An Edwardian Carol Book

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General information

This collection brings together twelve richly varied carols by six British composers well known in the Edwardian era. Here are simple strophic carols with elegant melodies and rich in harmonic interest typical of the 'High Victorian' style. With a fascinating introduction to the carols and notes on sources and editorial policy, this collection restores a range of highly attractive carols to the repertoire, and as such will be welcomed by all mixed choirs looking to refresh their Christmas programmes.

Title: An Edwardian Carol Book
Editor / Compiler: Jeremy Dibble

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

Price: £9.25

ISBN-10: 0-19-386966-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-386966-0

Voicing of works: SATB unaccompanied or with keyboard

Publication date and place: 2006 19 October, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England.


Tip: Titles in the left column which appear in blue are hyperlinks to the score page on CPDL - click on them for free editions.

Title Composer
1 A Cradle-song of the Blessed Virgin Joseph Barnby
2 Christmas Song John Bacchus Dykes
3 Sleep, Holy Babe! John Bacchus Dykes
4 I sing the birth Edward Elgar
5 Lo! Christ the Lord is born Edward Elgar
6 I sing the birth Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
7 Alma Redemptoris Mater Ambrosian chant
8 When Christ was born of Mary free Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
9 The Child Jesus in the Garden John Stainer
10 A Carol of the Nativity Charles Villiers Stanford
11 As with gladness men of old Charles Villiers Stanford