The New Oxford Book of Carols
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The New Oxford Book of Carols : Paperback

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Music and texts of 201 carols for the Christmas season (many in more than one setting), each with copious notes on historical background and performance. An extensive general introduction gives an overview of the history of the carol, and there are a number of appendices dealing with specific areas of the repertory. The book's approach is an attempt to rediscover the native vitality of material that has sometimes been debased and sentimentalized, by means of 'authentic' period settings and a concern for historically informed performance.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 744 pages
  • 190.5 x 246.38 x 38.1mm | 1,202.01g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Multiple languages
  • Reprint
  • music throughout
  • 0193533227
  • 9780193533226
  • 473,654

Table of contents

PART 1: COMPOSED CAROLS; THE MIDDLE AGES; ENGLISH CAROLS 1400-1700; EUROPEAN CAROLS 1550-1700; EUROPE AND AMERICA 1700-1830; THE LATER NINETEENTH CENTURY; THE TWENTIETH CENTURY; PART TWO: TRADITIONAL CAROLS; ENGLISH TRADITIONAL; LUCK-VISIT SONGS; IRISH TRADITIONAL; WELSH TRADITIONAL; AMERICAN TRADITIONAL; TRINIDADIAN TRADITIONAL; GERMAN TRADITIONAL; CZECH TRADITIONAL; POLISH TRADITIONAL; PROVENCAL TRADITIONAL; FRENCH TRADITIONAL; BASQUE TRADITIONAL; SPANISH TRADITIONAL; NEOPOLITAN TRADITIONALshow more

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The major new resource this Christmas is the long-awaited paperback edition of The New Oxford Book of Carols . . . This is far more than just another carol book . . . In addition to OUP's always superb musical typography, there are comprehensive and well-researched footnotes and the extensive introduction includes a fascinating potted overview of the development of the carol genre in its social setting . . . This is not only an elegant tome but a truly indispensable resource for all who take a serious and cerebral interest in this fascinating aspect of a continually developing choral tradition. * Church of England Newspaper, 6 November 98 * And everything you need to know about every carol ever written (and that is only a slight exaggeration) is to be found in The New Oxford Book of Carols published in 1992. I'm just surprised that BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs hasn't yet introduced Hugh Keyte and Andrew Parrott's extraordinary work of scholarly musicianship to its closing material: 'So, we'll give you the Bible, the complete works of Shakespeare, and The New Oxford Book of Carols, which other book . . . ? * Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ, November 13 *show more

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