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Escape to…A Night in December – December 2006

  1. Welcome, Yule! – C. Hubert Parry, Ancient Carol, 15th Century
  2. Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child – Kenneth Leighton, words from the Pageant of the Shearman & Opus 25b, Tailors, Coventry 15th Century
  3. Gloria in Excelsis Deo – Thomas Weelkes, anonymous
  4. A Boy was Born – Benjamin Britten, 16th Century German, translated Percy Dearmer
  5. Make we Joy now in this Fest – William Walton, 15th Century
  6. What Cheer – William Walton, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book (16th Century)
  7. King Herod & the Cock – William Walton, traditional
  8. All this Time – William Walton, 16th Century
  9. Twelfth Night – Samuel Barber, Laurie Lee Opus 42, No. 1
  10. The Holly & the Ivy – arr. Benjamin Britten
  11. Long, Long Ago – Herbert Howells, John Buxton from “Such Liberty”
  12. Nova! Nova! – Bob Chilcott, words: 15th Century (modernized)
  13. A Christmas Round – John Tavener
  14. Today the Virgin – John Tavener, Mother Thekla
  15. On to Bethlehem Town (Tua Bethlem Dref) – Edward Arthur, William Evans aka Wil Ifan – arr. Dean C. Young
  16. The First Nowell – traditional
  17. Old English Carol – arr. Hubert Bird
  18. Once in Royal David’s City – “Irby”, Henry J. Gauntlett, Cecil Frances Alexander (1848), arr. Hubert Bird
  19. Wexford Carol – Irish Traditional Carol, arr. John Rutter
  20. The Three Kings – Jonathan Dove, Dorothy L. Sayers
  21. The Three Kings – Peter Cornelius, translated H.N. Bate, arr. Ivor Atkins
  22. Baloo, Lammy – Scottish Carol
  23. What Child is This – Greensleeves, 16th Century English Melody, William Chatterton Dix, arr. Robert Convery
  24. The Blessed Son of God – Ralph Vaughan Williams, Miles Coverdale after Martin Luther, from “This Day” (Hodie)
  25. No Sad Thought His Soul Affright – Ralph Vaughan Williams, Vs. 1: Anonymous, Verse 2: Ursula Wood, from “This Day” (Hodie)
  26. Dublin Bells Carol – David Mooney
  27. A Merry Chirstmas – Arthur Warrell, West Country Traditional Song