100 Best Carols - Abbey Road Ensemble; Andrew Davis (organ); Andrew Parrott (tenor); Andy Pask (bass); Angus Davidson (counter tenor);...
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  1. The First Nowell (English)
  2. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  3. Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
  4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  5. I Sing of a Maiden for 2 voices & piano
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  1. The First Nowell (English)
  2. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  3. Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
  4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  5. I Sing of a Maiden for 2 voices & piano
  6. A Spotless Rose, for chorus
  7. Once in Royal David's City, carol
  8. Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
  9. Myn Lyking
  10. O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  11. The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  12. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
  13. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night (unspecified tune)
  14. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  15. The Lord at first did Adam make
  16. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)
  17. Shepherd's Pipe Carol
  18. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (W zlobie lezy)
  19. Angel Tidings (Moravian)
  20. Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
  21. I Saw Three Ships, carol
  22. Nativity Carol
  23. Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
  24. Rocking Carol (Czech)
  25. Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
  26. The Coming of our King (Polish Carol)
  27. The infant King (Basque)
  28. La pastora Caterina, carol (Catalan)
  29. Noël nouvelet, carol (French)
  30. Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  31. Sans Day Carol ("Now the Holly Bears a Berry") (a.k.a. St. Day Carol)
  32. Past Three O'clock, carol (English)
  33. Methinks I See a Heavenly Host
  34. Los que Fueren de Buen Gusto
  35. A Virgin Unspotted
  36. The Babe of Bethlehem
  37. This Endere Nyghth, carol
  38. Riu, riu, chiu
  39. Christum Wir Sollen Loben Schon
  40. Gaudete!
  41. Verbum caro: In hac anni circulo
  42. Alleluya: A nywe werk is come on honde
  43. The Old Year now away is fled
  44. Hodie nobis caelorum Rex, motet for 4 voices, P. 92
  45. Audite principes, motet for 16 voices
  46. In dulci jubilo, for chorus & ensemble (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
  47. The Little Drummer Boy (Carol of the Drum), carol
  48. El niño querido (The Beloved Child) (Spanish)
  49. Simple Gifts
  50. Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby: "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 76/52
  51. Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
  52. Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  53. Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63: Tochter Zion, freue dich
  54. Zu Bethlehem geboren, carol (German)
  55. Mary's Little Boy Child, song
  56. Ukrainian Bell Carol (Shchedryk)
  57. Il est né, le divin enfant (French)
  58. Minuit Chrétiens
  59. La marche des rois, carol (Provençal)
  60. Noël des îles
  61. Chanson joyeuse de Noël
  62. Weihnachten ("Leise weht's durch alle Lande"), for voice & piano
  63. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (From Heaven on High), carol (German)
  64. In the Bleak Midwinter
  65. O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
  66. The Twelve Days of Christmas
  67. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  68. Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  69. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  70. Angels from the Realms of Glory
  71. As With Gladness Men of Old
  72. Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
  73. We've been a while a-wandering, carol ("The Yorkshire Wassail Song")
  74. Masters in This Hall
  75. See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus
  76. Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  77. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  78. O Little One Sweet
  79. Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
  80. Carol with Lullaby
  81. A Cowboy Carol
  82. L' Enfance du Christ, oratorio for soprano, 2 tenors, baritone, 3 basses, chorus & orchetsra ("trilogie sacrée") H. 130 (Op. 25): The Shepherds' Farewell
  83. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  84. Nowell! Nowell! Nowell!
  85. And All in the Morning ("On Christmas Day"), carol for chorus or voice & piano (Traditional English Carols No. 1)
  86. I Saw A Maiden (Basque)
  87. Ein Kind geborn zu Bethleham
  88. Where Riches is Everlastingly
  89. How Far Is It to Bethlehem?, carol
  90. Of the Father's heart begotten (A Christmas Procession)
  91. Resonet in Laudibus (Piae Cantiones)
  92. Shepherd's Cradle Song
  93. Quittez pasteurs (O come away ye shepher
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If you're in the market for a disc of mostly English choirs performing mostly English carols, then this is the set for you. It opens and closes with a matched pair of discs by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, under either Philip Ledger or David Willcocks, and in-between it has a disc by the Clare College Choir, Cambridge, under John Rutter; a disc by the Taverner Consort, Choir, and Players under Andrew Parrott; a disc by the Huddersfield Choral Society under Owain Arwel Hughes, the Bach Choir under David Willcocks ...

100 Best Carols 2007, Warner Classics

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