Adam lay ybounden ; All my heart this night rejoices ; Alleluya, a new work is come on hand ; Angels, from the realms of glory ; Angelus ad virginem ; As with gladness men of old ; Ave plena gracia ; Away in a manger ; A babe is born ; Birthday Carol ; The cherry tree carol ; Child in a manger ; A child is born in Bethlehem ; Christmas night ; Coventry carol ; Coventry carol ; Cradle song ; The crown of roses ; Deck the hall ; Ding dong! merrily on high ; Ding dong! merrily on high ; The first Nowell ; Gabriel to Mary came ; Gabriel's message ; God rest you merry, gentlemen ; Good King Wenceslas ; A great and mighty wonder ; Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary ; Hark! the herald-angels sing ; He is born the divine Christ-child ; Here we come a-wassailing ; The holly and the ivy ; Hush! my dear, lie still and slumber ; I saw a maiden ; I saw three ships ; I saw three ships ; I wonder as I wander ; Il est ne le divin enfant ; In Dulci Jubilo ; In the bleak mid-winter ; In the bleak mid-winter ; Infant holy, infant lowly ; The Infant King ; It came upon the midnight clear ; Jesus child ; Jesus Christ is risen today ; Jesus Christ the apple tree ; Jingle, bells ; Joy to the world ; Joys seven ; King Jesus hath a garden ; Kings of Orient ; Lo! he comes with clouds descending ; Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming ; Longfellow's carol ; Lord of the Dance ; Lute-book lullaby ; A maiden most gentle ; Mary's Lullaby ; A merry Christmas ; Myn lyking ; Nativity carol ; A New Year carol ; O come, all ye faithful ; O come, o come, Emmanuel ; O little one sweet ; O little town of Bethlehem ; O little town of Bethlehem ; O Queen of heaven ; Of the Father's heart begotten ; Once, as I remember ; Once in royal David's city ; Out of your sleep ; Past three a clock ; Personent hodie ; Quelle est cette odeur agreable? ; Quem pastores laudavere ; Rise up, shepherd, and follow ; Sans Day Carol ; See amid the winter's snow ; The shepherds' farewell ; Shepherds in the field abiding ; Shepherds left their flocks a-straying ; Shepherd's pipe carol ; Silent night ; Sing aloud on this day! ; Sir Christemas ; A spotless Rose ; Star carol ; Still, still, still ; Stille Nacht ; Sussex carol ; There is a flower ; There is no rose ; This Christmas night ; This joyful Eastertide ; The three kings ; Tomorrow shall be my dancing day ; The truth from above ; The twelve days of Christmas ; Unto us is born a son ; Up! good Christen folk, and listen ; A virgin most pure ; Wassail song ; Wexford carol ; What cheer? ; When Christ was born ; Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing? ; While shepherds watched their flocks ; Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Born in 1919, David Willcocks began his musical career as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, later winning scholarships to Clifton College and King's College, Cambridge. Following war service, he was elected Fellow of King's College, and later became Organist of Salisbury and Worcester Cathedrals, conducting the Three Choirs Festival whilst at Worcester. Willcocks returned to King's College, Cambridge as Director of Music from 1957-1974, with the first collection of his arrangements in the Carols for Choirs series publishing in 1961. He was Director of Music at the Royal College of Music from 1974-1984, and was knighted in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Honours List in 1977. Willcocks also conducted The Bach Choir for 38 years, retiring in 1998. Sir David died in September 2015. John Rutter studied music at Clare College, Cambridge and first came to notice as a composer and arranger of Christmas carols and other choral pieces during those early years; today his compositions, including such concert-length works as Requiem, Magnificat, Mass of the Children, The Gift of Life, and Visions are performed around the world. John edits the Oxford Choral Classics series, and, with Sir David Willcocks, co-edited four volumes of Carols for Choirs. In 1983 he formed his own choir The Cambridge Singers, with whom he has made numerous recordings on the Collegium Records label, and he appears regularly in several countries as a guest conductor and choral ambassador. John holds a Lambeth Doctorate in Music, and was awarded a CBE for services to music in 2007.