I’ll second- Maria durch ein Dornwald Ging (maria wanders through the thorns) I also love The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came (sting does an amazing version of this) Whence comes this rush of wings afar Down in yon forest This one is awesome– To Drive the Cold Winter Away The King (sometimes called the wren or Please to see the King) (neat song about a hunting tradition) Noel Nouvelet Huron Carol (Twas in the Moon of Wintertime) Gaudete One song that I love and can’t find anywhere is from a cartoon a long time ago. I saw it in the 70’s. The song is about a donkey. Long ago in another day, a donkey cried in a donkey way…etc- Beautiful song sung by Ed Ames-I think it would be beautiful arranged on the harp. Permissions would be needed though since it is a newer song. Ahh so many carols so little disc space!
There’s *loads* of early (medieval and renn) music that works well for a holiday or specifically Christmas themed album.
One of my favorite (no, THE favorite) Xmas albums is “On Yoolis Night” by Anonymous 4. It’s a quartet of female vocalists singing seasonal music from the 12-15th centuries. It’s great stuff. A lot of it could probably be adopted to a lever harp fairly easily.
Georgina- that is one of my all time favorites! The title is “The Three Kings”. My favorite version of it appears on the “Carols for Christmas” DVD by the Royal College of Music (with artwork from the Metropolitan Museum of Art). The soloist is the amazing Canadian baritone Gerald Finley while he was studying there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKzs9jySpeo