Carols for Choirs 5

Carols for Choirs 5 : Fifty Christmas Carols

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for SATB, accompanied and unaccompanied To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Carols for Choirs 1, OUP presents a new volume in this ground-breaking series. Carols for Choirs 5 continues the tradition of its predecessors by providing a complete resource for choirs from Advent through to Epiphany. Featuring brand new carols and arrangements of classic tunes, the collection showcases the very best established and new names in choral composition today, both in the UK and world-wide.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 240 pages
  • 193.04 x 248.92 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193377128
  • 9780193377127
  • 900,054

Table of contents

A Heavenly Song ; A little child there is yborn ; A Patre Unigenitus ; Adam lay ybounden ; Away in a manger (UK tune) ; Away in a manger (US tune) ; Blest Mary wanders through the thorn ; Candlelight Carol ; Carol ; Ding dong! merrily on high ; Glory to the Christ Child ; God rest you merry, gentlemen ; Good King Wenceslas ; Hark! the herald-angels sing ; Hush! my dear ; I saw a stable ; I saw three ships ; I sing of a maiden ; In dulci jubilo ; It came upon the midnight clear (UK tune) ; It came upon the midnight clear (US tune) ; Joy to the world! ; Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming ; Lullay, my liking ; My Lord has Come ; New Year ; O come, all ye faithful ; O come, O come, Emmanuel ; O little town ; Old Christmas Returned (or Hospitality Revived) ; Out of the Orient crystal skies ; Pilgrim Jesus ; Scots Nativity ; See amid the winter's snow ; Silent night ; Sussex Carol ; The Bell Carol ; The Christ-child ; The holly and the ivy ; The Sparrows' Carol ; The Virgin's Song ; There is no rose ; There is no rose ; There's a song in the air! ; This endris night ; Voices in the Mist ; Wassail ; We three kings of Orient are ; What child is this? ; While shepherds watched their flocks
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There are some snazzy descants, which may not displace the best of Willcocks but are nice alternatives to have, and striking new versions of carols one had imagined done to death, such as Andrew Simpsons engaging take on I saw three ships. If anything, the balance by comparison with Carols 1 to 4 seems to favour new composition, with a whole fresh roster of composers brought on board there are outstanding pieces by Howard Skempton (Adam lay ybounden) and Gabriel
Jackson (The Christ Child), among others . . .u Carols for Choirs 5 is a high quality publication that fully maintains the standards of this illustrious series. * Matthew Greenall, Classical Music, November 2011 * The number of choral directors who can remember Christmas before Carols for Choirs is dwindling fast. The series was born in 1961, and fifty years on the fifth volume has appeared. Its pedigree is impeccable, and it fully maintains the high standards of its predecessors . . . This treasure chest of new and old carols should be in every choir library. If you need any further persuasion, turn to the end and play Thomas Hewitt Jones's haunting setting of What child
is this? The carol is alive and well. * Rosemary Broadbent, Church Music Quarterly, December 2011 * It is a wonderful collection: order a copy right away! * Philip Brunelle , The American Organist, December 2011 * With the publication of Carols for Choirs 5 there has never been a better time to consider upgrading those worn-out green copies to shiny new gold ones . . . The collection successfully captures a balance of choral styles indicative of this decade with nothing out of place. While messrs Rutter and Willcocks are represented, nothing is reproduced from earlier volumes; CC5 represents excellent value for money. * Rupert Gough, Choir & Organ November 2011 *
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About David Blackwell

Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide.

David Blackwell studied music at Edinburgh University, then pursued a career in music publishing, first at ABRSM and then at Oxford University Press. He is co-editor of OUP's In the Mood: 17 Jazz Classics for Choirs and Carols for Choirs 5, and has published a number of single choral arrangements. He is co-writer with his wife Kathy of OUP's award-winning string series, Fiddle/Viola/Cello Time, which have twice won the MIA award for Best Educational
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