Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Free Christmas Songs Download:TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS SONGS - VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

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Angels We Have Heard On High
Sixpence None The Richer
Words based on traditional French carol Les Anges dans nos Campagnes. English version translated in 1862 by James Chadwick. Sung to the hymn tune "Gloria", as arranged by Edward Shippen Barnes.
From the album The Dawn of Grace (iTunes). More about Sixpence's music here.
Angels We Have Heard On High
Taj Motel Trio
Words based on traditional French carol Les Anges dans nos Campagnes. English version translated in 1862 by James Chadwick. Sung to the hymn tune "Gloria", as arranged by Edward Shippen Barnes.
More about Taj Motel Trios's music here. or on their MySpace.
Away in a Manger
Aaron Kane with Solomon Keal
Find out more about Aaron's music on his MySpace. And more about Solomon's piano music here.
Away in a Manger
Chuck Brown & The Chuckleberries
Lyric writer is unknown, Music by William J. Kirkpatrick in 1895
More info about The Chuckleberries here.
Christ Child's Lullaby
LaVada Torzewski
Traditional carol from the Hebrides Islands (off the west coast of Scotland)
More info about LaVada here
Christmas Carols
Carl Vasta
Written by Vasta, Sears, Willis, Brooks, Redner, Mohr, Gruber, Murray, Hopkins.
From the album It's Christmas. More info about Carl here
The Darkest Midnight in December
Julie Keim
Traditional Irish Christmas carol. Julie Keim, soprano & Eric Sabatino, harp
From the album A Child My Choice. More info about Julie's music here.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Jars Of Clay
Traditional. Composer unknown.
From the album Christmas Songs (iTunes). More about Jars of Clay's music here.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Taj Motel Trio
Traditional. Composer unknown.
More about Taj Motel Trios's music here. or on their MySpace.
Hark The Herald Angels Sing/Angels We Have Heard On High
Straight No Chaser
Hark: Words by Charles Wesley. Music adapted from Felix Mendelssohn.
Angels: Words from Les Anges dans nos Campagnes, translated to English by James Chadwick. Music by Edward Shippen Barnes.
From the album Holiday Spirits. More about Straight No Chaser's music here.
Holy Night
Sandra Mooy
Original title: Cantique de Noel. Words: Placide Cappeau (1808-1877), translated to English by John Sullivan Dwight (1813-1893). Music by Adolphe-Charles Adam (1803-1856).
More about this recording here. Find out more about Sandra's music here (site is in Dutch).
download In A Lowly Manger Sleeping
Silvia Fleming
Lyrics by Fanny Crosby (1820-1915). Music by W. Howard Doane (1832-1915).
More info about Silvia's music here. From the album, Love for Christmas.
Jingle Bells
Laffy
Written by James Lord Pierpont. Copyrighted as One Horse Open Sleigh 9/16/1857. Melody composer unknown.
More info about Laffy's music here. From the album, Laughing All The Way.
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Chuck Brown & The Chuckleberries
Composer unknown, but likely Benjamin R. Hanby
More info about The Chuckleberries here.
Joy To The World
Joel Rakes
Words by Isaac Watts. Music adapted by Lowell Mason from an older melody of uncertain origin.
From the album festive.mood.inducing.music. More info about Joel's music here.
Joy To The World
Tonic Sol-fa
Words by Isaac Watts. Music adapted by Lowell Mason from an older melody of uncertain origin.
More info about Tonic Sol-fa's music here. From the album Christmas
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (Es ist ein Ros)
Julie Keim
Traditional. Julie Keim, soprano, Roger Isaacs, counter-tenor, Eric Sabatino, harp
From the album A Child My Choice. More info about Julie's music here.

O Come All Ye Faithful
Frank Lee Sprague

From the album Merry Christmas, Traditional Carols arranged as Traditional Rock Songs
More about Frank's music here.

O Come All Ye Faithful
LaVada Torzewski
Lyric and music by John Wade, circa 1743.
More info about LaVada here.
O Come All Ye Faithful
The Sunflowerz
Lyric and music by John Wade, circa 1743.
From the album Beautiful Miracle. More info about The Sunflowerz' music here.
Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel
Bethan Marshall
Traditional. Precise authorship is undetermined, but traced from the 11th-14th Centuries
From the album A Zang Christmas. More about Bethan's music on her MySpace.
Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel
LaVada Torzewski
Traditional. Precise authorship is undetermined, but traced from the 11th-14th Centuries
More info about LaVada here.
Oh Sing a Song
LaVada Torzewski
Traditional Irish song. Same melody as the standard, "Star of the County Down"
More info about LaVada here.
Once In David's Royal City
Joel Rakes
Words: Cecil Alexander, 1848. Music: Henry Gauntlett, 1849.
From the album festive.mood.inducing.music. More info about Joel's music here.
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
Dave Powers
Traditional, arranged by Dave Powers
From the album Christmas Collection. More about Dave's music here.
Silent Night
Drongomala
Traditional.
From the album 100 Fields. More about Drongomala's music here.
Up On The Housetop
Chuck Brown & The Chuckleberries
Written by Benjamin R. Hanby (1866). Original song title:"Santa Claus"
More info about The Chuckleberries here.
We Three Kings
Aaron Kane with Stephen Bashaw
Find out more about Aaron's music on his MySpace. And more about Stephen's music here.
What Child Is This?
Julie Keim
English traditional melody, arranged by Gary Davison
Julie Keim & Margaret Neil, sopranos, Roger Isaacs, counter-tenor, Eric Sabatino harp, and Gabe Stone, flute
From the album A Child My Choice. More info about Julie's music here.
What Child Is This?
Sherrie Keys
English traditional melody.
More info about Sherrie's music on her site or her MySpace page.

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