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Elmer Iseler Singers: Welcome Yule!

Song NameComposerArranger
O Come All Ye FaithfulDerek Holman
The Echo CarolAlfred Whitehead
The Holly And The IvyVictor Davies
Noel Cest L'AmourAndre Bellefeuille
Good Christian Men RejoiceAlfred Whitehead
Mary Is A Lady BrightDerek Holman
Welcome YuleHealy WillanDerek Holman
Lullaby For The Christ ChildRuth Watson
The Twelve Days Of ChristmasHealy Willan
A Canadian Christmas CarolJ.P. ClarkeJohn Beckwith
The Huron CarolRobert B. Anderson
God Rest You Merry GentlemenHoward Cable
Deck The HallsDerek Holman
Christmas Song Of The 14th CenturyHealy Willan
Masters In This HallAlfred Whitehead
What Is This Lovely FragranceHealy Willan
Cherry Tree Carol `Louis Applebaum
Il Est Ne Divin EnfantDerek Holman
The Golden Vase CarolJon Washburn
Variations On The Sussex CarolEric Robertson
Hodie Christus Natus EstHealy Willan
Angelus Ad VirginemBerthold Carriere
Away In A MangerElmer Iseler
We Wish You A Merry ChristmasHarry Somers

Directed by Elmer Iseler

This recording features the contributions of several Canadians to the caroling genre, as composers of new carols and arrangers of old ones. From the perennially beautiful O Come All Ye Faithful and The Holly and the Ivy to the 14th century German Christmas Song, better known as "Joseph, lieber Joseph", this is a lively recording by one of Canada's most loved choirs. Derek Holman's rollicking arrangement of Deck the Halls shows off its insouciance by capturing an unmistakable tipsiness which very likely did accompany the decking of those particular halls. Two of the arranged carols are especially notable: The Huron Carol, known as Canada's first Christmas Carol (1642), is sung here in Robert Anderson's arrangement; and a rare Nova Scotia variant of the Cherry Tree Carol collected by Helen Creighton and arranged by Louis Applebaum.

Item code: 8459C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | Canada
SMCD 5055

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