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The Best Christmas Carols In The World Ever by Various

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Worship, CD, Hymnody, Album, Christmas, Top Rated
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Traditional carols sung by the St Michaels Singers and the Coventry Singers.

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  1. 1. O Come O Come Emmanuel
  2. 2. The Angel Gabriel
  3. 3. Angels From The Realms Of Glory
  4. 4. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  5. 5. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
  6. 6. On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)
  7. 7. While Shepherds Watched
  8. 8. Come, All Ye Shepherds
  9. 9. Rise Up Shepherd And Follow
  10. 10. The First Nowell
  11. 11. See Amid The Winter's Snow
  12. 12. In The Bleak Midwinter
  13. 13. He Who Made The Earth So Fair (The Chester Carol)
  14. 14. Child In The Manger
  15. 15. Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
  16. 16. The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy
  17. 17. Once In Royal David's City
  18. 18. Love Came Down At Christmas
  19. 19. A Babe Is Born In Bethlehem
  20. 20. Deck The Hall
  21. 21. Away In A Manger
  22. 22. People Look East
  23. 23. Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance
  24. 24. Good Christians All Rejoice
  25. 25. Infant Holy
  26. 26. O Little One Sweet
  27. 27. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
  28. 28. What Child Is This
  29. 29. Good People All This Christmas Time
  30. 30. The Wexford Carol
  31. 31. Silent Night
  32. 32. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
  33. 33. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  34. 34. As With Gladness
  35. 35. The Holly And The Ivy
  36. 36. Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
  37. 37. Now The Holly Bears A Berry (Sans Day Carol)
  38. 38. Down In Yon Forest
  39. 39. Joy To The World
  40. 40. Here We Come A-Wassailing
  41. 41. I Saw Three Ships
  42. 42. Good King Wenceslas
  43. 43. Ding Dong! Merrily On High
  44. 44. Go Tell It On The Mountain
  45. 45. Lully, Lula (The Coventry Carol)
  46. 46. Bright And Joyful Is The Morn
  47. 47. Christians Awake
  48. 48. Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending
  49. 49. Children Go Where I Send Thee
  50. 50. O Holy Night
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9/10

Reviewed by Mike Gill

Recorded at Coventry Cathedral and the United Reform Church Coventry and produced by Christopher Norton, this is yet another release in the 'The Best..Ever' series. With few exceptions all the tracks here are the best loved carols and Christmas songs sung in traditional style by the voices of the St Michaels Singers and the Coventry Singers conducted by Paul Leddington Wright (from BBC's Songs Of Praise). The recordings are clear, smooth and crisp. The 50 songs here include "Away In A Manger", "The Wexford Carol", "Silent Night", "The Holly And The Ivy" and "Joy To The World". Best track by a short head is the outstanding though all-too-brief "Coventry Carol" - regal, imposing, introspective and quietly beautiful. Other gems are Mendelssohn's majestic and eternal "Hark The Herald Angels" and, not to be outshone, the haunting "O Little One Sweet" - fabulously enhanced by the Cathedral's acoustics.

Style: Hymnody
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 116371
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Kingsway Music 5019282326222
Items: 3
Release Date: 26 Sep 2011

Traditional carols sung by the St Michaels Singers and the Coventry Singers.

Beautifully sung and perfectly recorded, this three-disc compilation captures the pure essence and delicate power of the Christmas carol. Featuring fifty of the best-loved carols - many with new arrangements - the album is a perfect seasonal compilation.

Recorded at Coventry Cathedral and featuring both The Saint Michael’s Singers and The Coventry Singers, The Best Christmas Carols Album In The World…Ever contains everything from O Come O Come Emmanuel to I Saw Three Ships, O Come, All Ye Faithful to Away In A Manger, O Little Town Of Bethlehem to Once In Royal David’s City. There’s even a bit of Ding Dong! Merrily On High thrown in for good measure.














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