Christmas in Oxford – Early, Victorian and Modern Carols

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Christmas in Oxford
Early, Victorian and Modern Carols

Choir of Magdalen College
Oxford
John Harper

Catalogue Number: ALC 1290
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: DDD, 77:30 1989/90

Description


“These two famous anthologies of carols from the earliest 15th century to the 20th here hold 29 in total, including many popular ones but also many rare discoveries. “Magdalen College, Oxford, played an important part in the Victorian revival of the celebration of Christmas and especially of carol singing. A key figure in this was J. R. Bloxam, Fellow of Magdalen. The College records suggest that Bloxam first held a musical entertainment for the Magdalen choristers in his rooms in college on Christmas Eve in 1840 or 1841 and it became the tradition” (c) John Harper

EARLY

  • 1. Come all you Worthy Gentlemen 1:25
  • 2. Nova, nova, AVE fit ex EVA 1:20
  • 3. Goday, Sir Cristemas 1:47
  • 4. Ave Maria. Hail Blessed Flower 1:39
  • 5. Nowell. Out of your Sleep Arise 2:00
  • 6. Lully, lulla, thou Little Tiny Child (The Coventry Carol) 3:16
  • 7. Remember, O thou man 2.59
  • 8. Lullaby, my Sweet Little Baby 4.33
  • 9. This Day Christ was Born (A Carol for Christmas Day) 2:53

VICTORIAN

  • 10. As Jacob with Travel was Weary One Day (Jacob’s Ladder) 2:21
  • 11. The First Nowell 4:34
  • 12. Why, most Highest? (Jesus in the Manger) 2:37
  • 13. The Virgin Stills the Crying (Cradle-song of the Blessed Virgin) 2:17
  • 14. The Moon Shines Bright 2:04
  • 15. I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing in 1.57
  • 16. What Child is this? 2.05
  • 17. See, Amid the Winter’s Snow (Hymn for Christmas Day) 4:49
  • 18. Sleep! Holy Babe! (Words: E. Caswall; Music: John B. Dykes) 3:44
  • 19. Good Christian Men, Rejoice 1:45
  • 20. Good King Wenceslas 2.38
  • 21. A Babe is Born, all of a Maid 2:16
  • 22. All this Night Bright Angels Sing (Carol for Christmas Day) 2:14
  • 23. Here we Come a-wassailing (The Wassail Song ) 2:18
  • 24. We Three Kings of Orient are 3:40

MODERN

  • 25. A New Year Carol 2.13
  • 26. I Sing of a Maiden 2.36
  • 27. Lullay my Liking 3.04
  • 28. Of One that is so Fair and Bright 1.34
  • 29. This have I done for my True Love 4.48

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 12.2 x 13.5 x 2 cm