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German Christmas Songs

German Christmas Songs

Ernst Wolff (1905–1991), a classically trained singer of opera and German lied (art song), settled in America in 1937 after fleeing to England from Germany in 1933. In this recording, Wolff accompanies himself on the piano and sings a variety of German Christmas songs, including what may be the best-known of all Christmas songs in any language: “Silent Night” (“Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”). At least three of the songs date from the 1500s, including the well-known “Es Ist Ein' Ros' Entsprungen.” Wolff recorded five albums for Folkways Records between 1956 and 1961. Liner notes include a brief biography and the complete German lyrics for each song.

Track Listing

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Vom Himmel Hoch Do Komm Ich Her Ernst Wolff 1:41
102
Singt Ihr Heil 'Gen Himmelschoere Ernst Wolff 1:15
103
Es Ist Ein' Ros' Entsprungen Ernst Wolff 2:20
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Vom Himmel Hoch Ihr Engel Kommt Ernst Wolff 1:45
105
Zu Bethlehem Geboren Ernst Wolff 1:45
106
Ihr Kinderlein Kommet Ernst Wolff 1:10
107
Du Lieber Heil'ger Frommer Christ Ernst Wolff 0:55
201
Morgen, Kinder, Wirds Was Geben Ernst Wolff 1:01
202
Alle Jahre Wieder Kommt das Christuskind Ernst Wolff 0:51
203
Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht Ernst Wolff 2:15
204
O Tannenbaum Ernst Wolff 1:07
205
Weihnachtslied der Hirten Ernst Wolff 2:26
206
Maria Wiegenlied Ernst Wolff 1:24
207
Leise Rieselt der Schnee Ernst Wolff 1:04
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Kommet Ihr Hirten Ernst Wolff 1:25

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