John Francis Wade (1711 – 16 August 1786) was an English hymnist who is sometimes credited with writing and composing the hymn "Adeste Fideles" (which was later translated to "O Come All Ye Faithful") even though the actual authorship of the hymn remains uncertain. The earliest copies of the hymn all bear his signature.

Born either in England or in Douai in Flanders, France, Wade fled to France after the Jacobite rising of 1745 was crushed. As a Catholic layman, he lived with exiled English Catholics in France. There, he taught music and worked on church music for private use.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1975 Christmas With Robert Shaw Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus 2
1988 Carols From Trinity Choir of Trinity College 1
1991 Het Kerstconcert Various Artists 1
1992 Family Carols Various Artists 2
1992 Schumann - Brahms - Schubert (Kathleen Ferrier) Various Artists 1
1994 Christmas With the Academy (Academy and Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields feat. conductor: Sir Neville Marriner) Academy of St Martin in the Fields 1
1995 Christmas Memories (CSSR State Philharmonic (Košice) feat. conductor Alfred Walter) Various Artists 1
1996 Christmas Piano Dreams [unknown] 1
1997 O Come All Ye Faithful Various Artists 1
1998 The Mystery of Christmas (The Elora Festival Singers feat. director Noel Edison and organist Michael Bloss) Various Artists 1
2002 Christmas Goes Brass - Festliche Bläsermusik zur Weinachtszeit Various Artists 1
2003 Songs 4 Worship: Kids Christmas Various Artists 1
2003 Jõuluvalgus Tiit Peterson 1
2004 Joy to the World Joan Sutherland 1
2005 Noël: 25 Hymns of Christmas (William Neil) Various Artists 1
2006 Christmas at St John's The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, David Hill 1
2008 Hymns (Music Only) [unknown] 1
2008 The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Volume Three: Christmas Carols and Motets Alfred Deller & The Deller Consort 1
2009 Born is the King of Israel! Carols from St Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny Various Artists 1
2010 Santo Juan Diego Flórez 1
2011 A babe is born Roden Boys Choir (feat. Rintje te Wies, director of music; Sietze de Vries, organist) 1
Karácsonyi Dalok és Versek Various Artists 1
Ring in Christmas The Handbells of St. John's York Mills 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Forever Christmas Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Christmas Carols Compilation Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 2
1995 Evensong: Jul i Vor Frue Kirke Compilation Cæciliakoret 1
1996 America's 25 Favorite Christmas Songs Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 The Best of Christmas in Vienna Compilation Plácido Domingo 1
1997 The Joy of Christmas Compilation New York Philharmonic, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Leonard Bernstein 1
1997 Jouluyö, juhlayö / Stilla natt, heliga natt / Silent Night, Holy Night (CSSR State Philharmonic (Košice) feat. conductor: Alfred Walter, organ: Wolfgang Rübsam, German Boys' Choir) Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Mariachi Christmas Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 A Christmas Festival Compilation Various Artists 1
2002 Children Sing for Children: 25 Christmas Songs Compilation Various Artists 1
2002 The Ultimate Classical Christmas Album of All Time Compilation Various Artists 1
2005 Ansel Adams’ Sounds of Christmas: Christmas Classics Compilation Various Artists 1
All Time Christmas Greats Compilation Various Artists 1
Worship Leader's Song Discovery, Volume 28 Compilation Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 Joyeux Noël Soundtrack Philippe Rombi 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 Christmas Album : La vierge Marie vous regarde Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2012 Klara 4 Kids - Klara's Muziekdoos Compilation Various Artists 1

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