Christmas Carol Collection 2014 cover

Christmas Carol Collection 2014

Various

1. The Story That Never Grows Old
2. From Far Away
3. Oh du fröhliche
4. A Virgin Most Pure
5. Creator alme siderum
6. Good Christian Men, Rejoice!
7. O Christmas Tree
8. Chantons les louanges
9. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
10. Hallelujah!
11. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
12. O Dieu, quelle nouveauté
13. A Christmas Carol (All the Skies Tonight Sing o'er Us)
14. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
15. Le sommeil de l'enfant Jésus
16. Ye Shepherds Leave Your Flocks
17. Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling
18. O Come, All Ye Faithful
19. Love Came Down at Christmas
20. Hymn for Christmas Day (See Amid the Winter's Snow)
21. Oh! la bonne nouvelle

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Summary

This year's LibriVox selection of traditional favourites and lesser-known Christmas carols in English, French, German and Latin, including a 17th century harmonisation of a plain chant melody from Susan, French poems set to original music by Ezwa, and Ryan's version of Händel's Hallelujah Chorus. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas. The Story That Never Grows Old: Words by James M. Gray (1851 - 1935); music by Ira D. Sankey (1840 - 1908) From Far Away: Words edited by Henry Ramsden Bramley (1833 - 1917); music edited by Sir John Stainer (1840 - 1901). Oh du fröhliche: Sicilianisches Fischerlied. A Virgin Most Pure: Anonymous English manuscript, c. 1777, collected by Davies Gilbert (1823). Creator alme siderum: Plain chant melody, harmonised by Sebastiano Cherici (1647 - 1703). Good Christian Men, Rejoice!: Words edited by Henry Ramsden Bramley (1833 - 1917); music edited by Sir John Stainer (1840 - 1901). O Christmas Tree: German folk song, various German authors, translator unknown. Chantons les louanges: Words, author unknown, from Cantiques de Noël anciens et nouveaux (1862); music by Ezwa. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus: Words by Charles Wesley (1707 - 1788); music by Rowland H. Prichard (1811 - 1887). Hallelujah!: from Messiah by G. F. Händel (1685 - 1759). While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks: Words by Nahum Tate (1652 - 1715); music Winchester Old, from Whole Book of Psalmes, by Thomas Est (1540?–1608). O Dieu, quelle nouveauté: Words, author unknown, from Cantiques de Noël anciens et nouveaux (1862); music by Ezwa. A Christmas Carol (All the Skies Tonight Sing o'er Us): Words by Rev. John O'Connor (1870 - 1952); music German. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly: Words and music: Traditional Polish carol, translated and arranged by Edith Margaret Gellibrand Reed (1885 - 1933). Le sommeil de l'enfant Jésus: Words and music by François-Auguste Gevaert (1828 - 1908). Ye Shepherds Leave Your Flocks: Words and music Old French, translated by Caroline Hazard (1856 - 1945). Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling: Words by Karl Enslin (1819 - 1875); music by Benedikt Widmann (1820 - 1910). O Come, All Ye Faithful: Words: John F. Wade (1711 - 1786). v.1-3, 6 translated by Frederick Oakeley, 1841; v. 4, 5 Translated by William T. Brooke (1848 - 1917); music: 'Adeste Fideles' or 'Portuguese Hymn' John F. Wade, 1743. Love Came Down at Christmas: Words by Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894); music by J. E. Borland (1866 - 1937). From Carols Old and Carols New (1916) by Charles L. Hutchins (1838 - 1920). Hymn for Christmas Day (See Amid the Winter's Snow): Words and music by Edward Caswall (1814 - 1878); words edited by Henry Ramsden Bramley (1833 - 1917); music arranged by Sir John Stainer (1840 - 1901) Oh! la bonne nouvelle: Words, author unknown, from Cantiques de Noël anciens et nouveaux (1862); music by Ezwa.