Musica Sacra


Welcome Yule!

Welcome Yule! English Christmas Carols and Motets, featuring Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols

  • Published 2006
  • Catalog Number: MS-2
  • Formats: Compact Disc and Digital Download
  • Running Time: 1 hr, 5 min, 4 sec
  • $15.00 (plus shipping and taxes where applicable)

About the Recording

Musica Sacra's holiday recording! Welcome Yule!, which features the full Benjamin Britten classic A Ceremony of Carols, is our collection of Christmas favorites. This recording also features Mary Jane Rupert, Harpist.

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  1. Welcome Yule, C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)
  2. Adam Lay Ybounden, Boris Ord (1897-1961)
  3. Ave Maria, Robert Parsons (c. 1530-1570), ed. Nicholas Steinitz
  4. There Is No Rose, 15th Century Anonymous, possibly John Dunstable
  5. In the Bleak Midwinter, Gustav Holst (1874-1934); text: Christina Rosetti (1830-1894)
  6. A Ceremony of Carols, Benjamin Britten, (1913-1976)
    • Procession
    • Wolcum Yole!
    • There Is No Rose
    • That Yongë Child
    • Balulalow
    • As Dew in Aprille
    • This Little Babe
    • Interlude
    • In Freezing Winter Night
    • Spring Carol
    • Deo Gracias
    • Recession
  7. Deck the Halls, arr. James McKelvy
  8. Boar's Head Carol, Traditional
  9. Lirum Lirum, Thomas Morley (c. 1558-1602)
  10. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, Traditional arr. David Willcocks
  11. Coventry Carol, Traditional
  12. Holy Day Holly Carol (Sans Day Carol), arr. Channing Lefebvre
  13. The Holly and the Ivy, Traditional
  14. Good King Wenceslas, Traditional; text: J. M. Neale (1818-1866)
  15. What Sweeter Music, John Rutter (b. 1945); text: Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
  16. Wassail Song (Gloucestershire Carol), arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  17. We Wish You A Merry Christmas, arr. Terry Halco (b. 1958)

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