Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Once in Royal David's City 4:33
2 Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day 2:21
3 Ave Maria 4:44
4 In the Bleak Midwinter 4:33
5 The Holly and the Ivy 3:04
6 The Promise of Peace 2:45
7 The Lord at First 3:24
8 O Come All Ye Faithful 6:22
9 The Angel Gabriel 2:49
10 Reges Tharsis 2:36
11 Away in a Manger 2:33
12 Bethlehem Down 4:32
13 O Little Town of Bethlehem 3:25
14 Shepherd's Pipe Carol 3:08
15 Ding Dong! Merrily on High 2:02
16 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 3:25
17 Hodie Christus Natus Est 2:05
18 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 3:05
19 Omnes de Saba 2:13
20 We Wish You a Merry Christmas 1:49

Credits

CD 1

additional composer:
Charles Wood (Irish composer) (track 15)
William H. Cummings (1855) (track 18)
additional lyricist:
George Whitefield (1753) (track 18)
arranger:
William Llewellyn (composer, conductor, arranger) (track 15)
Phillip Moore (Organist, Composer, Master of Music at York Minister) (track 7)
Edgar Pettman (track 9)
Arthur Sullivan (composer) (track 16)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (English composer) (track 13)
Arthur Warrell (tracks 20, 20)
Sir David Willcocks (tracks 1, 8, 11, 18)
choir vocals:
Choir of York Minster (tracks 1–20)
composer:
Thoinot Arbeau (Artist name of Jehan Tabourot (“Orchesographie”)) (track 15)
Jacobus Gallus (track 19)
Robert Parsons (composer) (track 3)
Richard Shephard (UK church music composer) (track 6)
John Francis Wade (track 8)
John Scott Whiteley (track 10)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 16)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 5, 9, 20)
Felix Mendelssohn (composer) (1840) (track 18)
Henry John Gauntlett (1849) (track 1)
Lewis Henry Redner (1868) (track 13)
William James Kirkpatrick (1895) (track 11)
Harold Edwin Darke (1909) (track 4)
Peter Warlock (composer) (1927) (track 12)
Francis Poulenc (pianist and composer) (1952) (track 17)
Francis Poulenc (pianist and composer) (1959 – 1960) (track 17)
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (1963) (track 14)
John Gardner (British composer) (1965) (track 2)
conductor:
Robert Sharpe (British choral director and organist) (tracks 1–20)
lyricist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 11)
Bruce Blunt (track 12)
Christina Rossetti (track 4)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 2, 5, 9, 20)
Charles Wesley (hymn writer) (1739) (track 18)
Cecil Frances Alexander (1848) (track 1)
Edmund Sears (1849) (track 16)
Phillips Brooks (1868) (track 13)
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (1963) (track 14)
publisher:
Davies Gilbert (track 7)
Sir John Stainer (track 7)
translator:
Frederick Oakeley (track 8)
publisher:
Oxford University Press (tracks 1–2, 4, 8, 18)
part of:
The Hymnal 1982 (Episcopal hymnal) (number: 90) (track 16)
arrangement of:
Away in a Manger (aka "Cradle Song" composed by William J. Kirkpatrick) (track 11)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Christmas carol) (track 18)
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 13)
The Angel Gabriel (track 9)
arrangements:
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (arr. Willcocks) (track 15)
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (arr. Paulus) (track 15)
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (arr. Mack Wilberg) (track 15)
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (Stopford arrangement) (track 15)
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (arr. Rutter) (track 15)
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (“Noel” version, descant Willcocks) (track 16)
is based on:
O Come, All Ye Faithful (English version of Latin “Adeste fideles”) (track 8)
later translated versions:
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (Finnish) (track 15)
Ding dong (track 15)
part of:
recording of:
Ave Maria (track 3)
Away in a Manger (arr. Willcocks) (track 11)
Bethlehem Down (track 12)
Gabriel's Message (arr. Pettman) (track 9)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. Wilcocks) (track 18)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Harold Edwin Darke version) (track 4)
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (“Noel” version) (track 16)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (arr. Willcocks) (track 8)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams) (track 13)
Once in Royal David's City (arr. Willcocks) (track 1)
Promise of Peace (track 6)
The Holly and the Ivy (arr. Davies) (track 5)
The Lord at First Did Adam Make (The Lord at First, The Lord at First Had Adam Made) (track 7)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. Warrell) (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 15)
version of:
In the Bleak Midwinter (poem) (track 4)