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World Carols for Choirs (SSA)
Editor:  Bob Chilcott & Susan Knight
Part/Version: Vocal score
Forces or Category: SSA accompanied & unaccompanied
Details: 29 carols for SSA accompanied and unaccompanied
This upper-voice collection contains original pieces and arrangements from all over the world. In a huge array of styles, there's music here to suit all adult or youth upper-voice choirs. The volume includes carols by popular composers and little-known compositions. Each piece may be sung in its original language or in English, and pronunciation guides are provided for all non-English texts. A helpful introduction includes programme notes for all pieces.
Accompaniments for some of the carols are available on hire.
Orchestration: van Dijk - Susa Ninna: OR 2 tpt, hn, tbn, tba organ
R"utti - Auf, ihr Hirten, von dem Schlaf: hp, str Sund - Ett Nyf"ott Barn: glock, strings
Contents:  Mesrob Mashtots: Looys parats (The light of glory) - Armenia
Stephen Leek: An Australian Christmas - Australia
Javier Busto (arr.): Oi Bethleem! (O Bethlehem!) - Basque Country, Spain
Kurt Bikkembergs: Omnes nu laet ons gode loven (Now Let Us All Praise God) - Belgium
Ernani Aguiar: Acalentando Jesus (Sleep, little Saviour) - Brazil
Eleanor Daley (arr.): The Huron Carol - Canada
Gilbert Patenaude (arr.): Notre divin Ma^itre (Our master, Lord Jesus) - Canada (Quebec)
Juan Tony Guzm'an (arr.): Cantemos a María (Let us sing to Mary) - Dominican Republic
Mart Siimer (arr.): N"u"ud ole, Jeesus, kiidetud (Now blessed be thou, Christ Jesu) - Estonia
Pekka Kostiainen (arr.): On lapsi syntynyt meille (A Son to us is given) - Finland
Bruno Gousset (arr.): Vieux No"el pour les Tout-petits (Awake, awake!) - France
Karsten Gundermann (arr.): Nikolauslied (St Nicholas Song) - Germany
Mikl'os Kocs'ar: Pastoral (Angels Bright) - Hungary
Mist orkelsd'ottir: J'ol (Who lies a-sleeping?) - Iceland
S'eamas de Barra: 'Oigbhean a chanaim (I sing of a maiden) - Ireland
Rikuya Terashima: The Divine Image - Japan
Hyun Chul Lee: Ju nashuhtdah (Jesus is born) - Korea
Selga Mence (arr.): Sudrabina lietins lija (See the silver rain is falling) - Latvia
Jenny McLeod: Indigo I - New Zealand
Christian Onyeji: Amuworo ayi otu nwa (For unto us a child is born) - Nigeria
Ola Gjeilo: Det hev ei rose sprunge (A spotless rose) - Norway
Stanislaw Szczycinski: Tance-lamance w cudownej stajence (Joyous Dances) - Poland
Peter Louis van Dijk: Susa ninna - South Africa
Robert Sund: Ett Nyf"ott Barn (A Newborn Child) - Sweden
Carl Rütti (arr.): Auf, ihr Hirten, von dem Schlaf (Wake up shepherds from your sleep) - Switzerland
Bob Chilcott (arr.): Sussex Carol - UK
Libby Larsen (arr.): Jesus, Jesus, rest your head - USA
Rosephanye Powell: Who is the baby? - USA
Alberto Grau: Ananay, nanay (Christmas Carol) - Venezuela
Publication Date: Apr 27 2006
Level of Difficulty: B-C
Trim Size:249x174
Number of pages:192
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OUP Levels of Difficulty:

  • 'A-B' to' Very easy to Easy'
  • A = Very Easy
  • B = Easy
  • C = Moderately Difficult
  • D = Difficult.

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