album

100 Best Carols

100 songs (5 hours and 18 minutes) Released on 5 November 2007
Disc 1
1
The First Nowell (Arr. Mackerras)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Francis Grier & Sir Philip Ledger
4:56
2
Away in a Manger
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir Philip Ledger
2:10
3
Up! Good Christen folk and listen (from "Piae Cantiones", 1582): "Ding-dong, ding, ding-a-dong-a-ding"
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir Philip Ledger
1:18
4
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Arr. Philip Ledger)
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir Philip Ledger
3:31
5
I Sing of a Maiden, for Two-Part Boys' Choir and Piano (Version with Organ):
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Francis Grier & Sir Philip Ledger
2:31
6
3 Carol-Anthems: II. A Spotless Rose
Gareth Morrell, King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir Philip Ledger
3:10
7
Once in Royal David's City (from "Hymns and Carols of Christmas")
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Ian Hare & Sir David Willcocks
5:12
8
Personent hodie (Christmas Carol from "Piae Cantiones")
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Ian Hare & Sir David Willcocks
2:41
9
12 Christmas Carols: No. 8, Myn Lyking, "I saw a fair mayden" (Allegro moderato)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Ian Hare & Sir David Willcocks
3:20
10
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Christian Hymn for Advent)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Ian Hare & Sir David Willcocks
3:33
11
The Holly and the Ivy (British Christmas Carol)
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
3:11
12
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Arr. Willcocks, "Silent Night")
Stephen Varcoe, King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
3:06
13
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Christmas Carol, arr. David Willcocks)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks & John Wells
2:53
14
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (arr. David Willcocks)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks & John Wells
3:32
15
The Lord At First Did Adam Make (Arr. David Willcocks)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, John Wells & Sir David Willcocks
4:11
16
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Carol)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Ian Hare & Sir David Willcocks
3:17
Disc 2
1
Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
2:54
2
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Clare College Singers feat. Jeremy Blandford & Simon Vaughan
3:15
3
Angel Tidings (Arr. John Rutter)
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
1:44
4
Quelle est cette odeur agréable?: "Whence is that goodly fragrance?" (French Christmas Carol from the 17th Century)
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
3:25
5
I Saw Three Ships: "I saw three ships come sailing in" (English Christmas Carol)
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
2:05
6
Nativity Carol
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
4:10
7
Quem pastores laudavere (from "Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410")
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
2:24
8
Hajej, nynjej, "Rocking Carol": "Hajej, nynej, Jezisku, Jezisku" (Czech Carol)
Clare College Singers
3:52
9
Here We Come A-wassailing, "Wassail Song" (English Christmas Carol)
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
4:09
10
The Coming of our King (After a Polish Carol)
Clare College Singers
2:40
11
The Infant King (Old Basque Noël)
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
3:09
12
Shepherds' Noël (Catalan Carol)
Clare College Singers
3:07
13
Noël Nouvelet
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
3:32
14
Gabriel's Message (Basque Carol)
Clare College Singers
3:51
15
Sans Day Carol, "St. Day Carol": "Now the holly bears a berry" (Cornish Christmas Carol)
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
3:20
16
Past Three O'Clock, "Past Three A Clock" (English Carol)
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
2:29
Disc 3
1
The Suffolk Harmony, 1784: No. 1, Shiloh, "Methinks I see a heavenly host"
Andrew Parrott
2:58
2
Los que fueron de buen gusto, Xácara in D Minor
Taverner Consort, Taverner Players & Andrew Parrott
4:16
3
The Singing Master's Assistant, 1778: No. 6, Judea, "A virgin unspotted"
Andrew Parrott
3:19
4
The Babe of Bethlehem: "Ye nations all, on you I call"
Andrew Parrott
2:40
5
Thys Endris Nygth: "The other night I saw a sight" (English Carol from the 15th Century)
Andrew Parrott/Taverner Choir/Taverner Consort
4:45
6
Ríu Ríu Chíu (Spanish Villancico, No. 46, from "Cancionero de Uppsala"): "Riu, riu, chiu, la guarda ribera"
Andrew Parrott
3:28
7
Christum wir sollen loben schon
Andrew Parrott
3:02
8
Gaudete, Christus est natus (from "Jistebnice Cantional, 1420"
Andrew Parrott
1:44
9
In hoc anni circulo (Christmas Carol)
Andrew Parrott/Taverner Choir/Taverner Consort
2:21
10
Alleluya! A Nywe Werk Is Come on Honde! (Christmas Carol)
Andrew Parrott/Leigh Nixon/Nicolas Robertson/Taverner Choir/Taverner Consort
5:50
11
The Old Year Now Away Is Fled (Carol for New Year's Day)
Taverner Consort
1:51
12
Hodie nobis coelorum rex, a 4, P. 92
Taverner Consort/Taverner Choir/Andrew Parrott
3:24
13
Audite principes a 16, C. 123
Taverner Consort/Taverner Choir/Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott
6:17
14
Musae Sioniae, Theil 2: No. 5, In dulci jubilo, a 16 (Pt. 2)
Taverner Choir/Taverner Consort/Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott
3:42
Disc 4
1
Oh du fröhliche
Anneliese Rothenberger
2:41
2
El nino querido
The King's Singers
2:47
3
The Gift
The King's Singers
2:09
4
Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76: No. 52, Mariä Wiegenlied, "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag" (Allegretto)
Barbara Hendricks
2:26
5
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Barbara Hendricks
3:32
6
Joy to the World (Based on Themes by G. F. Handel)
Barbara Hendricks
1:56
7
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63, Act 3: No. 32e, Chorus, "See the conqu'ring hero comes!" - Sung in German, "Tochter Zion"
Hermann Prey/Tölzer Knabenchor/Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden/Symphonie-Orchester Graunke
3:08
8
Zu Bethlehem geboren (German Carol from "Geistlicher Psalter, Köln, 1638")
Hermann Prey/Tölzer Knabenchor/Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden/Symphonie-Orchester Graunke
2:21
9
Mary's Little Boy Child
Vienna Boys Choir
4:39
10
Shchedryk (Arr. James Brett)
Vienna Boys Choir feat. Andry Pask, John Parricelli & Paul Clarvis
3:22
11
Il est né, le divin Enfant (Arr. Jonathan Tunick)
Jonathan Tunick feat. Roberto Alagna
2:39
12
Cantique de Noël, "Minuit, chrétiens"
Roberto Alagna
3:41
13
Marche des Rois (French Carol): "De-matin, ai rescountra lou trin"
René Delsinne
2:48
14
Noël des îles
René Delsinne
4:44
15
Chanson joyeuse de Noël, a 4: "Le petit Jésus, Sauveur adorable"
René Delsinne
5:53
16
Weihnachtslieder: No. 1, Weihnachten, "Leise weht's durch alle Lande" (Arr. Mackerras)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/Ambrosian Singers/Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras
3:11
17
Von Himmel hoch (Arr. Mackerras)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/Ambrosian Singers/Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras
3:15
18
In the Bleak Midwinter (Arr. Jonathan Tunick)
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa/Roberto Alagna/Abbey Road Ensemble/Jonathan Tunick
3:49
19
O Tannenbaum (Arr. Glenn Osser)
Jonathan Tunick feat. Roberto Alagna & Thomas Hampson
2:28
20
The Twelve Days of Christmas (Arr. Jonathan Tunick)
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Roberto Alagna, Thomas Hampson, The London Voices, Abbey Road Ensemble & Jonathan Tunick
4:19
Disc 5
1
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, "Tidings of Comfort and Joy" (English Christmas Carol from "The Roxburghe Collection")
Huddersfield Choral Society
2:14
2
Good King Wenceslas (Tune based on a 13th-Century Spring Carol)
Huddersfield Choral Society/Brian Kay/David Bell/Owain Arwel Hughes
2:28
3
We Three Kings, "We Three Kings of Orient Are" (Christmas Carol)
Huddersfield Choral Society/Brian Kay/David Bell/Owain Arwel Hughes
3:07
4
Angels from the Realms of Glory (arr. Charles Wood of French Carol "Les Anges dans nos campagnes")
Huddersfield Choral Society
3:09
5
As with Gladness Men of Old (After Conrad Kocher's "Treuer Heiland", arr. William Henry Monk)
Huddersfield Choral Society/Brian Kay/David Bell/Owain Arwel Hughes
2:29
6
The Coventry Carol
The King's Singers
2:34
7
The Yorkshire Wassail Song: "Oh, here we come a wassailing"
Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
2:34
8
Masters in This Hall (French Carol)
Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
4:02
9
See amid the Winter's Snow, "Hymn for Christmas Day"
Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
3:46
10
Sussex Carol (Christmas Carol): "On Christmas night all Christians sing" (Arr. Philip Ledger)
Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
1:42
11
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Bach Choir, Sir David Willcocks, Jacques Orchestra
1:55
12
O Jesulein süss, BWV 493 (Chorale Version)
Bach Choir/Sir David Willcocks/Jacques Orchestra
2:52
13
5 English Folk Songs for Unaccompanied Chorus: No. 5, Wassail Song, "Wassail, Wassail, all over the town" (Vivace)
Bach Choir/Sir David Willcocks/Jacques Orchestra
2:54
14
Carol with Lullaby
Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
3:21
15
Cowboy Carol: "There'll be a new world beginning' from t'night!"
Hallé Choir/Ronald Frost/Maurice Handford
3:21
16
L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25, H. 130, Pt. 2: No. 8, Adieu des bergers à la Sainte-Famille, "Il s'en va loin de la terre" (Les Bergers)
Hallé Orchestra/Maurice Handford/Hallé Choir/Ronald Frost
4:44
17
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (West Country)
Hallé Choir
1:38
Disc 6
1
Nowell! Nowell! Nowell!: "Nowell sing we now all and some" (after a Christmas Carol from the 15th Century)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
1:49
2
And All in the Morning
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
2:16
3
I Saw a Maiden (After a Basque Noel, arr. Edgar Pettman)
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
3:05
4
Ein Kind Geborn Zu Bethlehem, Sswv 292 (No. 9 From "Geistliche Konzerte III", 1635): "A Child Is Born In Bethlehem" (Arr. David Willcocks)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
2:28
5
Where Riches is Everlastingly: "Into this world this day did come"
King's College Choir, Cambridge
2:48
6
How Far Is It to Bethlehem? (English Carol)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
2:13
7
Of the Father's Heart Begotten (Christmas Carol)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Ian Hare & Sir David Willcocks
5:05
8
Resonet in laudibus (14th-Century Carol from the "Moosburg Gradual of 1360")
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Ian Hare & Sir David Willcocks
1:55
9
The Shepherds' Cradle Song
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
3:40
10
Quittez, pasteurs: "Quittez, pasteurs, vos brebis, vos houlettes" (French Carol, arr. John Rutter)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Robert Chilcott, Francis Grier & Sir Philip Ledger
3:40
11
Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child," Op. 25b, "Coventry Carol"
King's College Choir, Cambridge
2:53
12
Melismata: No. 23, Remember, O Thou Man, "A Christmas Carol"
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir Philip Ledger
3:19
13
Cantiones Sacrae: No. 13, Hodie Christus natus est, SwWV 163
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
3:50
14
Hosanna to the Son of David, a 6
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
3:14
15
Angelus ad virginem, "Gabriel, From Heven King" (Carol from the 13th Century)
King's College Choir, Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks/Sir Andrew Davis/Douglas Whittaker
2:38
16
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English Carol)
King's College Choir, Cambridge
2:04
17
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Ian Hare & Sir David Willcocks
4:47