Christmas with the Cambridge Singers ()


Divided into two sections, "The Joy of Christmas" and "The Peace of Christmas," this recording offers a nice mix of a cappella and accompanied sections. Twenty-one carols, motets and oratorio choruses were chosen from the many seasonal favorites sung by The Cambridge singers, and by choirs all over the world. They are grouped in two contrasting sequences, drawing together music of many styles and sources. Two new carols are included, and several traditional items appear in fresh arrangements. ~ MusD, Rovi

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  1. Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  2. Hodie Christus natus est, motet for 5 voices & continuo (Cantiones Sacr
  3. Angels' Carol
  4. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  5. Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
  6. Personent Hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
  7. Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  8. In Dulci Jubilo
  9. Wassail, O wassail all over the town!, carol ("The Somerset Wassail")
  10. For unto us a child is born
  11. Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra "O Holy Night"
  12. What Sweeter Music, for chorus
  13. O Magnum Mysterium, motet for 4 voices
  14. Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
  15. Coventry Carol (2): "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  16. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  17. II. L'Adieu des bergers à la Sainte Famille (The shepherds' farewell)
  18. The infant King (Basque)
  19. Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
  20. 5. A New Year carol
  21. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
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Christmas with the Cambridge Singers
1993, Collegium Records

UPC: 040888011125


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