LibriVox volunteers bring you a festive selection of 21 Christmas carols for the 2018 holiday. This year’s collection includes traditional favorites and lesser-known selections in English, Dutch, French, Greek, Scottish Gaelic, and German. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. – Summary by Maria Kasper
Avent; words traditional French; music by Ezwa.
The Bitter Withy; words and music traditional.
Ça Bergers; words traditional French; music by Ezwa.
The Cherry Tree; words and music traditional.
Χριστός Γεννάται Δοξάσατε (Christos Gennatai); words by Cosmas of Maiuma (d. 794); music by William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921).
Constant Christmas; words by Phillips Brooks (1835-1893); music by Timothy R. Matthews (1826–1910).
Coventry Carol; words and music traditional.
De Vos Ravissantes Voix; words traditional French; music by Ezwa.
The First Noel; words and music traditional.
De Herdertjes Lagen Bij Nachte; words and music by Joseph Alberdingk Thijm (1820-1889).
In the Bleak Midwinter; words by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894); music by Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
King Herod and the Cock; words and music traditional.
Leanabh An Aigh; words by Mary M MacDonald (1789–1872); music traditional.
Many Hundred Years Ago; words by Bernard Reynolds (b. 1850); music by George Currie Martin (1865-1937).
Noel; words traditional French; music by Ezwa.
O Come, O Come Emmanuael; words traditional Latin, English translation by John Mason Neale (1818-1866); music traditional.
See Amid the Winter Snow; words by John Goss (1800-1880); music by Romano.
Silent Night; words in German by Joseph Mohr (1792-1848); English translation by John F. Young (1820-1885); music by Franz Xaver Gruber (1786-1863).
Sois Bénis; words traditional French; music by Ezwa.
There’s a Song in the Air; words by Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881); tune by Karl P. Harrington (1861-1953).
Auld Lang Syne; words by Robert Burns (1759-1796); music traditional.
Note: The Silent Night chorus consists of 57 LibriVox singers in German and English, organized and edited by Twinkle88. German text; English text
from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2018/