From the recording Carols of Christmas
Patapan – Words and music by Bernard de la Monnoye, c. 1700. This tune is Burgundian France’s predecessor to today's “The Little Drummer Boy.” Two little boys are encouraged to play their flute and drum in praise.
Good King Wenceslas – Words by John Mason Neale, 1853, Music is a 13th century spring carol. The carol gives homage to the 10th Century Duke Vaclav of Bohemia, who is noted for his piety and devotion to Christianity and is honored as the patron saint of Bohemia.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Words and music traditional English, 18th century.