Carols Ancient and Modern

Carols Ancient and Modern

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Every December churches find themselves putting on many carol services and concerts both within the church and in the local community. But the provision of words and music for carols can be problematic. Many hymn books and paper carol sheets often have a limited selection, while specialist choir volumes are too complex for community use.

Carols Ancient & Modern aims to full this gap with a comprehensive new selection of carols, published to A&M's high production standards and yet inexpensive and durable. It offers 120 items, combining traditional carols with newer favourites by composers such as Malcolm Archer, plus folk and children's classics like Mary's Boy Child and Little Donkey that rarely get into hymn books. There is also a selection especially suited to small choirs and unaccompanied singers.

Carols Ancient & Modern will meet the real and varied needs of churches, cathedrals and schools seeking one volume that holds all their Advent and Christmas favourites.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 18.03mm | 417.3g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full Music edition
  • 1848258712
  • 9781848258716
  • 525,762

Review quote

"This compilation of one hundred and sixteen items breaks new ground in its intention to provide, in one volume, all that choirs and congregations might need... [Malcolm Archer's] huge experience and musical commonsense is manifest throughout the book. There is no doubt that this new book will prove useful in churches and schools without choirs, as well as in those where there is a greater degree of musical sophistication. [...]
The inclusion of a huge amount of widely used items in generally good arrangements puts this volume into the forefront of Christmas music books. [...]
All in all, this is an excellent book and one which will serve parishes with choirs, as well as those without. I commend it." -- Barry Williams * Laudate, magazine of the Guild of Church Musicians *
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About Malcolm Archer

Malcolm Archer is a composer and is Head of Chapel Music at Winchester College whose choir, the Quiristers, under his direction, has achieved international renown.
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