Carols for Choirs 3

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Title: Carols for Choirs 3

Series: … for Choirs Collection

Editors / Compilers: David Willcocks and John Rutter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, England (webpage for purchase)

Level: easy to moderately difficult

Price: £16.50 (paperback) (As at 04/12/2019)

ISBN-10: 0-19-353570-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-353570-1

Voicing of works: SATB & piano/organ/brass/orchestra

Publication date and place: 1978 7 September, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England.

Notes: 21 of the items in this volume were used in 100 Carols For Choirs (1987)


Note: Works in the "Titles" column which appear in blue are hyperlinks to the score page on CPDL - click on them for free editions. If the work is noted as being arranged, edited, or harmonised by an "Editor", it is possible that the linked work is not the same edition. Exercise caution if this is an important consideration for you. Those which are available here by the same arranger as in the publication are marked thus * .

Number Title Composer/Source Editor Seasonal use
1 A Babe is born William Mathias Christmas
2 A babe is born in Bethlehem German Traditional Johann Hermann Schein (harm.) Annunciation / Christmas
3 A child this day is born English Traditional David Willcocks (harm.) Christmas
4 Susanni Richard Rodney Bennett Christmas
5 a Ah! dearest Jesu Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas
5 b Pastoral Symphony Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas
5 c With all thy hosts Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas
6 Angelus ad virginem 14th Century English David Willcocks (harm.) Annunciation / Christmas
7 Flemish carol Flemish Traditional John Rutter (harm.) Christmas
8 Sunny bank Peter Hurford Christmas
9 Bethlehem, of noblest cities Psalmodia Sacra David Willcocks (harm.) Christmas / Epiphany
10 Child in a manger Celtic Traditional John Rutter (arr.) Christmas / Epiphany
11 Christ was born on Christmas day Old German David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
12 Christe, Redemtor omnium Claudio Monteverdi Christmas
13 Come all you worthy gentlemen Old English David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
14 Come, rock the cradle for him Anon Christmas
15 Deck the hall Welsh Traditional David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
16 Donkey carol John Rutter Edgar Pettman (ed.) Christmas
17 Hark! the herald angels sing Felix Mendelssohn William Hayman Cummings (adapted) Christmas
18 Wexford Carol Irish Traditional John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
19 Jesus Child John Rutter Christmas
20 He smiles within his cradle Austrian David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
21 Hush! my dear, lie still and slumber French David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
22 In the bleak mid-winter * Gustav Holst Christmas
23 I saw three ships English Traditional John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
24 Il est né le divin enfant French Traditional David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
25 Angel tidings Moravian Traditional John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
26 Cradle song Flemish Traditional John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
27 In dulci jubilo Old German John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
28 All in the morning * English Traditional Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr.) Christmas / Epiphany / Candlemas
29 King Jesus hath a garden Dutch Traditional John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
30 Lo! he comes with clouds descending English David Willcocks (arr.) Advent
31 O come, all ye faithful John Francis Wade Christmas
32 O little town of Bethlehem * (original) Henry Walford Davies Christmas
32 O little town of Bethlehem * (unaccompanied) Henry Walford Davies Christmas
33 Omnis mundis jocundetur Michael Praetorius John Rutter (tr.) Christmas
34 Psallite unigenito Michael Praetorius John Rutter (ed.) Christmas
35 Once, as I remember * Italian carol Charles Wood (arr.) Christmas
36 Birthday carol David Willcocks Christmas
37 Salve puerule Marc-Antoine Charpentier John Rutter (ed.) Christmas
38 Star carol John Rutter Christmas
39 Shepherds, in the fields abiding French Traditional David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
40 Sing we to this merry company English John Stevens (ed.) Christmas
41 Stille Nacht * Franz Xaver Gruber Donald Cashmore (arr.) Christmas
42 Gabriel's Message Basque David Willcocks (arr.) Annunciation / Christmas
43 Boar's head carol English Traditional David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
44 Tryste noel Herbert Howells Christmas
45 There is no rose Benjamin Britten Christmas
46 King Herod and the cock William Walton Christmas / Epiphany / Candlemas
47 What child is this? English Traditional David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
48 Kings of the Orient John Henry Hopkins, Jr. David Willcocks (arr.) Epiphany
49 What sweeter music Richard Rodney Bennett Christmas
50 The crown of roses * Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Good Friday
App. 1 This Joyful Eastertide * Dutch carol Charles Wood (arr.) Easter