Carols for a Victorian Christmas

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  • The Victorians almost re-invented Christmas trees and carol singing after decades of neglect of our major festival. This recording assembles a variety of Victorian Christmas music from the sounds of street musicians to drawing room songs, from Polyphons and organs to bells and church choirs.

    1. Church Bells
    2. God rest you, merry gentlemen - The choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
    3. Twas in the winter cold - The choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
    4 Cantique de Noël - Adam - Martin Souter
    5. The Mistletoe Bow - Polyphon 19 5/8" disc player, Leipzig 1898
    6. O little town of Bethlehem - Fine Arts Brass
    7.What shall we sing at Christmas? - Lesley Echo Ross, Jozik Koc, Martin Souter
    8. Hark the herald angels sing - Regina disc player 15 ½", USA early 20th century
    9. The Song of the Robin Redbreast - Lesley Echo Ross, Martin Souter
    10 In dulci jubilo - F Liszt - Martin Souter
    11. We three Kings of Orient are - The choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
    12. See amid the winter's snow - The choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
    13. Sleep, Holy babe - The choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
    14. Es ist ein Ros - J Brahms - Martin Souter
    15. Good King Wenceslas - Regina 15 ½" disc player, USA, early 20th century
    16. Jesu, joy of man's desiring - JS Bach - Fine arts Brass Ensemble
    17. The Wassail Song - The choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
    18. Landlord fill the flowing bowl - Fine Arts Brass
    19. Good Christian men rejoice - The choir of Magdalen College, Oxford 
    20. O come all ye faithful - Polyphon 14 ½" disc player with 12 bells, Leipzig 1901
    21. Hallelujah - GF Handel - Harrogate Choral Society
    22. In dulci jubilo - JS Bach - Martin Souter
    23. Auld Lang Syne - Player piano
    24. Church Bells

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    • Running time 63 minutes.
    • SKU: 20050686
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