Carols for Choirs 3

Carols for Choirs 3 : Fifty Carols

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A third collection of 50 carols, mostly for SATB, some unaccompanied, and some having accompaniments for piano, organ, or orchestra. The carols reflect a diversity of styles and periods, while remaining within the capacity of an average group of amateur performers. Includes compositions and arrangements by Britten, Holst, Howells, Hurford, Vaughan Williams, and Walton.
Orchestral and brass accompaniments for many of the items are available on hire.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 208 pages
  • 177.8 x 260.35 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Vocal score
  • music
  • 019353570X
  • 9780193535701
  • 195,386

Table of contents

A babe is born ; A babe is born in Bethlehem ; A child this day is born ; All in the morning ; Angel tidings ; Angelus ad Virginem ; Bethlehem, of noblest cities ; Birthday Carol ; Boar's head carol ; Child in a manger ; Christ was born on Christmas Day ; Christe, redemptor omnium ; Christmas Oratorio (3 extracts) ; Come all you worthy gentlemen ; Come, rock the cradle for him (from Psalteriolum Harmonicum) ; The Cradle ; Cradle song ; The crown of roses ; Deck the hall ; Donkey carol ; Earth has many a noble city ; Flemish carol ; Gabriel's message ; Hark! the herald angels sing ; He smiles within his cradle ; Hush! my dear, lie still and slumber ; I saw three ships ; Il est ne le divin enfant ; In dulci jubilo ; In the bleak mid-winter ; Jesus Child ; King Herod and the cock ; King Jesus hath a garden ; Kings of orient ; Lo! he comes with clouds descending ; O come, all ye faithful ; O little town of Bethlehem ; Omnis mundus jocundetur ; Once, as I remember ; Psallite unigenito ; Salve puerule ; Shepherds, in the field abiding ; Silent night ; Sing we to this merry company ; Star carol ; Sunny bank ; Susanni ; There is no rose ; This joyful Eastertide ; Tryste Noel ; Wexford Carol ; What child is this? ; What sweeter music
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About David Willcocks

Born in 1919, David Willcocks began his musical career as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, later winning scholarships to Clifton College and King's College, Cambridge. Following war service, he was elected Fellow of King's College, and later became Organist of Salisbury and Worcester Cathedrals, conducting the Three Choirs Festival whilst at Worcester.
Willcocks returned to King's College, Cambridge as Director of Music from 1957-1974, with the first collection of his arrangements in the Carols for Choirs series publishing in 1961. He was Director of Music at the Royal College of Music from 1974-1984, and was knighted in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Honours List in 1977. Willcocks also conducted The Bach Choir for 38 years, retiring in 1998.
Sir David died in September 2015.

John Rutter studied music at Clare College, Cambridge and first came to notice as a composer and arranger of Christmas carols and other choral pieces during those early years; today his compositions, including such concert-length works as Requiem, Magnificat, Mass of the Children, The Gift of Life, and Visions are performed around the world.
John edits the Oxford Choral Classics series, and, with Sir David Willcocks, co-edited four volumes of Carols for Choirs. In 1983 he formed his own choir The Cambridge Singers, with whom he has made numerous recordings on the Collegium Records label, and he appears regularly in several countries as a guest conductor and choral ambassador.
John holds a Lambeth Doctorate in Music, and was awarded a CBE for services to music in 2007.
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