Boris Ord

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Boris Ord (born Bernhard Ord) (July 9, 1897 – December 30, 1961) was organist and choirmaster of King's College, Cambridge between 1929 and 1957, save during World War II when he served in the Royal Air Force; Harold Darke deputised during that period. He was, like his successor Sir David Willcocks, educated at Clifton College.

He was born at Clifton, Bristol. His setting of Adam lay ybounden, his only published piece of music, was once a fixture in the order of service of the annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's. It now occasionally alternates with the settings by Peter Warlock and Philip Ledger. A distinguished choir master, he was described by Willcocks as the man who taught him everything he knew about training a choir.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Advent to Christmas Various Artists 1
2006 The Holy Child (Music for Advent and Christmas) Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church Houston 1
2015 Four Thousand Winter Daniel Taylor, The Trinity Choir 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Evensong: Jul i Vor Frue Kirke Cæciliakoret 1
1997 Carols From King’s College Cambridge: 25 of the Most Popular Carols Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 1

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