Christmas Carol Collection 2020

Various


LibriVox volunteers bring you a festive selection of 23 Christmas carols for the 2020 holiday. This year's collection includes traditional favorites and lesser-known selections in English, French, Romanian, and Latin. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. (Summary by Maria Kasper)

Adeste Fideles; words and music by John Francis Wade (1711-1786).
Alleluia! Gloire et louanges! ; words traditional French; original tune by Ezwa.
As Up the Wood I Took My Way ; words by Selwyn Image (1849-1930), music by Martin Shaw (1875-1958).
Away in a Manger; words by Unknown; music by William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921) and James Ramsey Murray (1841-1905).
Begin a Joyful Song; words by John Cawood (1775-1852); music by William H. Walter (1825-1893).
Behold That Star; words and music by Thomas W. Talley (1870-1952).
Les Bergers de Bethléem; words traditional French; original tune by Ezwa.
Comme les bestes autrefois; words traditional French; original tune by Ezwa.
Ding Dong Merrily on High; words by George Ratcliffe Woodward ( 1848-1934); music by Jehan Tabourot (1588).
Entre le bœuf et l’âne gris; words and music by François-Auguste Gevaert (1828 - 1908).
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen; words and music traditional English carol.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788); music by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847).
He Is Born; words traditional French carol, English translation by Margaret Whitney (1909); music traditional French carol.
I Saw Three Ships; words and music traditional English carol.
Joy to the World; words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748); music by George Frederich Handel (1685-1759).
Let All That Are to Mirth Inclined; words and music traditional English carol.
Préparation prochaine à la venue du Messie; words traditional French; original tune by Ezwa.
Sus la Poarta Raiului; words and music traditional Romanian carol.
The Holly and the Ivy; words and music traditional English carol.
Veni, Veni, Emmanuel; traditional Latin hymn, English translation by John Mason Neale (1818-1866); music traditional Latin chant.
The Wassail Song; words and music traditional Gloucestershire English carol.
We Three Kings; words and music by John H. Hopkins Jr. (1820-1891).
What Child Is This?; words by William Chatterton Dix (1837 - 1989); music traditional English folk tune “Greensleeves”.

Note: The Away in a Manger chorus consists of 23 LibriVox musicians, organized and edited by Twinkle88.

Genre(s): Music

Language: Multilingual

Group: Christmas Carol Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Adeste Fideles John Francis Wade Etext Simona Rusu
00:03:21 la
Play 02 Alleluia! Gloire et louanges! Unknown Etext Ezwa
00:04:06 fr
Play 03 As Up the Wood I Took My Way Selwyn Image Etext Maria Kasper
00:03:27 en
Play 04 Away in a Manger Unknown Etext Group 00:02:09 en
Play 05 Begin a Joyful Song John Cawood Etext Brize C
00:01:44 en
Play 06 Behold That Star Thomas Washington Talley Etext Maria Kasper
00:02:12 en
Play 07 Les Bergers de Bethléem Unknown Etext Ezwa
00:02:56 fr
Play 08 Comme les bestes autrefois Unknown Etext Ezwa
00:00:58 fr
Play 09 Ding Dong Merrily on High George Ratcliffe Woodward Etext Aiken
00:02:55 en
Play 10 Entre le bœuf et l’âne gris François-Auguste Gevaert Etext Ezwa
00:04:40 fr
Play 11 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen Unknown Etext Robin Lamb
00:02:18 en
Play 12 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Charles Wesley Etext Robin Marcelo
00:02:51 en
Play 13 He Is Born Margaret Whitney Etext Jenn Broda
00:02:25 en
Play 14 I Saw Three Ships Unknown Etext Aiken
00:03:36 en
Play 15 Joy to the World Isaac Watts Etext Aiken
00:02:28 en
Play 16 Let All That Are to Mirth Inclined Traditional English Carol Etext Jenn Broda
00:01:33 en
Play 17 Préparation prochaine à la venue du Messie Unknown Etext Ezwa
00:03:55 fr
Play 18 Sus la Poarta Raiului Unknown Etext Simona Rusu
00:02:31 ro
Play 19 The Holly and the Ivy Unknown Etext Adrian Stephens
00:04:07 en
Play 20 Veni, Veni, Emmanuel John Mason Neale Etext Alan Mapstone
00:03:37 en
Play 21 The Wassail Song Unknown Etext Tomas Peter
00:03:45 en
Play 22 We Three Kings John Henry Hopkins Jr. Etext Aiken
00:04:01 en
Play 23 What Child is This? William Chatterton Dix Etext Gillian Hendrie
00:03:02 en