Tracklist

CD 1
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1Joy to the World!
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
recording of:
Joy to the World (Christmas carol)
lyricist:
Isaac Watts (hymn writer)
additional composer:
Lowell Mason (in 1839)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer)
Georg Friedrich Händel2:01
2Once in Royal David's City
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
recording of:
Once in Royal David’s City
lyricist:
Cecil Frances Alexander (in 1848)
composer:
Henry John Gauntlett (in 1849)
Henry John Gauntlett3:54
3O Come, All Ye Faithful
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
recording of:
O Come, All Ye Faithful (English version of Latin “Adeste fideles”)
lyricist and composer:
John Francis Wade (from 1740 until 1743)
translator:
Frederick Oakeley (in 1841)
translated version of:
Adeste fideles (original latin version)
John Francis Wade3:15
4Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
Johann Schop1:42
5Angels From the Realms of Glory
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
recording of:
Angels From the Realms of Glory (sung to the tune of “Regent Square” by Henry Smart)
lyricist:
James Montgomery (hymnwriter, poet)
composer:
Henry Smart (composer, 1813-1879)
is based on:
Angels From the Realms of Glory (poem)
is based on:
Regent Square (hymn tune)
Henry Smart2:00
6Gentle Mary Laid Her Child (Good King Wenceslas)
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
Piæ Cantiones1:51
7Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
[unknown]2:44
8God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
[unknown]2:20
9It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
Richard Storrs Willis1:48
10Angels We Have Heard on High
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
[unknown]2:52
11See Amid the Winter's Snow
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
instrumental recording of:
See Amid the Winter’s Snow (carol)
lyricist:
Edward Caswall (Anglican clergyman and hymn writer)
composer:
Sir John Goss
Sir John Goss3:25
12While Shpherds Watched Their Flocks
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
[unknown]2:09
13O Little Town of Bethlehem
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
Lewis Henry Redner1:55
14The First Noël
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
[unknown]2:50
15Go, Tell It on the Mountain
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
[unknown]2:07
16We Three Kings
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
John Henry Hopkins, Jr.2:25
17Still, Still, Still
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
[unknown]2:06
18Good Christian Men, Rejoice
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
[unknown]1:33
19O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
Philipp Nicolai2:45
20Away in a Manger
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
James R. Murray2:07
21What Child Is This
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
[unknown]2:38
22On This Day Earth Shall Ring
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
Piæ Cantiones1:52
23In the Bleak Midwinter
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
recording of:
In the Bleak Midwinter (Gustav Holst version)
lyricist:
Christina Rossetti
composer:
Gustav Holst (composer) (in 1906)
is based on:
Cranham (hymn tune)
version of:
In the Bleak Midwinter (poem)
part of:
3 Hymns for the English Hymnal
Gustav Holst3:44
24Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
Felix Mendelssohn3:20
25Silent Night
organ:
William Neil (organist and harpsichordist)
recorded at:
National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., United States
Franz Xaver Gruber4:32