Sir David Willcocks

Born 30 December 1920. Died 17 September 2015
Sir David Willcocks
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1919-12-30
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Sir David Willcocks

Sir David Willcocks Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir David Valentine Willcocks, CBE, MC (30 December 1919 – 17 September 2015) was a British choral conductor, organist, composer and music administrator. He was particularly well known for his association with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, which he directed from 1957 to 1974, making frequent broadcasts and recordings. Several of the descants and carol arrangements he wrote for the annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols were published in the series of books Carols for Choirs which he edited along with Reginald Jacques and John Rutter. He was also director of the Royal College of Music in London.

During the Second World War (1939–1945) he served as an officer in the British Army, and was decorated with the Military Cross for his actions on Hill 112 during the Battle of Normandy in July 1944. His elder son, Jonathan Willcocks, is also a composer.

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Joseph Haydn
Mass in D minor, Hob XXII No 11 (Nelson Mass): Benedictus, Agnus Dei
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Mass in D minor, Hob XXII No 11 (Nelson Mass): Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Love bade me welcome (Five Mystical Songs)
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Love bade me welcome (Five Mystical Songs)
Johann Sebastian Bach
St Matthew Passion, BWV.244 (Make me clean, my heart, from sin)
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St Matthew Passion, BWV.244 (Make me clean, my heart, from sin)
Johann Sebastian Bach
O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
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O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
Henry Balfour Gardiner
Evening Hymn
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Evening Hymn
King's College Cambridge Choir, Stephen Varcoe, John Wells & Sir David Willcocks
The Three Kings
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The Three Kings

The Three Kings

Performer
King's College Cambridge Choir
Stephen Varcoe
John Wells
Michael Praetorius
Musae Sioniae, Theil 6: No 85, Psallite unigenito (part 1)
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Musae Sioniae, Theil 6: No 85, Psallite unigenito (part 1)
Trad.
Ding dong! Merrily on high (based on a 16th century French Noel)
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Ding dong! Merrily on high (based on a 16th century French Noel)
Felix Mendelssohn
Hark! The herald angels sing
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Hark! The herald angels sing
Johann Sebastian Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Felix Mendelssohn
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
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Hark the Herald Angels Sing
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Gabriel's Message
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Gabriel's Message
Elizabeth Poston
Jesus Christ The Apple Tree
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Jesus Christ The Apple Tree
Bach Choir & Sir David Willcocks
Gabriel's Message
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Gabriel's Message

Gabriel's Message

Performer
Bach Choir
Harold Edwin Darke
In the bleak midwinter
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In the bleak midwinter
Sir David Willcocks
Sussex Carol
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Sussex Carol
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Now The Birth Of Jesus Christ; It Was The Winter Wild (from Hodie)
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Now The Birth Of Jesus Christ; It Was The Winter Wild (from Hodie)
George Frideric Handel
Zadok the priest, HWV 258
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Zadok the priest, HWV 258
Benjamin Britten
Saint Nicolas Op. 42 (Nicolas and the Pickled Boys)
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Saint Nicolas Op. 42 (Nicolas and the Pickled Boys)
Hubert Parry
An Ode On The Nativity
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An Ode On The Nativity
Gabriel Fauré
Requiem: Agnus Dei
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Requiem: Agnus Dei
William Walton
Coronation Te Deum
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Coronation Te Deum
Sir David Willcocks
The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended
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The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended
Trad.
Lord of the Dance
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Lord of the Dance
William Walton
In Honour of the City of London
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In Honour of the City of London
Gabriel Fauré
Pie Jesu (Requiem, Op 48)
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Pie Jesu (Requiem, Op 48)

Pie Jesu (Requiem, Op 48)

Performer
John Wells
Orchestra
New Philharmonia
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Sir David Willcocks
Under The Greenwood Tree
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Under The Greenwood Tree

Under The Greenwood Tree

Choir
Les Sirenes Female Chamber Choir
Gustav Holst
Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op 26 No 3
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Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op 26 No 3
Thomas Tallis
O Nata Lux
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O Nata Lux
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Full fathom five (Three Shakespeare Songs)
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Full fathom five (Three Shakespeare Songs)
Felix Mendelssohn
Hark! The herald angels sing
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Hark! The herald angels sing
Gregorio Allegri
Miserere
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Miserere
Herbert Howells
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, 'Collegium Regale'
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Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, 'Collegium Regale'
Charles Wood
Hail, gladdening light
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Hail, gladdening light
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Folk Songs of the Four Seasons (5th mvt)
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Folk Songs of the Four Seasons (5th mvt)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Wohl mir, dass ich jesum habe (Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben)
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Wohl mir, dass ich jesum habe (Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben)
Sir George Dyson
Sweet Thames run softly (opening)
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Sweet Thames run softly (opening)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Hodie: A Christmas Cantata (excerpt)
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Hodie: A Christmas Cantata (excerpt)
Felix Mendelssohn
Hark! The herald-angels sing
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Hark! The herald-angels sing
Träd
Deck the hall
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Deck the hall
Träd
God rest you merry, gentlemen
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God rest you merry, gentlemen
John Goss, Annie Lydford, Sir David Willcocks, BBC Singers & Ben Palmer
See amid the winter's snow
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See amid the winter's snow
Träd
The first Nowell
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The first Nowell
Marc‐Antoine Charpentier
Messe de Minuit pour Noel (Kyrie)
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Messe de Minuit pour Noel (Kyrie)
Traditional Polish, Sir David Willcocks, BBC Singers & David Hill
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
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Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Composer
Traditional Polish
Music Arranger
Conductor
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Trad.
Adeste Fideles
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Adeste Fideles
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1964: Prom 39
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Royal Albert Hall
1964-09-08T16:25:16
8
Sep
1964

Proms 1964: Prom 39

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1964: Prom 36
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Royal Albert Hall
1964-09-04T16:25:16
4
Sep
1964

Proms 1964: Prom 36

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1963: Prom 06
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Royal Albert Hall
1963-07-26T16:25:16
26
Jul
1963

Proms 1963: Prom 06

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1962: Prom 04
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Royal Albert Hall
1962-07-25T16:25:16
25
Jul
1962

Proms 1962: Prom 04

Royal Albert Hall

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