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Adeste fideles

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O come, all ye faithful
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O come, all ye faithful is a hymn on the Prose for Christmas Day and should properly be sung between the Gradual and the Gospel. The original words and melody are attributed to John Francis Wade (1711–1786) who was a member of the teaching staff of the Roman Catholic English College at Douai, a French town on the river Scarpe in the Nord department. The text was first printed in the 1760 edition of Evening Offices of the Church, the tune in Samuel Webbe’s An Essay on the Church Plain Chant, published in 1782. The present descant is by Philip Ledger.

from notes by Wadham Sutton © 1993

Recordings

Adeste fideles
CDA66668
On Christmas night
SIGCD386Download only

Details

Track 1 on CDA66668 [3'50]
Track 3 on SIGCD386 [5'26] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66668 track 1

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ISRC
GB-AJY-93-66801
Duration
3'50
Recording date
15 June 1993
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Adeste fideles (CDA66668)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: October 1993
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