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In 1918, the Rev. Eric Milner-White, the Dean of King's College, Cambridge, introduced to the college the "Lessons and Carols" format that were already in use on Christmas Eve at other institutions in England, as well as at Brown University in the U.S. The King's College version had a special festive intensity resulting partly from the recent Armistice, and it was this service that the new BBC chose for broadcast in the 1920s. The Festival of Lessons & Carols has since become known over much of the world, and its 100th ...

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  1. Once in Royal David's City, carol
  2. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings
  3. Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
  4. Adam Lay Y-Bounden, carol
  5. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (The Apple Tree Carol)
  6. In dulci jubilo, for soloists & chorus
  7. Nowell Sing We, carol (English)
  8. Unto Us Is Born A Son (Puer nobis nascitur; Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  9. A Spotless Rose, for chorus
  10. The Lamb, for chorus
  11. Joys Seven (Joshua Himes's Millennial Harp, 1842)
  12. Bogoróditse dyévo (Hail Mary), for chorus
  13. What Sweeter Music, for chorus
  14. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
  15. In the Bleak Midwinter
  16. O Mercy Divine, for chorus & cello
  17. Sir Christèmas
  18. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  19. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)
  20. In dulci jubilo (II), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 729 (BC K115)
  21. Once in Royal David's City, carol
  22. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve service prayers and readings
  23. Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones)
  24. Adam Lay Y-Bounden, carol
  25. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (The Apple Tree Carol)
  26. In dulci jubilo, for soloists & chorus
  27. I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In, for soprano, tenor, chorus & organ
  28. Nowell Sing We, carol (English)
  29. Unto Us Is Born A Son (Puer nobis nascitur; Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  30. A Spotless Rose, for chorus
  31. The Lamb, for chorus
  32. Joys Seven (Joshua Himes's Millennial Harp, 1842)
  33. Bogoróditse dyévo (Hail Mary), for chorus
  34. What Sweeter Music, for chorus
  35. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
  36. In the Bleak Midwinter
  37. While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Tune: Winchester)
  38. O Mercy Divine, for chorus & cello
  39. Sir Christèmas
  40. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  41. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)
  42. In dulci jubilo (II), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 729 (BC K115)
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