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In this compilation of music from previously released Christmas albums, John Rutter writes that his intent is to create a collection that reflects the variety of the Christmas season -- the religious and the secular, the contemplative and the festive -- and is fully successful in gathering selections that are diverse, but fit well together. The Cambridge Singers have a sweet sound and sing with full but pure, straight tone that's ideal for this repertoire. Many of the songs and carols are a cappella, but some are ...

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  1. Candlelight Carol, for chorus & organ
  2. O magnum mysterium, motet for 4 voices
  3. When Icicles Hang: Blow, blow, thou winter wind
  4. Puer nobis, for chorus
  5. Magnificat for soprano, chorus & orchestra: Of a Rose, a lovely Rose
  6. Lullay Mine Liking, for soloists & chorus
  7. In the Bleak Midwinter
  8. Away in a Manger
  9. Wind in the Willows, for narrator, vocal ensemble & orchestra: Wild Wood Carol
  10. Videntes stellam, motet for chorus (4 motets pour le temps de NoŽl), FP 152/3
  11. Suite Antique, for flute, harpsichord & strings: Chanson
  12. What Sweeter Music, for chorus
  13. Veni, Redemptor Gentium, hymn
  14. Hodie Christus natus est, for 4 voices
  15. Hodie Christus natus est, motet for chorus (4 motets pour le temps de NoŽl), FP 152/4
  16. Les anges dans nos campagnes (French), carol (AKA Angels We Have Heard On High)
  17. What Cheer?, carol arrangement for chorus (Christmas Carols No. 2)
  18. Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
  19. When Icicles Hang: Good ale
  20. The Very Best Time of Year, carol
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