The New Oxford Book of Carols

The New Oxford Book of Carols

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This anthology comprises 201 carols (many in more than one musical setting) supplemented with extensive notes on historical background and performance. Period settings and primary sources are used wherever possible, with an overriding concern for historically informed performance across the variety of different repertories included. "The Oxford Book of Carols", first published in 1928, was a pioneer work, and is still considered the most famous, most complete and most widely used of all carol books. However, 60 years on, significant developments in musicology now necessitate a radical reappraisal of the repertory and a fresh approach to it. This new volume is more diverse in content than its predecessors.
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  • Hardback | 736 pages
  • 200 x 254 x 52mm | 1,905.08g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Multiple languages
  • music throughout, bibliography
  • 0193533235
  • 9780193533233

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Part 1 Composed carols: The Middle Ages; English carols 1400-1700; European carols 1550-1700; Europe and America 1700-1830; the later 19th century; the 20th century. Part 2 Traditional carols: English; street songs; Irish; Welsh; American; West Indian; German; Czech; Polish; Provencal; French; Basque; Spanish; Neapolitan. Part 3 Appendices: 15th-century English pronunciation; church music in post-reformation Germany and England; the English "Country" and American "Primitive" traditions; Gilbert, Sandys and the revival of the folk carol.
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