Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light
1:35
2 For Unto Us a Child Is Born
3:55
3 Angels We Have Heard on High
1:25
4 Deck the Halls
2:10
5 Christmas Passing Through
3:40
6 Sleigh Ride
2:34
7 Away in a Manger
2:09
8 Here We Come a Carolling
1:31
9 The Little Drummer Boy
3:18
10 The Holly and the Ivy
1:53
11 Frosty the Snowman
2:08
12 Do You Hear What I Hear?
3:03
13 We Three Kings
5:29
14 Star of Wonder
1:50
15 Winter Wonderland
1:54
16 Joy to the World
1:15
17 O Little Town of Bethlehem
2:54
18 Good King Wenceslas
3:30
19 Jingle Bells
1:44
20 The First Nowell
1:52
21 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
1:15
22 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
3:05
23 Adeste Fideles
1:23
24 Silver Bells
2:45

Credits

CD 1

additional composer:
Lowell Mason (1839) (track 16)
additional lyricist:
Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1892) (track 7)
composer:
Felix Bernard (track 15)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 16)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 18)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 3–4, 10, 20–21)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (track 2)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (1850) (track 8)
Lewis Henry Redner (1868) (track 17)
William James Kirkpatrick (1895) (track 7)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 9)
Leroy Anderson (1948) (track 6)
Gloria Shayne Baker (1962) (track 12)
lyricist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 7)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 8, 10, 20–21)
Thomas Oliphant (track 4)
Richard B. Smith (wrote lyrics to "Winter Wonderland") (track 15)
Isaac Watts (track 16)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 3)
John Mason Neale (1853) (track 18)
Phillips Brooks (1868) (track 17)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 9)
Mitchell Parish (1950) (track 6)
Noël Regney (1962) (track 12)
translator:
James Chadwick (bishop) (1862) (track 3)
writer:
Ray Evans (track 24)
Jay Livingston (track 24)
Steve Nelson (US songwriter who co-wrote "Frosty the Snowman") (track 11)
Walter E. Rollins (track 11)
Henry Onorati (1958) (track 9)
Harry Simeone (1958) (track 9)
publisher:
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 15)
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody) (track 24)
Redwood Music Ltd. (track 15)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 24)
WB Music Corp. (track 15)
Mills Music, Inc. (1964) (track 9)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 394) (track 21)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 514) (track 10)
arrangements:
Away in a Manger (arr. Willcocks) (track 7)
Away in a Manger (for brass, Graham) (track 7)
Deadly Gentlemen (track 21)
Deck the Hall (arr. Rutter) (track 4)
Deck the Halls (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 4)
Deck the Halls (Jim Dooley's arrangement) (track 4)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 21)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. Willcocks) (track 21)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 21)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Mariah Carey arrangement) (track 21)
Good King Wenceslas (Reginald Jaques arrangement) (track 18)
Joy to the World (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 16)
Joy to the World (Geoff Zanelli's arrangement) (track 16)
Joy to the World (Our God Reigns) (Sovereign Grace version of Joy to the World) (track 16)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 17)
The First Noel (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 20)
The First Nowell (David Willcocks arrangement) (track 20)
The Holly and the Ivy (arr. Davies) (track 10)
The Holly and the Ivy (arr. Britten) (track 10)
The holly and the ivy (Modern carol by June Nixon) (track 10)
cover recording of:
Frosty the Snowman (track 11)
Silver Bells (track 24)
Sleigh Ride (track 6)
Winter Wonderland (track 15)
is based on:
Nos Galan (track 4)
Sweet Afton (track 7)
[untitled] (traditional Czech carol, became “Carol of the Drums”) (track 9)
is the basis for:
A Lullaby (track 7)
A Star to Follow (track 21)
Boughs of Holly (track 4)
Faith Noel (track 20)
Good King Joy (tracks 16, 18)
Joy to the World (Mariah Carey song, based off both the Christmas carol and the Hoyt Axton/Three Dog Night song) (track 16)
Joy to the World (Peter Cardinali arrangement) (track 16)
Jul - Det’ cool (track 6)
PDX-mas Carol (tracks 4, 16, 21)
Take a Break Guys (track 21)
The Holly & The Ivy (track 10)
The Holly & the Ivy (track 10)
later parody versions:
Rapapapam (track 9)
later translated versions:
Eņģeļus mēs dzirdējām (Latvian version of English "Angels We Have Heard on High") (track 3)
Līksmi lai skan (Latvian version of English "Joy to the World") (track 16)
No debesīm šurp (track 20)
Pieni rumpali (track 9)
Rekiretki (track 6)
Riemuita saa (translated by V. Arti) (track 16)
Riemuita saa! (translated by Hilkka Norkamo) (track 16)
Snømannen Kalle (track 11)
Talve ihmemaa (track 15)
Tu mazā, klusā Betlēme (Latvian version of "O Little Town of Bethlehem") (track 17)
Winter Wonderland (track 15)
Ziemassvētku nakts (Latvian version of "Silver Bells") (track 24)
later versions:
Angels We Have Heard on High (Pentatonix version) (track 3)
Deck the Halls (track 4)
Duck the Halls (track 4)
Forest Green (lyrics of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" set to a different tune, the traditional carol as sung in the UK and in the Episcopal church in the US) (track 17)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Nox Arcana arrangement) (track 21)
Little Drummer Boy (Poema version of the carol) (track 9)
Little Town (Cliff Richard carol -- the traditional words set to new music) (track 17)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Kenneth Jennings arrangement) (track 17)
O' Little Town of Bethlehem (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 17)
The First Noël (track 20)
The Holly and the Ivy (Ben Shive arrangement) (track 10)
Winter Wunderwelt (track 15)
part of:
recording of:
Away in a Manger (aka "Cradle Song" composed by William J. Kirkpatrick) (track 7)
Carol of the Drum (aka “The Little Drummer Boy”) (track 9)
Deck the Halls (track 4)
Good King Wenceslas (track 18)
Joy to the World (Christmas carol) (track 16)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (traditional carol sung in the US to the tune of "St. Louis", cf. the version commonly sung to the hymn tune "Forest Green" in the UK) (track 17)
The First Nowell (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
A Christmas Festival (tracks 4, 16, 18, 20–21)
Holiday Cheer (track 24)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 24)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 4, 20–21)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 15)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 6, 11, 15)
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 4, 18, 21)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 11, 15)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 9, 12, 24)
Polarlufteinbruch (tracks 11, 15)
Noëls pour cordes (tracks 16–17, 20–21)
version of:
Sleigh Ride (original instrumental version) (track 6)
St. Louis (track 17)

Release

ASIN: US: B000W2164U [info]

Release Group

Wikidata: Q7977803 [info]
Wikipedia: en: We Three Kings (The Roches album) [info]