Essential Carols

Essential Carols


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Warner Classics

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Disc 1

  1. The First Nowell
  2. Away in a manger
  3. Up! good Christian folk and listen
  4. O little town of Bethlehem
  5. I sing of a maiden
  6. A Spotless Rose
  7. Once in Royal David's City
  8. O come, O come, Emmanuel
  9. The Holly and the Ivy
  10. Silent Night
  11. While shepherds watched (Este's Psalter 1592)
  12. It came upon the midnight clear
  13. The Lord at first did Adam make
  14. Hark! the herald angels sing
  15. The Little Drummer Boy
  16. El niño querido
  17. The Gift (Simple Gifts)
  18. Maria Wiegenlied
  19. Go tell it on the mountain
  20. Joy to the World
  21. Shepherd's Pipe Carol
  22. Infant holy, infant lowly
  23. I saw three ships
  24. Nativity Carol
  25. The Coming of our King

Disc 2

  1. God rest you merry gentlemen
  2. Good King Wenceslas
  3. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  4. Angels from the realm of Glory
  5. As with gladness men of old
  6. Tochter Zion, freue dich
  7. Zu Bethlehem geboren
  8. Coventry Carol
  9. We've been a while a-wandering
  10. Masters in this hall
  11. See amid the winter's snow
  12. Sussex Carol
  13. Ding dong! merrily on high
  14. O little one sweet
  15. Wassail Song
  16. Carol with Lullaby
  17. Mary's Boy Child
  18. Ukraine Bell Carol (Shchedryk)
  19. Cowboy Carol
  20. The Shepherds' Farewell
  21. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  22. Hodie Christus natus est
  23. Hosanna to the Son of David
  24. Angelus ad virginem
  25. My Dancing Day
  26. O come, all ye faithful

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Rutter   Conductor
King's Singers   Vocal Ensemble
Barbara Hendricks   Soprano (Vocal)
Bach Choir   Choir, Chorus
Choir of King's College, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
Vienna Boys' Choir   Boy's Choir
Huddersfield Choral Society   Choir, Chorus
Hermann Prey   Baritone (Vocal)
City of London Sinfonia   Performing Ensemble
Graunke Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Richard Hickox   Conductor
Andy Pask   Bass
Stephen Varcoe   Baritone (Vocal)
David Willcocks   Conductor
Philip Ledger   Conductor
Geoffrey Alexander   Conductor
David Bell   Organ
John Parricelli   Guitar
Christfried Bickenbach   Organ
Paul Clarvis   Percussion
Jeremy Blandford   Organ
Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden   Conductor
Simon Vaughan   Baritone (Vocal)
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble   Brass Ensemble
Hallé Choir   Choir, Chorus
Eric Ericson   Conductor
Hallé Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Maurice Handford   Conductor
Christopher van Kampen   Cello
Owain Arwel Hughes   Conductor
Gerald Wirth   Choir Director
Andrew Davis   Organ
Tölzer Knabenchor   Boy's Choir
Clare College Singers   Choir, Chorus
Francis Grier   Organ
Douglas Whittaker   Flute
Jacques Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Eric Ericson Chamber Choir   Children's Chorus
Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge   Performing Ensemble
Gareth Morrell   Baritone (Vocal)
Ian Hare   Organ
John Wells   Organ

Technical Credits

Hector Berlioz   Composer
Orlando Gibbons   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Herbert Howells   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Max Reger   Composer
John Rutter   Arranger,Composer
John Stainer   Arranger
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Henry John Gauntlett   Composer
John Goss   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
William James Kirkpatrick   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Arranger
Katherine Davis   Composer
John McCarthy   Arranger
Martin Shaw   Arranger
David Willcocks   Arranger
Charles Wood   Arranger
Philip Ledger   Arranger
William Henry Monk   Arranger
Malcolm Sargent   Arranger
Bob Chilcott   Arranger
Christfried Bickenbach   Arranger
Elizabeth Poston   Arranger
Arthur Warrell   Arranger
Goff Richards   Arranger
John Francis Wade   Composer
George Ratcliffe Woodward   Arranger
Phyllis Tate   Composer
Jester Hairston   Composer
Henry Walford Davies   Arranger
James Brett   Arranger
Edith M. Reed   Text Translation
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
Thomas Armstrong   Arranger
Cecil Broadhurst   Composer
Conrad Kocher   Composer
Arthur Henry Mann   Arranger
Christmas Traditional   Composer
Philippe Le Chancelier   Composer
Patrick Hadley   Composer
Tony Vincent Isaacs   Composer
Henry Onerati   Composer
Anders Ekdahl   Arranger

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