The Coventry Carol is beautiful and sad at the same time . I especially like the Robert Shaw Chorale version .I have 3 more carols I want to add.
"Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" which was first published in Cologne, Germany in 1599.
Once In Royal David's City" which was first written as a poem and carol published in 1848.
"Coventry Carol" which dates to the 16th century. My High School chorale group always sang this one at our Christmas program.
"Lully, lullay Thou little tiny child..".
Merry Christmas Anne!!! Thanks for sharing your favorites with us. I hope you have a holiday filled with wonderful memories and lots of love.My favorite's probably "O Holy Night", such a beautiful tune. I love "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" as well, I find the lyrics to be so meaningful. One that's not on the list that I absolutely love (was sung at my wedding) is "Beautiful Saviour", love both the tune and lyrics.
Thank you Eleanor! Same to you and yours, I hope your holiday is filled with joy. My family will actually be visiting me for Christmas so I am real excited for that! My sister will be in from NC (Winterville) and my parents and brother from Chicago.Merry Christmas Anne!!! Thanks for sharing your favorites with us. I hope you have a holiday filled with wonderful memories and lots of love.
That's awesome! Does your sister live near Lake Mattamuskeet? I'd like to visit there and see the tundra swans nesting during the winter. We have been there once, but it was in the summer.Thank you Eleanor! Same to you and yours, I hope your holiday is filled with joy. My family will actually be visiting me for Christmas so I am real excited for that! My sister will be in from NC (Winterville) and my parents and brother from Chicago.
I have just heard this olde carol, (as performed by Annie Lennox) and others. See link: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=christmas+carol+lue+lay+leu+li&view=detail&mid=6DB5BA68F06404264EEC6DB5BA68F06404264EEC&FORM=VIRE
Just for fun, here’s a list of carols written during or around the mid-19th century.
Angels We Have Heard on High (1862)
Come Buy my Nice Fresh Ivy or O’Carolan’s Lament (1849)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1833)
Good King Wenceslas (1853)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (1855)
Jingle Bells (1857)
Joy to the World (1839)
O Christmas Tree (1824)
O Holy Night (1847)
Silent Night (1859)
We Three Kings (1863)
What Child is This (1865)
Is your favorite traditional carol on the list? Whether it is or isn't, please share your favorite carol with your CWT friends! I'll start us off. My favorite is "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." This carol is based on the 1863 poem "Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It reflects the despair of hearing Christmas bells during the American Civil War. I love that it ends with the bells ringing renewed hope for peace among men.
I LOVE "Silent Night" sung in German. So wonderful! Also LOVE!!!, "oh Come All Ye Faithful" sung in Latin. Beautiful!I have several favorites based on the version performed . Robert Shaw Chorale for many . I like to listen to "Silent Night" in German . I never cared for "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" until I heard an amazing version by spiritandtruthart on YouTube . Lots of Civil War images and I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it .