LibriVox volunteers bring you a festive selection of 23 Christmas carols for the 2020 holiday. This year's collection includes traditional favorites and lesser-known selections in English, French, Romanian, and Latin. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. (Summary by Maria Kasper)
Adeste Fideles; words and music by John Francis Wade (1711-1786).
Alleluia! Gloire et louanges! ; words traditional French; original tune by Ezwa.
As Up the Wood I Took My Way ; words by Selwyn Image (1849-1930), music by Martin Shaw (1875-1958).
Away in a Manger; words by Unknown; music by William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921) and James Ramsey Murray (1841-1905).
Begin a Joyful Song; words by John Cawood (1775-1852); music by William H. Walter (1825-1893).
Behold That Star; words and music by Thomas W. Talley (1870-1952).
Les Bergers de Bethléem; words traditional French; original tune by Ezwa.
Comme les bestes autrefois; words traditional French; original tune by Ezwa.
Ding Dong Merrily on High; words by George Ratcliffe Woodward ( 1848-1934); music by Jehan Tabourot (1588).
Entre le bœuf et l’âne gris; words and music by François-Auguste Gevaert (1828 - 1908).
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen; words and music traditional English carol.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788); music by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847).
He Is Born; words traditional French carol, English translation by Margaret Whitney (1909); music traditional French carol.
I Saw Three Ships; words and music traditional English carol.
Joy to the World; words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748); music by George Frederich Handel (1685-1759).
Let All That Are to Mirth Inclined; words and music traditional English carol.
Préparation prochaine à la venue du Messie; words traditional French; original tune by Ezwa.
Sus la Poarta Raiului; words and music traditional Romanian carol.
The Holly and the Ivy; words and music traditional English carol.
Veni, Veni, Emmanuel; traditional Latin hymn, English translation by John Mason Neale (1818-1866); music traditional Latin chant.
The Wassail Song; words and music traditional Gloucestershire English carol.
We Three Kings; words and music by John H. Hopkins Jr. (1820-1891).
What Child Is This?; words by William Chatterton Dix (1837 - 1989); music traditional English folk tune “Greensleeves”.
Note: The Away in a Manger chorus consists of 23 LibriVox musicians, organized and edited by Twinkle88.