Victorian (Pre-1905)

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
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
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good Christian Men Rejoice! (In dulce jubilo)*
Good King Wenceslass
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
He Is Born, the Heavenly Child
Here We Come A-Wassailings
The Holly and the Ivy
The Huron Carol
I Saw Three Ships
In the Bleak Midwinter
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
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
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Veni, Veni, Emanuel)*
O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël – original French coming in 2019)*
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)*
Sleep, Baby Jesus (New, but in the Victorian style, exclusively performed by The Village Carolers)
Sussex Carol
Up On the Housetops
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmass
What Child Is This?
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks


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