Best 100 Carols

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Traditional, Christmas : Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Hadley, Patrick : I sing of a maiden
>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
>Terry, Richard Runciman : Myn Lyking
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Traditional, Christmas : While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night (unspecified tune)
>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
>Traditional, Christmas : The Lord at first did Adam make
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Rutter, John : Shepherd's Pipe Carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (W zlobie lezy)
>Traditional, Christmas : Angel Tidings (Moravian)
>Traditional, Christmas : Quelle est cette odeur agreable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>Rutter, John : Nativity Carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
>Traditional, Christmas : Rocking Carol (Czech)
>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
>Rutter, John : The Coming of our King (Polish Carol)
>Traditional, Christmas : The infant King (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : La pastora Caterina, carol (Catalan)
>Traditional, Christmas : Noel nouvelet, carol (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Past Three O'clock, carol (English)
>Billings, William : Methinks I See a Heavenly Host
>Vidales, Francisco de : Los que Fueren de Buen Gusto
>Billings, William : A Virgin Unspotted
>Walker, William : The Babe of Bethlehem
>Traditional, Christmas : This Endere Nyghth, carol
>Flecha, Matheo : Riu, riu, chiu
>Anonymous : Christum Wir Sollen Loben Schon
>Anonymous : Gaudete!
>Traditional, Christmas : Verbum caro
>Traditional, Christmas : Alleluya
>Traditional, Christmas : The Old Year now away is fled
>Tallis, Thomas : Hodie nobis
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Audite principes
>Praetorious, Michael : In dulci jubilo
>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
>Traditional, Christmas : El nino querido (The Beloved Child) (Spanish)
>Traditional, Shaker : Simple Gifts
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby
>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
>Traditional, Christmas : Zu Bethlehem geboren, carol (German)
>Hairston, Jester : Mary's boy child
>Traditional, Christmas : Ukrainian Bell Carol (Shchedryk)
>Traditional, Christmas : Il est ne, le divin enfant (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Minuit Chretiens
>Traditional, Christmas : La marche des rois, carol (Provencal)
>De Rivel, Moune : Noel des iles
>Traditional, Christmas : Chanson joyeuse de Noel
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Weihnachten ("Leise weht's durch alle Lande"), for voice & piano
>Traditional, Christmas : Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (From Heaven on High), carol (German)
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels from the Realms of Glory
>Kocher, Conrad : As With Gladness Men of Old
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)
>Traditional, Christmas : We've been a while a-wandering, carol ("The Yorkshire Wassail Song")
>Traditional, Christmas : Masters in This Hall
>Goss, John : See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little One Sweet
>Tate, Phyllis : Carol with Lullaby
>Broadhurst, Cecil : A Cowboy Carol
>Berlioz, Hector : L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25
>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Nowell! Nowell! Nowell!
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : And All in the Morning ("On Christmas Day"), carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw A Maiden (Basque)
>Scheidt, Samuel : Puer natus in Bethlehem
>Warlock, Peter : Where Riches is Everlastingly
>Traditional, Christmas : How Far to Bethlehem?, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Of the Father's heart begotten (A Christmas Procession)
>Traditional, Christmas : Resonet in Laudibus (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : Shepherd's Cradle Song
>Traditional, Christmas : Quittez pasteurs (O come away ye shepherds) (French)
>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
>Ravenscroft, Thomas : Remember, O thou man (from Melismata, 1611)
>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Hodie Christus natus est
>Gibbons, Orlando : Hosanna to the Son of David
>Chancelier, Philippe Le : Angelus ad virginem
>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
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Notes & Reviews:

2007 release in the Best Classics 100 series, 100 Best Carols is the perfect Christmas release-- six CDs of the most famous carols, all time for the price of one full-priced disc! Among the vocal groups found on this release are the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, the Taverner Choir, the Bach Choir, and the Wiener Sangerknaben, while star soloists include Roberto Alagna, Thomas Hampson, Barbara Hendricks, Hermann Prey, and Kiri Te Kanawa.



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>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Performer: Francis Grier (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Traditional, Christmas : Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Performer: Francis Grier (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Hadley, Patrick : I sing of a maiden
  • Performer: Francis Grier (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1936

>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
  • Performer: Gareth Morrell (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performers: Ian Hare (Organ); David Willcocks (Descant)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1582

>Terry, Richard Runciman : Myn Lyking
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 12th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Stephen Varcoe
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Traditional, Christmas : While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night (unspecified tune)
  • Performer: John Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.

>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Performer: John Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : The Lord at first did Adam make
  • Performer: John Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Rutter, John : Shepherd's Pipe Carol
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1966

>Traditional, Christmas : Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (W zlobie lezy)
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1921

>Traditional, Christmas : Angel Tidings (Moravian)
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1717

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1666

>Rutter, John : Nativity Carol
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1963

>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Rocking Carol (Czech)
  • Performers: Jeremy Blandford (Organ); Roger Garland (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1850

>Rutter, John : The Coming of our King (Polish Carol)
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Christmas : The infant King (Basque)
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : La pastora Caterina, carol (Catalan)
  • Performers: Jeremy Blandford (Organ); Simon Vaughan (Baritone)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Noël nouvelet, carol (French)
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 16th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  • Performers: Jeremy Blandford (Organ); Simon Vaughan (Baritone)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Traditional, Christmas : Sans Day Carol
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Past Three O'clock, carol (English)
  • Performer: Jeremy Blandford (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.

>Billings, William : Methinks I See a Heavenly Host
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Vidales, Francisco de : Los que Fueren de Buen Gusto
  • Performers: Rachel Platt (Soprano); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Emily van Evera (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Choir, Consort & Players
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Billings, William : A Virgin Unspotted
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Walker, William : The Babe of Bethlehem
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, Christmas : This Endere Nyghth, carol
  • Performers: Nigel Robertson; Charles Daniels (Voice); Simon Grant (Bass); Andrew Parrott (Organ)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Flecha, Matheo : Riu, riu, chiu
  • Performer: Richard Wistreich
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Anonymous : Christum Wir Sollen Loben Schon
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.

>Anonymous : Gaudete!
  • Performers: Taverner Choir (Sackbut); Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Verbum caro :: "In Hac Anni Circulo"
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Alleluya :: A nywe werk, for chorus
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 14th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : The Old Year now away is fled
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Bandora); Evelyn Tubb
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Tallis, Thomas : Hodie nobis
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Audite principes
  • Performers: Nicholas Robertson (Tenor); Angus Davidson (Countertenor); John Dudley (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Choir, Consort & Players
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Praetorious, Michael : In dulci jubilo
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Choir, Consort & Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1619

>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1958

>Traditional, Christmas : El niño querido (The Beloved Child) (Spanish)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.

>Traditional, Shaker : Simple Gifts
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 18th Century

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby :: "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra),
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Eric Ericson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1912

>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Eric Ericson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1900

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Eric Ericson
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 :: Tochter Zion, freue dich
  • Performers: Christfried Bickenbach (Organ); Hermann Prey
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Traditional, Christmas : Zu Bethlehem geboren, carol (German)
  • Performers: Christfried Bickenbach (Organ); Hermann Prey
  • Conductor: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Hairston, Jester : Mary's boy child
  • Performer: John Parricelli (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Alexander
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Traditional, Christmas : Ukrainian Bell Carol (Shchedryk)
  • Performers: Andrew Pask (Clarinet); Paul Clarvis (Percussion); John Parricelli (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Geoffrey Alexander
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Il est né, le divin enfant (French)
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1875

>Traditional, Christmas : Minuit Chrétiens
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : La marche des rois, carol (Provençal)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>De Rivel, Moune : Noël des îles
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Chanson joyeuse de Noël
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Weihnachten ("Leise weht's durch alle Lande"), for voice & piano
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Traditional, Christmas : Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (From Heaven on High), carol (German)
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1820

>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Thomas Hampson; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1864.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1864

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Performers: Huddersfield Society; David Bell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owain Hughes
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  • Performers: Huddersfield Society; David Bell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owain Hughes
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1582

>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
  • Performers: Huddersfield Society; David Bell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owain Hughes
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1857

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Performers: Huddersfield Society; David Bell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owain Hughes
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1816

>Kocher, Conrad : As With Gladness Men of Old
  • Performers: Huddersfield Society; David Bell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Owain Hughes
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2) :: "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Traditional, Christmas : We've been a while a-wandering, carol ("The Yorkshire Wassail Song")
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Christmas : Masters in This Hall
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1860.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1860

>Goss, John : See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : O Little One Sweet
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1850

>Tate, Phyllis : Carol with Lullaby
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Broadhurst, Cecil : A Cowboy Carol
  • Conductor: Maurice Handford
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.

>Berlioz, Hector : L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25
  • Conductor: Maurice Handford
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 10/1850-07/1854

>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  • Conductor: Maurice Handford
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 15th Century

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Nowell! Nowell! Nowell!
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : And All in the Morning ("On Christmas Day"), carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1919

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw A Maiden (Basque)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.

>Scheidt, Samuel : Puer natus in Bethlehem
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Warlock, Peter : Where Riches is Everlastingly
  • Performer: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1927

>Traditional, Christmas : How Far to Bethlehem?, carol
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Of the Father's heart begotten (A Christmas Procession)
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1582

>Traditional, Christmas : Resonet in Laudibus (Piae Cantiones)
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Traditional, Christmas : Shepherd's Cradle Song
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Quittez pasteurs (O come away ye shepherds) (French)
  • Performers: Francis Grier (Organ); Bob Chilcott (Treble)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Treble)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Ravenscroft, Thomas : Remember, O thou man (from Melismata, 1611)
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Treble)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Hodie Christus natus est
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1619

>Gibbons, Orlando : Hosanna to the Son of David
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1610

>Chancelier, Philippe Le : Angelus ad virginem
  • Performers: Douglas Whittaker (Flute); Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
  • Performers: Douglas Whittaker (Flute); Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); Christopher Kampen (Cello)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1833

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performer: Ian Hare (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751