album

Essential Carols

51 songs (2 hours and 35 minutes) Released on 23 September 2012
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
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Christian Hymn for Advent)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Ian Hare & Sir David Willcocks
3:33
9
The Holly and the Ivy (British Christmas Carol)
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
3:11
10
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Arr. Willcocks, "Silent Night")
Stephen Varcoe, King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
3:06
11
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Christmas Carol, arr. David Willcocks)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks & John Wells
2:53
12
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (arr. David Willcocks)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks & John Wells
3:32
13
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Carol)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Ian Hare & Sir David Willcocks
3:17
14
The Lord At First Did Adam Make (Arr. David Willcocks)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, John Wells & Sir David Willcocks
4:11
15
Oh du fröhliche
Anneliese Rothenberger
2:41
16
El nino querido
The King's Singers
2:47
17
The Gift
The King's Singers
2:09
18
Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76: No. 52, Mariä Wiegenlied, "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag" (Allegretto)
Barbara Hendricks
2:26
19
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Barbara Hendricks
3:32
20
Joy to the World (Based on Themes by G. F. Handel)
Barbara Hendricks
1:56
21
Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
2:54
22
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Clare College Singers feat. Jeremy Blandford & Simon Vaughan
3:15
23
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
24
Nativity Carol
Clare College Singers, Cambridge, Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge, Jeremy Blandford & John Rutter
4:10
25
The Coming of our King (After a Polish Carol)
Clare College Singers
2:40
Disc 2
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
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
7
The Yorkshire Wassail Song: "Oh, here we come a wassailing"
Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
2:34
8
Zu Bethlehem geboren (German Carol from "Geistlicher Psalter, Köln, 1638")
Hermann Prey/Tölzer Knabenchor/Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden/Symphonie-Orchester Graunke
2:21
9
The Coventry Carol
The King's Singers
2:34
10
Masters in This Hall (French Carol)
Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
4:02
11
See amid the Winter's Snow, "Hymn for Christmas Day"
Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
3:46
12
Sussex Carol (Christmas Carol): "On Christmas night all Christians sing" (Arr. Philip Ledger)
Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
1:42
13
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Bach Choir, Sir David Willcocks, Jacques Orchestra
1:55
14
O Jesulein süss, BWV 493 (Chorale Version)
Bach Choir/Sir David Willcocks/Jacques Orchestra
2:52
15
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
16
Carol with Lullaby
Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
3:21
17
Mary's Little Boy Child
Vienna Boys Choir
4:39
18
Shchedryk (Arr. James Brett)
Vienna Boys Choir feat. Andry Pask, John Parricelli & Paul Clarvis
3:22
19
Cowboy Carol: "There'll be a new world beginning' from t'night!"
Hallé Choir/Ronald Frost/Maurice Handford
3:21
20
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
21
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (West Country)
Hallé Choir
1:38
22
Cantiones Sacrae: No. 13, Hodie Christus natus est, SwWV 163
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
3:50
23
Hosanna to the Son of David, a 6
King's College Choir, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks
3:14
24
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
25
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English Carol)
King's College Choir, Cambridge
2:04
26
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
King's College Choir, Cambridge, The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Ian Hare & Sir David Willcocks
4:47