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Christmas Carols: From Village Green to Church Choir ()

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Most Christmas releases combine traditional carols with more contemporary music on a holiday theme, but Christmas Carols from Village Green to Church Choir, as the title suggests, goes in the opposite direction. The entire program consists of carols, with some of them done in such a way as to expose their roots in folk practice or presented in earlier versions than the one that has become familiar. The album accompanies a book of the same name, but it is entirely listenable without it, or as a précis of it. Really it could ...

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  1. The Angel Gabriel, carol
  2. O come, O come, Emmanuel (tune Veni Emmanuel) (New English Hymnal No. 11)
  3. O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
  4. The Holly and the Ivy
  5. I Saw Three Ships, carol
  6. O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol (arr. from English traditional, "Forest Green")
  7. In dulci jubilo, for chorus
  8. Adeste fideles, canticus in mode 6
  9. Winchester Old Carol (While Shepherds Watched)
  10. The Fleecy Care, carol
  11. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (adapted from Handel)
  12. Ding Dong Merrily on High, for chorus
  13. Célébrons la naissance (We sing in celebration)
  14. Les anges dans nos campagnes (French), carol (AKA Angels We Have Heard On High)
  15. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)
  16. Christ Child Lullaby, carol (Hebrides)
  17. Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
  18. Away in a Manger
  19. Away in a Manger
  20. Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
  21. The Twelve Days of Christmas
  22. What Child Is This? for chorus & organ
  23. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  24. Tempus adest floridum (PiæCantiones)
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Christmas Carols: From Village Green to Church Choir
2015, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212038727


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