Can you imagine Christmas without music? No singing, no jingling. Only Scrooge would be happy with that! It is a time for music to fill the air. Part of the fun is hearing things that are only played at Christmas and at no other time of year – carols that make you think of the end of term, or the holidays, or bobble hats; songs that make you think of food, or snow, or stockings. Here are some of the most popular carols, as well as some other surprises… Merry Christmas!
trad.: Ding dong! merrily on high
trad.: King Jesus hath a Garden
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
Carmichael, J: Thredbo Suite
Charpentier, M-A: Noëls (6), H534
Corelli: Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale'
Darke: In the Bleak Midwinter
Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's city
Gruber, F: Silent Night
Rutter: Dancing Day
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71