50 carols, mostly for SATB, some unaccompanied, and some having accompanied. Many of the carols are from traditional sources, rearranged, as well as carols written especially for this volume by composers including Walton, Britten, Rodney Bennett, and Mathias.
A second collection of 50 carols, mostly for SATB, some unaccompanied, and some having accompaniments for piano, organ, orchestra, or brass ensemble. Many of the carols are from traditional sources, rearranged, as well as carols written especially for this volume by composers including William Walton, Benjamin Britten, Richard Rodney Bennett, and William Mathias. Instrumental material for most of the accompanied items is available on hire. Eight Carols for Brass for 5 and 8 part brass (to accompany carols from Carols for Choirs 1 and Carols for Choirs 2) are also on sale.
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John Rutter was born in London in 1945 and studied music at Clare College, Cambridge. His compositions embrace choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, and he has edited or co-edited various choral anthologies, including four Carols for Choirs volumes with Sir David Willcocks and the Oxford Choral Classics series. From 1975 to 1979 he was Director of Music at Clare College, and in 1981 he formed his own choir, the Cambridge Singers. He now divides his time between composition and conducting and is sought after as a guest conductor for the world's leading choirs and orchestras. Born in 1919, David Willcocks began his musical career as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, later winning scholarships to Clifton College and King's College, Cambridge. Following war service, he was elected Fellow of King's College, and later became Organist of Salisbury and Worcester Cathedrals, conducting the Three Choirs Festival whilst at Worcester. Willcocks returned to King's College, Cambridge as Director of Music from 1957-1974, with the first collection of his arrangements in the Carols for Choirs series publishing in 1961. He was Director of Music at the Royal College of Music from 1974-1984, and was knighted in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Honours List in 1977. Willcocks also conducted The Bach Choir for 38 years, retiring in 1998. Sir David died in September 2015.
Table of Contents
A babe is born I wys ; A child is born in Bethlehem ; Adam lay ybounden ; All my heart this night rejoices ; All this time ; The angels and the shepherds ; The cherry tree carol ; Come leave your sheep ; Come, thou Redeemer of the earth ; Deck the hall ; Ding dong! merrily on high ; Down in yon forest ; Gabriel's message ; Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary ; Hark! the herald angels sing ; He is born the divine Christ child ; Here we come a-wassailing ; The holly and the ivy ; How far is it to Bethlehem? ; I saw a maiden ; I sing of a maiden ; Il est ne le divin enfant ; The Infant King ; It came upon the midnight clear ; The Lord at first did Adam make ; Masters in this hall ; Matin responsory ; Myn lyking ; Nativity carol ; A New Year carol ; Noel nouvelet ; Nowell, sing nowell ; O come, all ye faithful ; O come, O come, Emmanuel ; Of the father's heart begotten ; Once in royal David's city ; Out of your sleep ; Past three a clock ; Patapan ; Personent hodie ; Quelle est cette odeur agreable? ; Quem pastores laudavere ; Quittez, pasteurs ; Resonemus laudibus ; Sans day carol ; The shepherds' cradle song ; Shepherds left their flocks a-straying ; Shepherd's pipe carol ; Silent night ; Sir Christemas ; There is no rose ; Tomorrow shall be my dancing day ; The truth from above ; The twelve days of Christmas ; While shepherds watched their flocks ; Zion hears the watchmen's voices
Carols for Choirs 2 by Edited by David Willcocks
Edited by David Willcocks
. . . for Choirs Collections
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