The Carol Collection


Compact disc

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Southwark Cathedral Choir

‘The starlight, the shepherds, the angels and kings all tell us of Christ and the joy that he brings.’ So runs the chorus of a carol recorded here and set to an English traditional melody. Christmas is above all a time of celebration, and these recordings of no fewer than thirty carols vividly communicate the sense of joy and wonder which is at the heart of the Christmas message.

It has been specially recorded by South wark Cathedral Choir to showcase ‘The Carol Book’, an exciting new publishing venture from the Royal School of Church Music.The variety of carols on this disc is further emphasised by the use of the singers in various guises: boys and men, girls and men, boys alone, girls alone, and the full choir.

1 Joy to the world
2 People, look east
3 A tender shoot
4 Go, tell it on the mountain
5 Once in royal David’s city
6 Ding-dong, ding
7 What child is this
8 God rest you merry, gentlemen
9 God is in Bethlehem
10 Love came down at Christmas
11 Come and sing
12 Bethlehem, we come to bring
13 Infant holy, infant lowly
14 Lift your heart and raise your voice
15 Away in a manger
16 Ding-dong! merrily on high
17 Child of heaven born on earth
18 I see your crib
19 Calypso Carol
20 Ring out the bells
21 Jesus Christ the Lord is born
22 Stranger in Bethlehem
23 O come, all you children
24 Silent night
25 Descend from heaven
26 O slumber, heaven-born treasure
27 It came upon the midnight clear
28 Bright mystical starlight
29 No small wonder
30 Hark! the herald angels sing