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, 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, where he taught music and worked on church music for private use.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 Christmas With Robert Shaw Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus 2
1988 Carols From Trinity Choir of Trinity College 2
1991 Het Kerstconcert Various Artists 1
1992 Family Carols The Bach Choir, Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble, Sir David Willcocks 2
1992 Schumann - Brahms - Schubert (Kathleen Ferrier) Various Artists 1
1994 Christmas with the Academy Academy and Chorus of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
1994 The Songs of Christmas (includes 'The Carol Albums' and 'Christmas is Coming') The Taverner Choir, Consort & Players, Andrew Parrott / The New York Choral Society with organ and brass, Robert De Cormier 1
1995 Christmas Memories (CSSR State Philharmonic (Košice) feat. conductor Alfred Walter) Various Artists 1
1996 Christmas Piano Dreams [christmas music] 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
1999 En la fête de Noël / O Holy Night La Petite Bande De Montréal, Martin Dagenais 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 Ansel Adams' Sounds of Christmas: Celebrate the Season Various Artists 1
2005 Ansel Adams' Sounds of Christmas: Winterland Christmas Various Artists 1
2005 Noël: 25 Hymns of Christmas William Neil 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 St. Marys Priory Church Choir, Tim Pratt, Judith Pendrous 1
2010 Santo Juan Diego Flórez 1
2011 A babe is born Roden Boys Choir, Rintje te Wies, Sietze de Vries 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 RatingReleases
1992 The Magic Of Christmas Various Artists 1
1993 Forever Christmas Various Artists 1
1994 Christmas Carols Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 2
1995 Evensong: Jul i Vor Frue Kirke Cæciliakoret 1
1996 America's 25 Favorite Christmas Songs Various Artists 1
1996 The Best of Christmas in Vienna Plácido Domingo 4 1
1997 The Joy of Christmas 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) Various Artists 1
1999 Mariachi Christmas Various Artists 1
1999 A Christmas Festival Various Artists 1
2002 Children Sing for Children: 25 Christmas Songs Various Artists 1
2002 The Ultimate Classical Christmas Album of All Time Various Artists 1
2005 Ansel Adams’ Sounds of Christmas: Christmas Classics Various Artists 1
2012 Kirsten Flagstad Edition: The Decca Recitals Kirsten Flagstad 1
All Time Christmas Greats Various Artists 1
Worship Leader's Song Discovery, Volume 28 Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 The Santa Summit Christmas Concert Costa di Angelo, Elsebeth Brodersen, Ilulissani Erinarsoqatigiit, Ilulissat Nipaat & Berthel Sandgreen 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Joyeux Noël Philippe Rombi 1


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

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Julens smukkeste sange Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Klara 4 Kids - Klara's Muziekdoos Various Artists 1

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