Sixteen: Traditional Christmas Collection Vol.ii
Harry Christophers, The Sixteen, Robert Quinney, organ
Track Listing: Of the Father’s heart begotten / The truth from above / Gabriel’s Message / Masters in this hall / Past three a clock / Jesus Christ the apple tree / In the bleak midwinter / Gloucestershire Wassail / The three Kings / In dulci jubilo / O come, O come Emmanuel / Adam lay ybounden / Wither’s Rocking Hymn / The Cherry Tree Carol / It came upon the midnight clear / Personent Hodie / Down in yon forest / Wexford Carol / Joys Seven As with gladness men of old / Unto us a boy is born
There is such an abundance of festive music available to us that sometimes one wishes Christmas did not come but once a year! The Sixteen’s first volume of traditional Christmas carols contains some of our most favourite pieces but there is so much more wonderful festive music that deserves to be better known. So we decided to make a second volume. On this disc you will discover familiar seasonal favourites such as ‘Unto us a boy is born’ and ‘It came upon the midnight clear’ but we have also included some less well-know gems like ‘Cherry Tree Carol’ and ‘Gloucestershire Wassail’.