The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols
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The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols is the perfect resource for choirs of all types and sizes. Each piece is presented with flexible scoring options, clearly explained throughout, enabling performance by various combinations of singers. With carols for Advent, Christmas, New Year, and Epiphany, and a fabulous range of accessible, quality material, this is a must-have collection for all choirs at Christmas.show more

Product details

  • Spiral bound | 288 pages
  • 183 x 248 x 22mm | 584g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193364638
  • 9780193364639
  • 537,050

Review quote

I reviewed The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems a number of months ago and welcomed it with open arms. The carol book is equally welcome, and a must-buy for choirs who don't know the size of their forces from one week to the next, or the sort of choir that only gets men for Christmas, as it were ... What you get here is a generous selection of well-known favourites in easy (and of course flexible) arrangements ... and a fine sprinkling of new pieces, most of which are highly original and interesting. By no means is this book just for small amateur choirs: there is much for all in its 279 pages. Music Teacher, October 2009 It clearly embraces a wide range of choral abilities and voice permutations and will doubtless appeal to choirs and choir trainers of many stripes. Choir & Organ, September 2009show more

About Alan Bullard

Alan Bullard was born in London, and studied with Herbert Howells at the Royal College of Music, and at Nottingham University. He enjoyed a successful career in music education, most recently as Head of Composition at Colchester Institute, and is currently an examiner for ABRSM. He now devotes most of his time to composing, editing, and arranging. His music unfailingly appeals to both performers and audiences; he has written for all kinds of choirs, with instrumental works for a variety of ensembles and orchestras. Alan is also a respected writer of music for examination syllabuses and educational albums. His major publications include the inspirational Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems and Oxford Book of Flexible Carols, Alan Bullard Carols, and Alan Bullard Anthems, and the three cantatas Wondrous Cross, O Come Emmanuel, and A Light in the Stable. He and his wife Janet also write the Pianoworks series for the older beginner.show more

Table of contents

A babe is born; A little child there is yborn; Adam lay ybounden; Adam lay ybounden; Angels, from the realms of glory; Away in a manger; Away With Your Sorrows; Born this day is the Son of God; Cantemos a Maria; Child of the stable's secret birth; Christmas-tide; Christmas Lullaby; Come and Worship!; Come, let us all with heart and voice; Coventry Carol; Ding dong! merrily on high; Falantidida; Gaudete!; Gloucestershire Wassail; Gold for a manger bed; Go tell it on the mountain; Good Christians all, rejoice; His Praises We'll Sing; Il est ne, le divin enfant; In the Beginning; In the bleak mid-winter; Infant holy, infant lowly; Jesus Christ is here!; Mary's Cradle Song; Natus est Immanuel; Now is the Time for Christemas!; O faithful star; O holy night!; Past three o'clock; Rise up, Shepherd, and Follow; See amid the winter's snow; Silent night; Song of the Wise Men; Star Carol; Starry night; Still, still, still; Sweet was the song; Te Kaiwhakaora; The Cherry Tree Carol; The First Christmas; The light of the world; The Night is Still; The Saviour's Come; The Truth from Above; There is no rose; Tomorrow shall be my dancing day; We three kings of Orient are; We wish you a merry Christmas; What child is this?; When Christ was born of Mary free; Wisselton, wasseltonshow more