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Carols of our time

Hymns and Carols for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany & Candlemas for mixed-voice choirs

Carols of our time

Hymns and Carols for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany & Candlemas for mixed-voice choirs

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Choral book

£20.30

Publisher: Encore Publications
ISBN: B0467
Published: 13/07/2023

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At the heart of this collection is a set of well-known hymns, arranged with thrilling descants and imaginative harmonisations by Sarah MacDonald. They will enhance the singing of hymns at carol services and Christmas concerts. All of the carols are composed by women, including Charlotte Baskerville, Esther Bersweden, Kerry Boyle, Eleanor Daley, Tamsin Jones, June Nixon, Sarah MacDonald, Sasha Johnson Manning, Stephanie Martin, Yshani Perinpanayagam, Electra Perivolaris, Ghislaine Reece-Trapp, Lucy Walker and Alison Willis. The range of styles is distinctive and diverse with a mix of accompanied and unaccompanied works. Women authors represented in the edition include Sharon Grenham-Thompson, Frances Harper, Edith Nesbit, Christina Rossetti and Yshani Perinpanayagam. The anthology contains original pieces and appealing arrangements of classic carols. Most of the items are newly composed and published for the first time. Overall, the music will enrich and enliven the Christmas experience, providing rewarding repertoire for choirs of all abilities. Carols of Our Time also includes a listing of readings and repertoire relevant for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, as well as suggestions for seasons other than Christmas.

Contents

Hymns

arr. Sarah MacDonald: Come, thou Redeemer of the earth

arr. Sarah MacDonald: O come, O come, Emmanuel

arr. Sarah MacDonald: Of the Father’s heart begotten

arr. Sarah MacDonald: Once in royal David’s city

arr. Sarah MacDonald: It came upon the midnight clear

arr. Sarah MacDonald: While shepherds watched their flocks by night

arr. Sarah MacDonald: O come, all ye faithful

arr. Sarah MacDonald: Hark! the herald-angels sing

Carols

arr. June Nixon: A lovely lady sat and sang

Stephanie Martin: An earthly tree

Esther Bersweden: Away in a manger

Sasha Johnson Manning: Balulalow (O my dear heart)

Charlotte Baskerville: Creator of the stars of night

Alison Willis: He had not where to lay his head

Lucy Walker: In the bleak mid-winter

Sarah MacDonald: Love has come

Eleanor Daley: On Christmas night arr.

Kerry Boyle: Silent night

Sasha Johnson Manning: Summer in Winter

arr. June Nixon: The cherry tree carol

Alison Willis: The three kings

Electra Perivolaris: There is no rose

arr. June Nixon: This endris night

Tamsin Jones: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

Ghislaine Reece-Trapp: Veni, Redemptor gentium

Sasha Johnson Manning: What sweeter music

Yshani Perinpanayagam: When God made Eve

Sarah MacDonald, Timothy Rogers