Christmas Carol Collection 2015


Read by LibriVox Volunteers


This year's selection includes traditional favourites and lesser-known Christmas carols in English and French. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

Bergers, qui êtes ici bas, author unknown; music by Ezwa.
A Christmas Lullaby, words by John Addington Symonds (1840 - 1893); music by BookAngel7.
Go Tell it on the Mountain, words by John Wesley Work, Jr.(1873-1925); music African-American spiritual.
Notre divin Maître, author unknown, music by Ezwa.
Saw You Never, In the Twilight? words by Cecil F. Alexander (1818 - 1895); music Chartres, 15th century French melody.
This Endris Night, 15th century English carol; author and composer unknown; music from the 1905 English Hymnal.
Quittez, pasteurs, author unknown; music by Ezwa.
Yule Returns, words by Rev. R. Watham; music by Vernon Bryan Crowther-Beynon (1866 - 1941).
Christmas Carol No. 3, words by Christina Rossetti; music by Susan Hawthorne.
Cradle Hymn: Hush, My Dear, Lie Still and Slumber, words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748); music traditional Welsh, arranged by Robert Bryan (1858-1920).
Bergers, allons voir dans l'étable, author unknown, music by Ezwa.
What Child is This?, words by William Chatterton Dix (1837 - 1898); Music: Greensleeves 16th century English traditional, setting from The Sunday School Hymnal and Service Book, 1871.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, words translated from the Latin by John Mason Neale (1818 - 1866); music 15th century French.
A Christmas Carol: Dry Your Tears, Ye Silent Mourners, words by Lady Catherine Petre (1831 - 1882); music by Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795 - 1856).
The Twelve Days of Christmas, words and music traditional altered and arranged by Frederic Austin (1872 - 1952).
Noël sur la circoncision, author unknown, music by Ezwa.
Unto Us Is Born a Son, author unknown, from the 15th century Latin; music arranged by Geoffrey Shaw (1879-1943).
In Dulci Jubilo, words 14th century German, translated by Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795 - 1856).
I Sing the Birth Was Born Tonight, words by Ben Jonson (1573-1637); music by Dmitri S. Bortniansky (1751-1825).
Deck the Hall, words traditional, possibly alt. Mrs. L. A. Bradbury; music Nos Galan, traditional Welsh melody, arranged by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924).
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, words from a traditional Polish carol translated by Edith M. Reed (1885-1933); music Polish carol W Zlobie Lezy, arranged by Edith M. Reed.
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, words and music traditional English, author and composer unknown.
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, words: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882); music Waltham by John Baptiste Calkin (1827 – 1905).
Silence Ciel, silence Terre, author unknown, music by Ezwa.
Once in Royal David's City, words by Cecil F. Alexander (1818-1895) from Hymns for Little Children 1848; music Irby by Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1875).
Christmas Carol (Nowell, Nowell), traditional carol from about 1460, author and composer unknown. Words of a traditional wassail song added by William Chappell (1809 - 1888).
Coventry Carol, words by Robert Croo from the 15th Century Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. (15th Century); music 15th century found by Thomas Sharp (1770-1841) and published in Dissertations in 1825.
Dans le calme de la nuit, author unknown, music by Ezwa.
Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning, words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826); music Morning Star by James Proctor Harding (1850-1911).
O Come All Ye Faithful, words and music by John Francis Wade (1711–1786).

(1 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Bergers, qui êtes ici bas 4:00 Read by Ezwa
A Christmas Lullaby 2:16 Read by BookAngel7
Go Tell it on the Mountain 2:42 Read by Maria Kasper
Notre divin Maître 3:10 Read by Ezwa
Saw You Never, In the Twilight? 2:43 Read by BookAngel7
This Endris Night 6:24 Read by Ruth Golding
Quittez, pasteurs 2:48 Read by Ezwa
Yule Returns 2:33 Read by BookAngel7
Christmas Carol No. 3 2:47 Read by Susan K Hawthorne
Cradle Hymn: Hush, My Dear, Lie Still and Slumber 4:30 Read by BookAngel7
Bergers, allons voir dans l'étable 2:10 Read by Ezwa
What Child is This? 3:28 Read by Kathy Hulick
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 3:58 Read by Michael Armenta
A Christmas Carol: Dry Your Tears, Ye Silent Mourners 2:48 Read by BookAngel7
The Twelve Days of Christmas 4:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Noël sur la circoncision 4:08 Read by Ezwa
Unto Us Is Born a Son 2:32 Read by BookAngel7
In Dulci Jubilo 4:23 Read by Ryan DeRamos
I Sing the Birth Was Born Tonight 3:02 Read by BookAngel7
Deck the Hall 2:19 Read by Ruth Golding
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly 2:00 Read by Maria Kasper
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day 5:52 Read by BookAngel7
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day 2:28 Read by John Burlinson
Silence Ciel, silence Terre 5:09 Read by Ezwa
Once in Royal David's City 4:23 Read by BookAngel7
Christmas Carol (Nowell, Nowell), 1460 5:01 Read by Ruth Golding
Coventry Carol 3:12 Read by Kathy Hulick
Dans le calme de la nuit 3:30 Read by Ezwa
Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning 3:19 Read by BookAngel7
O Come All Ye Faithful 1:52 Read by Esther ben Simonides