Welcome Christmas!

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58min 58sec : Welcome Christmas 2016

Sound the Trumpets! Welcome Christmas 2016 is a brass-filled edition of this perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premiere choral groups. An hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest.


Traditional, arr. John Rutter — Rejoice and Be Merry
Josh Bauder — Sleep Softly, Lullaby
Richard Voorhaar — The Virgin's Cradle Hymn
Stephen Main — The Darkest Midnight in December
James Sclater — The Piping Carol
Robert Sieving — See Amid the Winter Snow
Brian Holmes — The Shepherd and the King
Traditional, arr. Laura Caviani — Go Tell It on the Mountain
Daniel Pinkham — Christmas Cantata: Gloria
Brian Holmes — Let Me Sing of a Maid; Who Will Come to Bethlehem
Sydney Hodkinson — God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Gwyneth Walker — Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head
Traditional, arr. John Gardner — Silent Night; Good King Wenceslas
Handel — Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus