Richard Lambert Music

Good King Wenceslas (Op.48 No.3)

A new setting of the traditional carol for SATB choir and piano or organ

This is a completely new setting in A flat major of the well-known carol. The memorable, strident tune is used for each of the five verses, with different choral combinations of voices providing variety. The accompaniment was designed for piano, but this could be substituted by organ.


1.  20 December 2013 by Uppingham Choral Society, conducted by Peter Clements, at the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Uppingham, Rutland UK.

2.  15 December 2018 by Chater Community Choir, conducted by Tracy Steward with Roger Rowell (piano) at Oakham School Chapel, Rutland UK.


This recording of Good King Wenceslas was produced using computer software called Sibelius: it is not a live recording.


You can view and purchase the score of Good King Wenceslas from Score Exchange.

If you wish to listen to the piece on that website, select the ‘MP3 file’ link instead of playing the embedded score for better audio quality.

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