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Traditional Christmas Carols
Traditional Christmas Carols

Various Artists
Styles: Christmas
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3280
Music has always been an essential part of Christmas, although over the years it has been increasingly commercialised and secularised as artists seek that elusive and lucrative Christmas No. 1, all of which has helped create a rich and evocative selection of music to listen to and enjoy at the festive season. At the heart of it all, though, are the traditional Christmas Carols, some of are genuinely traditional, their roots sometimes going back centuries, while others composed more recently have nevertheless become part of the familiar repertoire of carols enjoyed at candlelight services or community carol singing. A selection of carols to play over Christmas will always help to add some extra atmosphere, and this great-value 40-track 2-CD collection offers three different styles of performance to enjoy. The first CD features a selection of performances of well-known traditional carols by the classical choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, along with recordings made by the children of St. John’s School in Pinner, Middlesex, which comprises more modern carols and Christmas songs with traditional repertoire. On CD2 we feature performances of carols and Christmas-related songs by major artists of the post-war era, recorded either as singles aimed at the Christmas charts, or on Christmas-themed albums, and which, with accompaniment by top orchestras and arrangers, bring a different dimension to the interpretation and enjoyment of the music.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Once In Royal David's City St Paul's Cathedral Choir
2 The Holly And The Ivy St Paul's Cathedral Choir
3 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks St Paul's Cathedral Choir
4 Christians Awake St Paul's Cathedral Choir
5 Unto Us Is Born A Son St Paul's Cathedral Choir
6 See Amid The Winter's Snow St Paul's Cathedral Choir
7 Coventry Carol St Paul's Cathedral Choir
8 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear St Paul's Cathedral Choir
9 We Three Kings Of Orient Are St Paul's Cathedral Choir
10 Hark The Herald Angels Sing St Paul's Cathedral Choir
11 Merry Christmas Everyone St. John's School Choir
12 Jesus In A Manger St. John's School Choir
13 Away In A Manger St. John's School Choir
14 Frosty Weather St. John's School Choir
15 Mary Had A Baby St. John's School Choir
16 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town St. John's School Choir
17 Mary's Boy Child St. John's School Choir
18 Little Donkey St. John's School Choir
19 Oh Christmas Tree St. John's School Choir
20 Little Drummer Boy St. John's School Choir
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Silent Night Mahalia Jackson
2 Adeste Fideles Frank Sinatra
3 Joy To The World Mitch Miller & The Gang
4 Deck The Halls Peggy Lee
5 I Saw Three Ships Nat King Cole
6 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Pat Boone
7 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Bing Crosby
8 O Holy Night Johnny Mathis
9 O Little Town Of Bethlehem Jo Stafford
10 The Twelve Days of Christmas Perry Como
11 Santo Natale (Merry Christmas) David Whitfield
12 Away In A Manger Nat King Cole
13 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Frank Sinatra
14 We Three Kings Of Orient Are Mitch Miller & The Gang
15 The Star Carol Peggy Lee
16 The First Noel Pat Boone
17 Good King Wenceslas Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney
18 What Child Is This Johnny Mathis
19 A Cradle In Bethlehem Nat King Cole
20 Ave Maria Shirley Bassey
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