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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)


A Child is Born in Bethlehem


Read by Brize C

Adam Lay Ybounden


Read by Alan Mapstone

All Glory to God


Read by Brize C

The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came


Read by Devorah Allen

Auld Lang Syne


Read by Tomas Peter

Behold a Branch is Growing


Read by Robin Lamb

Boar's Head Carol


Read by Alan Mapstone

Carol of the Birds


Read by Maria Kasper

Christ is Born


Read by Brize C

If Ye Would Hear the Angels Sing


Read by Joanna Michal Hoyt

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear


Read by Alan Mapstone

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence


Read by Devorah Allen

Personent Hodie


Read by Zach Hoyt

Shepherds Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep


Read by Maria Kasper

Star in the East


Read by Zach Hoyt

Watchman Tell Us of the Night


Read by Zach Hoyt