Jonathan Rathbone: The Oxen
VOCES8

Ensemble miXtur

Christmas, Christmas glorious Christmas
Shine over white forests
The crowns of heaven with sparkling lights
Glistening bows in each of gods houses
A hymn sung time and time again
Eternal longing for light and peace
Christmas, Christmas, glorious Christmas
Shine over white forests

Come, come holy Christmas
Wrap your white wings
Around the blood and turmoil of war
Around all the people’s sighs
Around all the families who travel to peace
Around the youth’s daily lives
Come, come, holy Christmas
Bring your white wings down
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Sibelius: Giv mig ej glans
Zero8

There are a number of translations of this carol and you can read them here.

Gustav Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter
The Washington Master Chorale; Thomas Colohan, Conductor

Weyse: Julen har bragt velsignet bud
DR KoncertKoret; Phillip Faber, Director

This is just running the text through Google translate so I’m sure it’s not quite accurate!

Christmas has brought blessed commandments.
Now old and young are rejoicing:
What the angels sang in the world,
now all little kids have to sing.
The branch from the tree of life stands beautiful
with lights like birds on twigs.
The child who delights in piety and beauty,
never lose that joy.

Joy is the guest of the earth today
with the king of heaven the little one.
You poor sparrow! Fly down from the roof
with the pigeon for Christmas party!
Dance, little kid, on mother’s lap!
A nice day is round:
Today, our dear Savior was born
and the Paradise Road found.

The Savior Himself was a child like us,
today he lay in his cradle.
The garden in which the angels of God fly,
Jesus will open for us.
The King of Heaven lives among us,
He brings us the Christmas joy,
he embraces every child’s soul on earth
and promise us angel wings.

Huron Carol, arr by Sarah Quartel
L.A. Choral Lab; Michael Alfera, Conductor & Artistic Director

Philip Lawson: Away In A Manger
The Gesualdo Six at Ely Cathedral

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Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
Janacek Conservatory

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Palestrina: Magnificat Primi Toni
VOCES8

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Praetorius: Magnificat Quinti Toni
Siglo de Oro; Chris Fitzgerald-Lombard, Tenor Solo; Patrick Allies, Conductor