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Adeste fideles

composer
probable composer
arranger
descant
author of text
possible author of Latin words

 
The music of Adeste fideles was long attributed to John Francis Wade, but an earlier manuscript version appeared in 1946, relegating Wade to probable copyist rather than composer. Among the various other composers to whom the tune has been speculatively attributed is King John IV of Portugal (1604-56)—“The Musician King”, who amassed one of the largest musical libraries in the world.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2016

Recordings

Now may we singen
SIGCD595Download only 25 October 2019 Release
100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols
Studio Master: KGS0033-DDownload onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Rutter: A Christmas Festival
COLCD133Download only
Adeste fideles
CDA66668
Adeste fideles
Studio Master: SIGCD460Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Christmas at St John's Cambridge
CDA67576
Christmas carols from Village Green to Church Choir
SIGCD387Download only
Christmas Star
CSCD503Download only
Favourite Carols from King's
Studio Master: KGS0007Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Nativity
CDA67443
Nine Lessons & Carols
Studio Master: KGS0001Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
On Christmas night
SIGCD386Download only
The Carols Album
Studio Master: SIGCD108Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 19 on SIGCD595 [4'09] Download only 25 October 2019 Release
Track 1 on CDA66668 [3'50]
Track 17 on CDA67443 [5'13]
Track 21 on CDA67576 [3'54]
Track 1 on COLCD133 [4'09] Download only
Track 22 on CSCD503 [3'58] Download only
Track 8 on KGS0001 CD2 [4'27] Download only
Track 25 on KGS0007 [4'29] Download only
Track 15 on KGS0033-D CD1 [4'29] Download only
Track 5 on KGS0033-D CD2 [4'36] Download only
Track 15 on SIGCD108 [3'59] Download only
Track 3 on SIGCD386 [5'26] Download only
Track 8 on SIGCD387 [4'01] Download only
Track 20 on SIGCD460 [2'39] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD460 track 20

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-16-46020
Duration
2'39
Recording date
25 April 2015
Recording venue
Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Alistair Dixon
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Dave Rowell
Hyperion usage
  1. Adeste fideles (SIGCD460)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: November 2016
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