Christmas songs vol. II

Hark, ye Shepherds!
Carols at Christmastide
Deller Consort - Alfred Deller, dir.
Vanguard VRS 1062 [LP, mono]
Vanguard VSD 2078 [LP, stereo]


    Anon., trad., old Welsh
  1. Deck the Halls

  2. Felix Mendelssohn (m) / Charles Wesley (t)
  3. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

  4. Anon., William Ballet's Lute Book
  5. Lute-book Lullaby

  6. Anon., trad.
  7. Ye Shepherds

  8. Georg Frideric Handel (m), (attr.) / Isaac Watts (t)
  9. Joy to the World

  10. Anon., trad.
  11. Down in Yon Forest

  12. Anon., trad., old Besançon
  13. Carol tune: People Look East

  14. Anon., trad.
  15. Blessed Be That Maid Mary

  16. Anon., ca 1520-1530:
  17. Sir Christmas

  18. Anon., 15th c. / Michael Praetorius (arr.)
  19. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

  20. J.F. Wade: Cantus Diversi
  21. O Come All Ye Faithful

  22. Anon.
  23. The Twelve Days of Christmas

  24. Anon., trad.
  25. Here We Come A-Wassailing

  26. Johann Georg Ebeling
  27. All My Heart This Night Rejoices

  28. Anon., trad., Germany, 15th c.
  29. Joseph Dearest (Song of the Crib)

  30. Anon., trad.
  31. I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In

  32. Geoffrey Shaw (m) / Frances Chesterton (t)
  33. How Far is It to Bethlehem?

  34. Anon., trad., Czech
  35. The Birds

  36. Anon., trad., lyrics 17th c.
  37. Elizabethan popular tune: The Old Year Now (Greensleeves)

  38. Anon., trad., England (west country)
  39. A Merry Christmas

Playing time: 48' 09"

The Deller Consort
Eileen Poulter (soprano), Mary Thomas (soprano), Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Wilfed Brown (tenor), Gerald English (tenor), Maurice Bevan (baritone)
Desmond Dupré (guitar)
Alfred Deller, dir.

Recording site and date:
Conway Hall, London, England [19 July & 14 September, 1960]

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