Carols and Songs

Victorian

Our current Victorian-era repertoire list includes the following carols and songs which were available to caroling groups in the Victorian era (circa 1905 or before). Carols with an asterisk (*) after them indicate carols where we will sing one verse in the original language, and follow with verses in English. Carols with a red superscript ‘s‘ are not overtly Christian in nature and are appropriate for more secular performances.

The Angel Gabriel
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard On High
As With Gladness
Away in a Manger
Boar’s Head Carols
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella)*
Bring Us In Good Ales
The Cherry Tree Carol
Coventry Carol
Deck the Halls
Ding Dong Merrily on High
The First Noel
Gloucestershire Wassail (Wassail All Over the Town)s
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good Christian Men Rejoice! (In dulce jubilo)*
Good King Wenceslass
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
He Is Born, the Divine Child (Il est né le divin enfant)*
Here We Come A-Wassailings
The Holly and the Ivy
Huron Carol (Jesous Ahatonhia)*
I Saw Three Ships
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jingle Bellss
Jolly Old Saint Nicholass
Joy to the World
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (Es ist ein Ros entsprungen)*
O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)*
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)*
O Come, Little Children (Die Kinder bei der Krippe)*
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Veni, Veni, Emanuel)*
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Once In Royal David’s City
Patapan
See Amid the Winter’s Snow
Silent Night (Stille Nacht)*
Sing We Now Of Christmas (Noël Nouvelet)*
Sussex Carol
Up On the Housetops
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmass
Wexford Carol
What Child Is This?
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Modern/Secular

Presentations with a more rounded and modern set of popular holiday songs are also available. For public event locations, please be sure to understand the ASCAP rules for proper licensing of a presentation involving copyrighted music. More information on that can be found here.

The modern set now available includes the following songs, with arrangements custom-made by and exclusively presented by The Village Carolers unless otherwise noted with an asterisk (*).

Carol of the Bells*
Christmas Time Is Here
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Frosty the Snowman
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
A Holly Jolly Christmas
(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Marshmallow World
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Silver Bells
Sleep, Baby Jesus (Hymn-style but modern, composed in 2017)
Sleigh Ride
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

If there are songs not on this list that you definitely want to hear in future seasons, please let us know and we’ll look into adding them next year.

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