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Favorite Carols of 2009 Round-up

Favorite Carols 2009 – Compliments of Musica Sacra Forum (www.musicasacra.com) members and readers here.  My thanks to all.


This listing is in no particular order.  Some are carols; some, art songs; some, hymns. Some selections received multiple votes. Let serendipity rule!


Cant des ocells (Catalan)

Star of the Morning (William Walker’s Southern Harmony)

Judea (A Virgin Unspotted), William Billings

Shiloh (Methinks I Hear a Heavenly Host), William Billings

In the Bleak Midwinter – Gustav Holst tune

Bethlehem Down, Peter Warlock

The Lamb, John Taverner

This Endris Night

O I would go to Bethlehem, David McKay Williams

Noel, David McKay Williams

Just about anything in the Oxford Book of Carols

Carol of the Birds, John Jacob Niles

Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head, John Jacob Niles

Sweet Marie and Her Baby, John Jacob Niles

I wonder as I wander, John Jacob Niles

The Little Road to Bethlehem, Michael Head

The Snow Lay on the Ground

A Stable Lamp is Lighted, words by Richard Wilbur, tune Adujar by David Hurd

Sing of Mary, Blest is She – Parish Book of English Hymns

Mother of Mercy, Peace, and Love – Parish Book of English Hymns

Personent hodie

O Little Town of Bethlehem – Walford Davies’ tune

In the Bleak Midwinter – Harold Darke’s tune

Once in Royal David’s City

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning to George Thalden-Balls “Jesmian”

The Wexford Carol

Whence Comes this Rush of Wings?


In Dulci Jubilo

Lullay my Liking

Il est né

Ding, Dong, Merrily on High

Myn Lyking – R. R. Terry

Thou didst Leave – tune Margaret

Riu Riu Chiu

Sussex Carol

Candlelight Carol

Suantrai na Maighdine (The Virgin’s Lullaby)