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We wish you a merry Christmas

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During the 1970s and 80s, John Rutter wrote for the renowned vocal ensemble The King’s Singers. One minor fruit of this happy association was an arrangement of We wish you a merry Christmas, for use as a final encore at Christmas concerts when the audience simply refused to go home. He later adapted it for mixed choir, as heard here.

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Christmas Star
CSCD503Download only
Rutter: The John Rutter Christmas Album
CSCD510Download only


Track 21 on CSCD503 [1'48] Download only
Track 22 on CSCD510 [1'42] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CSCD510 track 22

Recording date
0 April 1985
Recording venue
Great Hall, University College School, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jillian White
Recording engineer
Campbell Hughes
Hyperion usage
  1. Rutter: The John Rutter Christmas Album (CSCD510)
    Disc 1 Track 22
    Release date: November 2002
    Download only
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