Christmas Carol Collection 2017


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(5 stars; 1 reviews)


LibriVox volunteers bring you a festive selection of 22 Christmas carols for the 2017 holiday. This year's collection includes traditional favorites and lesser-known selections in English, German, Italian, and Latin. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas.

Adeste Fidelis; words and music traditional .
Angels From the Realms of Glory; words by James Montgomery (1771-1854); music by Henry Smart (1813-1879).
A Babe is Born; words traditional; music by BookAngel7.
The Boar's Head; words and music traditional.
Child in the Manger; words by Mary M. MacDonald (1798-1872); tune traditional.
Canzone di Natale (Christmas Lullaby); words and music traditional .
Christmas Once is Christmas Still; words by Phillips Brooks (1835-1893); tune by BookAngel7.
Coventry Carol; words and music traditional.
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen; words and music traditional.
Good Christian Men Rejoice; words by John Mason Neale (1818-1866 ); tune traditional.
Go Tell It On the Mountain; by John Wesley Work, Jr.
His Advent; words by Alfred Hayes (1857-1936); tune by Joseph Barnby (1838-1896).
The Holly and the Ivy; words and music traditional .
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear; by Edward H. Sears (1810-1876); music by Richard Storrs Willis (1819-1900).
O Come All Ye Faithful; words by Frederick Oakeley ( 1802-1880); tune traditional.
O Little Town of Bethlehem; words by Phillips Brooks (1835-1893); music by Lewis Henry Redner (1831-1908); additional music by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).
O Tannenbaum; words by Ernst Anschütz ( 1780-1861); tune by Melchior Franck (1579-1639).
Pastor Bonus; words by Alfred Edward Alston (1862-1927); tune by commonsparrow3.
Silent Night; words in original German by Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863); English translation by John F. Young (1820-1885); music by Franz Xaver Gruber.
Good King Wenceslaus; words by John Mason Neale; music traditional .
What Child Is This?; words by William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898); tune traditional.
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night; words by Nahum Tate (1652-1715); music by George F. Handel (1685-1759).

(1 hr 8 min)

Chapters

Adeste Fidelis 3:01 Read by DrPGould
Angels From the Realms of Glory 2:42 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
A Babe Is Born 2:41 Read by BookAngel7
The Boar's Head 1:32 Read by DrPGould
Child in the Manger 2:33 Read by Tomas Peter
Canzone di Natale 6:42 Read by Romano
Christmas Once Is Christmas Still 2:42 Read by BookAngel7
Coventry Carol 2:41 Read by Susan K Hawthorne
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen 3:39 Read by VfkaBT
Good Christian Men Rejoice 1:48 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
Go Tell It On The Mountain 2:06 Read by Mary in Arkansas
His Advent 2:14 Read by Maria Kasper
The Holly and the Ivy 3:12 Read by Tomas Peter
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 7:42 Read by Susan K Hawthorne
O Come All Ye Faithful 2:50 Read by Amelia Chesley
O Little Town of Bethlehem 3:59 Read by Ryan DeRamos
O Tannenbaum 2:20 Read by Amelia Chesley
Pastor Bonus 2:10 Read by Maria Kasper
Silent Night 2:04 Read by VfkaBT
Good King Wenceslaus 2:43 Read by DrPGould
What Child Is This? 3:38 Read by Romano
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night 3:05 Read by BookAngel7

Reviews

Wow!

(5 stars)

Oh my gosh! Ryan DeRamos’s recording of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” actually made me cry! Something in his voice and the beautiful way he arranged and played the music just made the song really come alive! And I honestly didn’t expect so many of these songs to be professionally recorded! I can tell everyone involved put in a lot of effort in their own way. But I most certainly didn’t come expecting to be in happy tears! Mr. DeRamos, you deserve a record deal! This December has been a bit of a challenging one for me, but your song has just made me feel so much better! God bless you and everyone else involved in recording this compilation of carols. I honestly don’t understand why anyone would spend a fortune on an Audible or Spotify subscription when you can listen to something simply amazing like this on LibriVox!