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Christmas Carol Collection 2021

Gelesen von LibriVox Volunteers


LibriVox volunteers bring you a festive selection of 16 Christmas carols for the 2021 holiday. This year's collection includes traditional favorites and lesser-known selections in English and Latin. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

A Child is Born in Bethlehem; Traditional Latin hymn, English translation by Richard F. Littledale (1833-1890), tune by Lowell Mason (1792-1872).

Adam Lay Ybounden; Words traditional English, tune by alanmapstone.

All Glory to God; Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), tune by Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932).

The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came; Words by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), tune traditional Basque carol.

Auld Lang Syne; Words by Robert Burns (1759-1796), tune traditional Scottish air.

Behold a Branch is Growing; 15th century German carol, English translation by Harriet R. Krauth (1845-1925) and John C. Mattes (1876-1948), tune by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621).

Boar’s Head Carol; Words traditional English carol, tune by alanmapstone.

Carol of the Birds; Words by Unknown, traditional French tune ‘Bas-Quercy’.

Christ is Born; Words by William C. Wilbor (1852-1917), tune by W. Howard Doane (1832-1915).

If Ye Would Hear the Angels Sing; Words by Dora Greenwell (1821-1882), tune traditional.

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear; Words by Edmund H. Sears (1810-1876), traditional English tune ‘Kingsfold’.

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence; Traditional Greek Hymn, English words by Gerard Moultrie (1829-1885), traditional French tune ‘Picardy’.

Personent Hodie; Words traditional Latin, tune traditional.

Shepherds Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep; Traditional French carol, English translation by Unknown, traditional French tune ‘Besancon’.

Star in the East; Words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826), tune by John H. Hickock (1792-1841).

Watchman Tell Us of the Night; Words by John Bowring (1792-1872), tune ‘Aberystwyth’ by Joseph Parry (1841-1903).
(0 hr 41 min)

Chapters

A Child is Born in Bethlehem

2:14

Read by Brize C

Adam Lay Ybounden

1:27

Read by Alan Mapstone

All Glory to God

2:05

Read by Brize C

The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came

3:05

Read by Devorah Allen

Auld Lang Syne

2:18

Read by Tomas Peter

Behold a Branch is Growing

3:10

Read by Robin Lamb

Boar's Head Carol

1:39

Read by Alan Mapstone

Carol of the Birds

1:37

Read by Maria Kasper

Christ is Born

2:19

Read by Brize C

If Ye Would Hear the Angels Sing

3:27

Read by Joanna Michal Hoyt

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

2:44

Read by Alan Mapstone

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

3:21

Read by Devorah Allen

Personent Hodie

2:55

Read by Zach Hoyt

Shepherds Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep

2:14

Read by Maria Kasper

Star in the East

3:57

Read by Zach Hoyt

Watchman Tell Us of the Night

3:09

Read by Zach Hoyt