Christmas Carol Collection 2013


Read by LibriVox Volunteers


This year's LibriVox selection of traditional Christmas carols, hymns and songs in English, French, German, Greek, Italian and Ukrainian. We wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas.

English:
All Children are on Christmas Eve - Words & Music: Rev. Charles L. Hutchins (1838-1920).
Angels from the Realms of Glory - Words: James Montgomery (1771-1854); Music: Henry T. Smart (1813-1879).
Angels We Have Heard on High - Words: French Carol, trans. James Chadwick (1813-1882). Music: 'Gloria' French carol melody.
The Babe of Bethlehem - Old Kentish carol, arr. Henry R. Bramley (1833-1917) & John Stainer (1840-1901).
The First Nowell - traditional English carol, first published in its current form in Carols Ancient and Modern (1823) edited by William Sandys.
Good King Wenceslas - Words: John Mason Neale (1818-1866). Music: from Piae Cantiones (1582) arr. Henry R. Bramley (1833-1917) & John Stainer (1840-1901).
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788) Music: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), arr. William H. Cummings (1831-1915).
The Holly and the Ivy - Words: Traditional. Music: Traditional, arr. Henry R. Bramley (1833-1917) & John Stainer (1840-1901).
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Words: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Music: John B. Calkin (1827-1905).
In Little Bethlehem - Words: Katherine Parker; Music: George W. Wilmot. In Beginner and Primary Songs for use in Sunday School and the Home.
In the Bleak Midwinter - Words: Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894); Music: Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934).
Joy to the World - Words: Words: Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748); Music: 'Antioch' pieced together from 'Messiah' by George F. Handel (1685 - 1759) arr. Lowell Mason (1792-1872).
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming - Words: Words: v. 1-2, 15th Century German, trans. Theodore Baker ( 1851–1934); v. 3,4 Fridrich Layriz (1808-1859), trans. Harriet Reynolds Krauth (1845-1925); v. 5, 15th Century German, trans. John C. Mattes(1876-1948). Music: 'Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen (Rhythmic)' German from Köln, 1599, arr. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621).
Masters in this Hall, or, Nowell, Sing We Clear - Words: William Morris (1834-1896); Music: French Traditional.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Words: translated from the Latin by John Mason Neale (1818-1866). Music: 'Veni Emmanuel', 15th Century.
Rise Up, Shepherd an' Foller - Words & Music: American Traditional arr. Franklin Robinson.
Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung - From William Ballet's Lute Book c.1600. Music: arr. Dr. Charles Wood (1866–1926).
Wassail! Wassail All Over the Town! (Gloucestershire Wassail) - Words & Music: English Traditional.
We Three Kings of Orient Are - Words & Music: Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Jr. D.D. (1821-1891).
What Child is This? - Words: William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898). Music: English Traditional.

français (French):.
Dans cette étable - Words: French Traditional; Music: Charles Gounod (1818-1893).

Deutsch (German):.
Es kommt ein Schiff geladen - Words: Daniel Sudermann (1550 - 1631?); Music: first published in Andernacher Gesangbuch 1608.

ελληνικά (Greek):.
I Parthenos Simeron (Η Παρθένος Σήμερον) or Today the Virgin - Words and music: St. Romanos the Melodist (5th Century).

italiano (Italian):.
Canzone di Natale - Music: Arranged by Alberto Bimboni.

українська мова (Ukrainian):.
Коляда (Kolyada) - Words and music: Traditional Ukrainian..
Про різдво Христове... (Prorizdvo Khrystove) - Words and music: Traditional Ukrainian.

(1 hr 25 min)

Chapters

All Children are on Christmas Eve 1:20 Read by Ruth Golding
Angels from the Realms of Glory 2:15 Read by JemmaBlythe
Angels We Have Heard on High 3:21 Read by Bria Snow
The Babe of Bethlehem 3:53 Read by Ruth Golding
Canzone di Natale 6:51 Read by Ruth Golding
Dans cette étable 2:39 Read by Ruth Golding
Es kommt ein Schiff geladen 2:32 Read by Claudia Salto
The First Nowell 4:10 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
Good King Wenceslas 2:39 Read by Tony Oliva
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 2:25 Read by Bria Snow
The Holly and the Ivy 4:19 Read by Karen Savage
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day 2:58 Read by BookAngel7
I Parthenos Simeron (Η Παρθένος Σήμερον) or Today the Virgin) 1:53 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
In Little Bethlehem 1:53 Read by BookAngel7
In the Bleak Midwinter 4:47 Read by Maria Kasper
Joy to the World 2:50 Read by Ryan DeRamos
Коляда (Kolyada) 1:22 Read by Anastasiia Solokha
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming 4:38 Read by BookAngel7
Masters in this Hall, or, Nowell, Sing We Clear 2:45 Read by Ruth Golding
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 8:08 Read by Susan Morin
Про різдво Христове... (Prorizdvo Khrystove) 3:18 Read by Anastasiia Solokha
Rise Up, Shepherd an' Foller 2:06 Read by Ruth Golding
Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung 2:23 Read by Tony Oliva
Wassail! Wassail All Over the Town! (Gloucestershire Wassail) 3:36 Read by Frances Brown
We Three Kings of Orient Are 3:37 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
What Child is This? 2:57 Read by Maria Kasper