Carols for Choirs 1 : Vocal score
The volumes of Carols for Choirs have established themselves as the quintessential carol books for carol-singers around the world. Each volume presents a wide rage of carols to suit every occasion, from well-known tunes superbly arranged to be the best original compositions. Carols for Choirs 1 includes carols for audience and congregation with varied harmonizations and festive descants, the full text of the traditional Nine Lessons printed in the appendix, and a detailed list of the carol orchestrations available on rental.
Orchestrations for several of the carols from this collection are available on sale or hire under the titlesThree Carol Orchestrations and Five Christmas Carols.
Eight Carol Accompaniments for 5 and 8 part brass (to accompany carols from CfC1 and CfC2) are also on sale.
- Sheet music | 192 pages
- 172 x 250 x 18mm | 399.16g
- 24 Aug 1961
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- English, Latin
Other books in this series
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04 Feb 1999
16 Dec 2004
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About Reginald Jacques
Reginald Jacques was also conductor of the Oxford Orchestra Society from 1930 to 1936. From 1931 to 1960 he was conductor of The Bach Choir in London. In 1936 he founded his own Jacques Orchestra, which he conducted until 1960. In 1954 he was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He died in 1969.
John Rutter was born in London in 1945 and studied music at Clare College, Cambridge. His compositions embrace choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, and he has edited or co-edited various choral anthologies, including four Carols for Choirs volumes with Sir David Willcocks and the Oxford Choral Classics series. From 1975 to 1979 he was Director of Music at Clare College, and in 1981 he formed his own choir, the Cambridge Singers. He now divides his time between composition and conducting
and is sought after as a guest conductor for the world's leading choirs and orchestras.
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.