.co.uk online shop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 David Willcocks & King's College Choir Cambridge - Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works - Recordings
David Willcocks and King's College Choir Cambridge - Bach Cantatas and Other Vocal Works - Recordings
Tenor [Evangelist]: Peter Pears; Bass [Jesus]: David Ward; Soprano [Arias, Maid]: Elizabeth Harwood; Contralto: Helen Watts; Tenor [Arias]: Alexander Young; Tenor [Servant]: Robert Tear; Bass-Baritone [Arias]: Harvey Alan; Bass [Peter]: Brian Etheridge; Bass [Pilate]: Lindsay Heather
6-CD King's College Choir Cambridge and David Willcocks do not participate in the other recordings of cantatas on this album.
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 St Bride's: Angel Voices
Trafalgar Brass joined the choir at this service for a number of years to play David Willcocks's carol arrangements which provide the framework for this recording.
Sir David Willcocks was Organist of King's College, Cambridge during the 1960's and early 1970's and subsequently Director of the Royal College of Music and conductor of the Bach Choir, a post from which he only retired this year.
The only descant on this recording not by Willcocks is that for 0 Little town of Bethlehem, which is by Sir Thomas Armstrong, sometime Organist of Christ Church, Oxford.
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 Israel in Egypt etc. (2 CDs)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Artists: Sir David Willcocks - conductor / The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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Artists: Sir David Willcocks - conductor / The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields / The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
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 Christmas Adagios   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Dulci Jubilo - The Bach Choir/David Willcocks
We are also treated to the Bach Choir, the Choir of King's College, Renata Tebaldi, Marilyn Horne, Vienna Boys Choir, Monteverdi Choir, and Pavarotti.
While wonderful pieces, there are several selection that are puzzling as Christmas selections: "Laudate Dominum" by Mozart, "The Lamb" by Tavener, and "Panis Angelicus" by Cesar Franck.
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 Recording Listing
King’s College, Cambridge, chapel choir, dir David V.
King’s College, Cambridge, chapel choir, and boys, dir David V. Willcocks; London Philharmonic Choir, dir John Alldis; Bach Choir, dir David V. Willcocks; Guildford Cath, dir Barry M. Rose; London Ambrosian Singers women, dir unspecified; Westminster Abbey boys, dir Douglas A. Guest
Willcocks; St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, dir Sydney S. Campbell; St. John’s College, Cambridge, chapel choir, dir George Guest; St. Michael’s College, Tenbury, dir Lucian Nethsingha; Elizabethan Singers, dir Louis Halsey
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 Resources for LDS Organists
46; Willcocks As With Gladness Men of Old (Dix), p.52; Maxwell Davies Ave Plena Gracia, p.54; Kirkpatrick/Willcocks Away in a Manger, p.
110; Willcocks He Is Born the Divine Christ Child, p.
376; Willcocks Whence is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing?, p.
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