Once in Royal David's City
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fidelis)
Holly and the Ivy, The (English)
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (adapted from Handel)
In the Bleak Midwinter
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
Lamb, for chorus, The
Angels From the Realms Of Glory
Adam Lay Y-Bounden, carol
Three Kings, The
I Saw A Maiden (Basque)
Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
Maiden Most Gentle, A (French)
Spotless Rose, for chorus, A
Sans Day Carol
I Wonder As I Wander
Cherry Tree Carol, The
I Sing of a Maiden for 2 voices & piano
Gabriel's Message (Basque)
Personent Hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
First Nowell, The (English)
In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
O Little Town of Bethlehem
I Saw Three Ships
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, emmanuel), carol
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (The Apple Tree Carol)
All my heart this night rejoices, hymn
Dormi Jesu (The Virgin's Cradle Hymn)
Riu, riu, chiu
O Jesulein süá, o Jesulein mild (O Little One Sweet), carol (NEH No. 31)
Shepherd's Cradle Song
How Far Is It to Bethlehem? (Children's Song of the Nativity) (Tune: Stowey) (English)
Truth From Above, The
Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
Remember, O thou man (from Melismata, 1611)
Quittez pasteurs (O come away ye shepherds) (French)
Lord at first did Adam make, The
infant King, The (Basque)
Ein Kind geborn zu Bethleham
And All in the Morning ("On Christmas Day"), carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English Carols No. 1)
Of the Father's heart begotten (A Christmas Procession)
In dulci jubilo (II), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 729 (BC K115)
Album Remarks & Appraisals:
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge has always been synonymous with Christmas - from the yearly television broadcast of their Lessons and Carols service to their numerous best-selling albums of Christmas songs and masses. EMI Classics is proud to present a 2-CD compilation of their greatest Christmas carol recordings - just in time for the holidays!
Christmas is not really Christmas at all without all your favourite carols sung by the legendary Choir of King's College, Cambridge. This brand new 2CD collection brings together 50 of the very best seasonal music to make everyone's Christmas just perfect!
Personnel: Bob Chilcott (tenor); Stephen Varcoe (baritone); John Barnes Wells, Francis Grier, Benjamin Bayl (organ).
Recording information: King's College Chapel, Cambridge, England.
Ensemble: Philip Jones .
Translators: R. F. Davis; Joseph Mohr; David Willcocks .
Arrangers: Thomas Armstrong ; Edgar Pettman; Ivor Atkins; Charles MacPherson; Arthur Sullivan; Henry Walford Davies; Gustav Holst ; John Rutter; John Stainer; Ralph Vaughan Williams ; David Willcocks .
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