Christmas Carol Collection 2019


LibriVox volunteers bring you a festive selection of 21 Christmas carols for the 2019 holiday. This year's collection includes traditional favorites and lesser-known selections in English and Italian. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. - Summary by Maria Kasper

Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella; traditional French Provençal carol, English translation by E. Cuthbert Nunn (1868-1914).
Carol for Christmas Eve; traditional 16th century carol, words edited by Henry Ramsden Bramley (1833-1917), original tune by RomanosMusic.
Deck the Halls; traditional Welsh carol.
The First Nowell; traditional English carol, from 1871 arrangement by John Stainer (1840-1901).
Gesù Bambino; words and music by Pietro Yon (1886-1943).
How Great Our Joy; traditional German carol, English translation by Theodore Baker (1851-1934).
In the Bleak Midwinter; words by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894); music by Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
Joy to the World; words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748); music by Lowell Mason (1792-1872).
O Come, O Come Emmanuel; traditional Latin Hymn, English translation by John Mason Neale (1818-1866).
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem; words by Phillips Brooks (1835-1893), music by Louis Henry Redner (1831-1908).
O Holy Night; words by Placide Capeau (1808-1877), music by Adolphe Adam (1803-1856).
Once in Royal David’s City; words by Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895); music by Henry Gauntlett (1805-1876).
On Christmas Night; traditional Sussex carol, collected by Ralph Vaughn Williams (1872-1958).
Santa Claus; words and music by Nathan Haskell Dole (1852-1935).
See Amid the Winter Snow; words by Edward Caswall (1814-1878); music by John Goss (1800-1880).
The Twelve Days of Christmas; 18th century English folk song, from 1909 arrangement by Frederic Austin (1872-1952).
Wassail Song; traditional English folk carol, collected by Cecil Sharp (1859-1924).
We Three Kings of Orient Are; words and music by John Henry Hopkins Jr. (1820-1891).
When Bloody Herod Reigned King; traditional west country English carol.
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night; words by Nahum Tate (1652-1715); music traditional Yorkshire melody.

Note: The First Nowell chorus consists of 27 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 In the Bleak Midwinter - version 1 Christina Rossetti Etext Robin Lamb
00:03:01 en
Play 02 Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella E. Cuthbert Nunn Etext Tomas Peter
00:01:58 en
Play 03 Carol for Christmas Eve Henry Ramsden Bramley Etext Romano
00:04:16 en
Play 04 Deck the Halls Traditional Etext Pseudonymous Nerd
00:02:03 en
Play 05 The First Nowell Sir John Stainer Etext Group 00:04:55 en
Play 06 Gesù Bambino Pietro A. Yon Etext Romano
00:03:38 it
Play 07 How Great Our Joy Theodore Baker Etext Maria Kasper
00:02:23 en
Play 08 In the Bleak Midwinter - version 2 Christina Rossetti Etext Adrian Stephens
00:02:56 en
Play 09 Joy to the World Isaac Watts Etext Pseudonymous Nerd
00:02:20 en
Play 10 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel John Mason Neale Etext Sam Stockwell
00:03:50 en
Play 11 Oh Little Town of Bethlehem Phillips Brooks Etext Romano
00:03:31 en
Play 12 O Holy Night Placide Cappeau Etext Robin Lamb
00:03:43 en
Play 13 Once in Royal David's City Cecil F. Alexander Etext Gillian Hendrie
00:03:50 en
Play 14 On Christmas Night Traditional Etext Maria Kasper
00:02:16 en
Play 15 Santa Claus Nathan Haskell Dole Etext Tomas Peter
00:01:30 en
Play 16 See Amid the Winter's Snow Edward Caswall Etext Gillian Hendrie
00:02:43 en
Play 17 The Twelve Days of Christmas Frederic Austin Etext Pseudonymous Nerd
00:04:50 en
Play 18 Wassail Song Unknown Etext Alan Mapstone
00:04:02 en
Play 19 We Three Kings of Orient Are John Henry Hopkins, Jr. Etext Sam Stockwell
00:03:49 en
Play 20 When Bloody Herod Reigned King Unknown Etext Alan Mapstone
00:03:25 en
Play 21 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night Nahum Tate Etext Alan Mapstone
00:03:38 en