Intended for SATB, "Gaudete!" brings together ten exciting new arrangements of traditional carols by one of the world's best-loved writers of Christmas choral music. From the simple understated beauty of "Away in a manger" to an exuberant jazz waltz version of "We wish you a merry Christmas", the volume takes a fresh look at classics of the Christmas repertoire and embraces a dazzling array of styles and moods. It includes both a cappella and accompanied items, with orchestral material available on hire for the latter. This inspired collection is a must-have for all concert and church choirs.
- Sheet music | 72 pages
- 174 x 249 x 6mm | 156g
- 14 Sep 2006
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- English, French, German, Latin
Table of contents
Away in a manger; Coventry Carol; Gaudete!; Il est ne, le divin enfant; Jesus, Jesus, rest your head; Jingle, Bells; Still, still, still; Sussex Carol; We wish you a merry Christmas; What child is this?
About Bob Chilcott
Bob Chilcott has a established an international reputation as one of Britain's most versatile and popular composers of choral music. He began his career as a chorister and choral scholar in the choir of King's College, Cambridge, under the leadership of Sir David Wilcocks and Philip Ledger. For twelve years, he was a member of the renowned vocal ensemble The King's Singers, for whom he wrote numerous a cappella and accompanied pieces and arrangements, many of which have been featured on the group's recordings for BMG and EMI Records. It was this experience that led him to full-time composition, fulfilling a desire to extend his commitment to young and to amateur choirs through his own brand of accessible music, which allows him to share his deep belief in the communicative and social aspects of music. Bob Chilcott currently conducts the chorus at the Royal College of Music in London and is in great demand as a guest conductor and leader of choral workshops worldwide.