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Carols for Choirs 5
Editor:  David Blackwell & Bob Chilcott
Subtitle: Fifty Christmas Carols
Part/Version: Spiral-bound paperback
Forces or Category: SATB, accompanied & unaccompanied
Details: for SATB, accompanied and unaccompanied
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Carols for Choirs 1, OUP presents a new volume in this ground-breaking series. Carols for Choirs 5 continues the tradition of its predecessors by providing a complete resource for choirs from Advent through to Epiphany. Featuring brand new carols and arrangements of classic tunes, the collection showcases the very best established and new names in choral composition today, both in the UK and world-wide.
Selling points: 
  • 50 carols for every occasion
  • well-loved tunes in fresh arrangements
  • original compositions, including many specially written for the collection
  • a wide range of composers
  • carols for audience or congregation with varied harmonizations and festive descants
  • a balanced mix of accompanied and unaccompanied items
  • the order of service for a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
  • a detailed list of carol orchestrations available on hire/rental
Contents:  Cecilia McDowall: A Heavenly Song
Malcolm Archer: A little child there is yborn
Carl Rütti: A Patre Unigenitus
Howard Skempton: Adam lay ybounden
W. J. Kirkpatrick arr. Alan Bullard: Away in a manger (UK tune)
James R. Murray arr. Bob Chilcott: Away in a manger (US tune)
Trad. German arr. Stephen Cleobury: Blest Mary wanders through the thorn
John Rutter: Candlelight Carol
Francis Pott: Carol
16th-cent. French arr. Mack Wilberg: Ding dong! merrily on high
Alan Bullard: Glory to the Christ Child
Trad. English arr. Mark Sirett: God rest you merry, gentlemen
Piae Cantiones arr. Bob Chilcott: Good King Wenceslas
Mendelssohn arr. Paul Leddington Wright: Hark! the herald-angels sing
Gabriel Jackson: Hush! my dear
Alan Bullard: I saw a stable
Andrew Simpson: I saw three ships
Matthew Martin: I sing of a maiden
Old German carol arr. Bob Chilcott: In dulci jubilo
Trad. English/Sullivan arr. John Scott: It came upon the midnight clear (UK tune)
Willis/Burnap arr. Mack Wilberg: It came upon the midnight clear (US tune)
Mason/Handel arr. Mack Wilberg: Joy to the world!
14th-cent. German arr. David Blackwell: Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
David Willcocks: Lullay, my liking
Will Todd: My Lord has Come
John Rutter: New Year
J. F. Wade arr. Philip Ledger: O come, all ye faithful
15th-cent. French arr. Paul Leddington Wright: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Bob Chilcott: O little town
Jaakko M"antyj"arvi: Old Christmas Returned (or Hospitality Revived)
Kerry Andrew: Out of the Orient crystal skies
Bob Chilcott: Pilgrim Jesus
Alan Bullard: Scots Nativity
John Goss arr. Paul Leddington Wright: See amid the winter's snow
Franz Gruber arr. Bob Chilcott: Silent night
Trad. English arr. Bob Chilcott: Sussex Carol
Philip Ledger: The Bell Carol
Gabriel Jackson: The Christ-child
Matthew Owens: The holly and the ivy
Bob Chilcott: The Sparrows' Carol
Hermione Roff: The Virgin's Song
Howard Skempton: There is no rose
Alan Smith: There is no rose
John Hearne: There's a song in the air!
Z. Randall Stroope: This endris night
Jussi Chydenius: Voices in the Mist
Jonathan Willcocks: Wassail
J. H. Hopkins arr. Paul Leddington Wright: We three kings of Orient are
Thomas Hewitt Jones: What child is this?
Este's Psalter arr. Bob Chilcott: While shepherds watched their flocks
Short Description:
Publication Date: Jul 7 2011
BindingSpiralbound paperback
Trim Size:249x174
Number of pages:240
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