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The Sixteen Edition - Traditional Christmas Carol Collection

Album Summary

>Traditional : The first nowell
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David City
>Traditional : On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol"
>Traditional : While shepherds watched their flocks by night
>Traditional : I saw three ships
>Traditional : Angels from the realms of glory
>Davies, Henry Walford : O little town of Bethlehem
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Traditional : Rocking
>Traditional : In dulci jubilo
>Traditional : Ding Dong! Merrily on high
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the bleak mid-winter
>Traditional : Good King Wenceslas
>Traditional : Deck the hall
>Traditional : The Holly and the Ivy
>Traditional : God rest ye merry, gentlemen
>Traditional : See amid the winter's snow
>Traditional : Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol"
>Wade, John Francis : Adeste fideles
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Here's the definitive album of household favorite carols, beautifully and expertly sung. This collection of well-loved traditional Christmas carols is perfect for creating a warm seasonal atmosphere. The Sixteen's reputation for early English polyphony, masterpieces of the Renaissance, and a diversity of twentieth century music is founded on the naturalness of performance, a revealing clarity and beauty of sound, precision, and a dramatic intensity of delivery. "Simple, sincere, and thoroughly engaging" -American Record Guide



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Works Details

>Traditional : The first nowell
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David City
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol"
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : While shepherds watched their flocks by night
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1592
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : I saw three ships
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Angels from the realms of glory
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Davies, Henry Walford : O little town of Bethlehem
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Rocking
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : In dulci jubilo
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 12th Century
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Ding Dong! Merrily on high
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 16th Century
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the bleak mid-winter
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1911
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Good King Wenceslas
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Deck the hall
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : The Holly and the Ivy
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : God rest ye merry, gentlemen
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : See amid the winter's snow
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol"
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 16th Century
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Wade, John Francis : Adeste fideles
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1782
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840
  • Studio/Live: Studio