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Multilingual Christmas Carol Collection 2019

Gelesen von LibriVox Volunteers

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.

(1 hr 8 min)

Chapters

In the Bleak Midwinter - version 1

3:01

Read by Robin Lamb

Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella

1:58

Read by Tomas Peter

Carol for Christmas Eve

4:16

Read by Romano

Deck the Halls

2:03

Read by Pseudonymous Nerd

The First Nowell

4:55

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Gesù Bambino

3:38

Read by Romano

How Great Our Joy

2:23

Read by Maria Kasper

In the Bleak Midwinter - version 2

2:56

Read by Adrian Stephens

Joy to the World

2:20

Read by Pseudonymous Nerd

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

3:50

Read by Sam Stockwell

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

3:31

Read by Romano

O Holy Night

3:43

Read by Robin Lamb

Once in Royal David's City

3:50

Read by Gillian Hendrie

On Christmas Night

2:16

Read by Maria Kasper

Santa Claus

1:30

Read by Tomas Peter

See Amid the Winter's Snow

2:43

Read by Gillian Hendrie

The Twelve Days of Christmas

4:50

Read by Pseudonymous Nerd

Wassail Song

4:02

Read by Alan Mapstone

We Three Kings of Orient Are

3:49

Read by Sam Stockwell

When Bloody Herod Reigned King

3:25

Read by Alan Mapstone

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night

3:38

Read by Alan Mapstone