Multilingual Christmas Carol Collection 2019
Description Multilingual Christmas Carol Collection 2019
LibriVox volunteers bring you a festive selection of 21 Christmas carols for the 2019 holiday. This year's collection includes traditional favorites and lesser-known selections in English and Italian. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. - Summary by Maria Kasper
Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella; traditional French Provençal carol, English translation by E. Cuthbert Nunn (1868-1914).
Carol for Christmas Eve; traditional 16th century carol, words edited by Henry Ramsden Bramley (1833-1917), original tune by RomanosMusic.
Deck the Halls; traditional Welsh carol.
The First Nowell; traditional English carol, from 1871 arrangement by John Stainer (1840-1901).
Gesù Bambino; words and music by Pietro Yon (1886-1943).
How Great Our Joy; traditional German carol, English translation by Theodore Baker (1851-1934).
In the Bleak Midwinter; words by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894); music by Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
Joy to the World; words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748); music by Lowell Mason (1792-1872).
O Come, O Come Emmanuel; traditional Latin Hymn, English translation by John Mason Neale (1818-1866).
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem; words by Phillips Brooks (1835-1893), music by Louis Henry Redner (1831-1908).
O Holy Night; words by Placide Capeau (1808-1877), music by Adolphe Adam (1803-1856).
Once in Royal David’s City; words by Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895); music by Henry Gauntlett (1805-1876).
On Christmas Night; traditional Sussex carol, collected by Ralph Vaughn Williams (1872-1958).
Santa Claus; words and music by Nathan Haskell Dole (1852-1935).
See Amid the Winter Snow; words by Edward Caswall (1814-1878); music by John Goss (1800-1880).
The Twelve Days of Christmas; 18th century English folk song, from 1909 arrangement by Frederic Austin (1872-1952).
Wassail Song; traditional English folk carol, collected by Cecil Sharp (1859-1924).
We Three Kings of Orient Are; words and music by John Henry Hopkins Jr. (1820-1891).
When Bloody Herod Reigned King; traditional west country English carol.
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night; words by Nahum Tate (1652-1715); music traditional Yorkshire melody.
Note: The First Nowell chorus consists of 27 LibriVox musicians, organized and edited by Twinkle88.