Editors’ Notes The devotional feel and crisp execution of these carols make this collection a compelling listen any time of year. The Choir of King’s College is virtually the reigning house band for this kind of repertoire. Often backed by a pipe organ accompanist, the singers take on English chestnuts as familiar as "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," putting their grand group stamp on each. Quieter songs that feature subsections of the group, like "While Shepherds Watched," have an equally affecting impact.

SONG
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
1
3:38
 
The First Nowell
2
4:49
 
While Shepherds Watched
3
3:11
 
I Saw Three Ships
4
2:06
 
Ding Dong! Merrily On High
5
2:04
 
King Jesus Hath a Garden
6
3:58
 
In Dulci Jubilo
7
3:39
 
Unto Us Is Born a Son
8
1:54
 
Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)
9
4:13
 
Away in a Manger
10
2:28
 
O Little Town of Bethlehem
11
3:05
 
The Holly and the Ivy
12
3:26
 
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
13
3:25
 
See Amid the Winter's Snow
14
3:55
 
Past Three O' Clock
15
2:31
 
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: And There Were Shepherds.Chorale (Extract)
16
1:37
 
Adam Lay Ybounden - Extract (Extract)
17
1:26
 
Gabriel's Message (Basque Carol)
18
2:45
 
Once in Royal David's City
1
5:30
 
Sussex Carol (On Christmas Night)
2
1:54
 
Rocking Carol: Little Jesu Sweetly Sleep
3
1:38
 
Rejoice and Be Merry
4
1:46
 
The Cherry Tree Carol (Joseph Was an Old Man)
5
1:48
 
The Three Kings - Arr.Ivor Atkins (1869-1953)
6
2:41
 
As With Gladness Men of Old - Tune: Treuer Heiland, Abr. Kocher. Arr. D. Willcocks
7
3:20
 
Es Ist Ein' Ros' Entsprungen (Speierisches Gesangbuch, Köln, 1599) - Wds: St. Germanus. Trans. Neale. As "A Great and Mighty Wonder"
8
3:10
 
The Infant King (Old Basque) - Arr. Edgar Pettman (1866-1943)
9
3:18
 
Balulalow
10
2:14
 
Legenda (Legend;The Crown of Roses), Op. 54, No. 5 - Trans. Geoffrey Dearmer
11
2:13
 
Christ Was Born On Christmas Day
12
2:20
 
Blessed Be That Maid Mary
13
2:34
 
The Lute-Book Lullaby, 'Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang' Carol - Arr. G. Shaw
14
2:00
 
Myn Lyking - Carol (15th. C., Sloane MS)
15
2:54
 
Personent Hodie - Carol 14th C. Germany. Words from Piae Cantiones, 1582 - Arr. Holst
16
2:34
 
In the Bleak Mid - Winter
17
4:48
 
Coventry Carol
18
2:12
 
Shepherds in the Field Abiding
19
3:01
 
Torches. Carol-Gaul - Arr. Joubert (, Op. 7a)
20
1:28
 
Fantasia On Christmas Carols - Baritone, Chorus & Orchestra (1912)
21
11:38