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We Wish You a Merry Christmas

The Choir of Ormond College presents a wonderfully varied selection of Christmas carols, 28 joyous tracks in all. Directed by Douglas Lawrence

28 joyous tracks include 'We wish you a merry Christmas', 'Sans Day Carol',' A babe is born I wys', 'In dulci jubilo', 'Good King Wenceslas', 'The holy and the ivy', 'We three kings', 'Coventry Carol' and more. A wonderful CD to play year after year.


Choir of Ormond College

Since its inception in 1982 under the direction of Douglas Lawrence, the Choir of Ormond College has become the first Australian choir to receive ongoing international recognition.

Douglas Lawrence

Melbourne organist Douglas Lawrence is Director of Music at The Scots' Church and Teacher of the Organ at the University of Melbourne and was the founding director of Choir of Ormond College, a position he held from 1982 to 2006.

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Track Listing

  1. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Traditional) Arr: Arthur Warrell 1:34
  2. Sans day Carol (Traditional) Arr: John Rutter 2:57
  3. Angels From the Realms of Glory (Traditional) Arr: Reginald Jacques 3:48
  4. All This Time This Song is Best William Walton 1:57
  5. Away in a Manger William J. Kirkpatrick Arr: David Willcocks 2:15
  6. Up Good Christian Folk and Listen (Piae Cantiones) 1:10
  7. A Babe is Born I Wys Frederick Bainton 2:18
  8. Ding Dong Merrily On High (Traditional) 1:36
  9. In Dulci Jubilo Johann Sebastian Bach

  10. Chorale 1:23
  11. Trio 1:55
  12. Whence is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing (Traditional) Arr: David Willcocks 4:04
  13. The Blessed Son of God Ralph Vaughan Williams 2:30
  14. Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones) Arr: Reginald Jacques 2:59
  15. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (Traditional) Arr: David Willcocks 1:48
  16. In Dulci Jubilo Johann Sebastian Bach

  17. Double Canon 1:30
  18. Fantasia 2:29
  19. Past 3 O'clock (Traditional) Arr: John Rutter 2:55
  20. Adam Lay Y'Bounden Boris Ord 1:04
  21. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen (Traditional) Arr: David Willcocks 2:17
  22. Coventry Carol (Traditional) 2:15
  23. The Holly and the Ivy (Traditional) Arr: Reginald Jacques 2:40
  24. The Three Kings Peter Cornelius Arr: Ivor Atkins 2:16
  25. Vom Himmel Hoch Johann Pachelbel

  26. Trio 1:44
  27. Fugue 3:41
  28. All My Heart This Night Rejoices Johann Georg Ebeling 2:11
  29. Personent Hodie (Traditional) Arr: Gustav Holst 2:39
  30. A Spotless Rose Herbert Howells 2:49
  31. What Cheer! (Carol For New Years Day) William Walton 1:33



Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

Johann Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel was a German Baroque composer, organist and teacher, who brought the south German organ tradition to its peak. He composed a large body of sacred and secular music, and his contributions to the development of the chorale prelude and fugue have earned him a place among the most important composers of the middle Baroque era.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams was born on 12 October 1872 in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, where his father, the Reverend Arthur Vaughan Williams (the surname Vaughan Williams is an unhyphenated double-barrelled name of Welsh origin), was vicar.

Where to buy

We Wish You a Merry Christmas is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$15.00 AUD
Total playing time
64 minutes 17 seconds
Martin Wright
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Release date
© 2002 Move Records
℗ 1989 Move Records
Choral, Christmas
Catalogue number
MD 3079
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574307924