100 Carols For Choirs

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100 Carols for Choirs collected 74 of the most popular items from Carols for Choirs 1, 2 and 3 in one volume (see this table of concordances), plus 26 pieces new to the series. The volume contains both accompanied and unaccompanied items, and the Order of Service for a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Orchestral and brass ensemble accompaniments for many of the items are available on hire.

Title: 100 Carols for Choirs

Series: … for Choirs Collection

Editors / Compilers: David Willcocks and John Rutter

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

Price: £19.50 (paperback) (As at 04/12/2019)

ISBN-10: 0-19-353227-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-353227-4

Voicing of works: Mostly SATB, with and without keyboard

Publication date and place: 1987 8 October, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England.


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 (© 1971) Christmas
2 A child is born in Bethlehem Samuel Scheidt David Willcocks (ed. & trans.) Christmas
3 A great and mighty wonder Old German Michael Praetorius (harm.) Christmas
4 A maiden most gentle French Traditional (LOURDES HYMN) Andrew Carter (arr. © 1978) Christmas
5 A spotless Rose Herbert Howells (© 1919) Advent
6 A virgin most pure * Trad. English Charles Wood (arr.) Christmas
7 Adam lay ybounden * Peter Warlock Advent
8 Alleluya, a new work is come on hand Peter Wishart (© 1953) Christmas
9 Angelus ad virginem 14th Century English David Willcocks (harm.) Annunciation / Christmas
9 Gabriel to Mary came 14th Century English David Willcocks (harm.) Annunciation / Christmas
10 All my heart this night rejoices * Johann Georg Ebeling Christmas
11 As with gladness men of old Conrad Kocher David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
12 Ave plena gracia Peter Maxwell Davies (© 1963) Annunciation
13 Away in a manger William Kirkpatrick David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
14 Nativity carol John Rutter (© 1967) Christmas
15 Child in a manger Celtic Traditional (BUNESSAN) John Rutter (arr.) Christmas / Epiphany
16 Deck the hall Welsh Traditional David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
17 Jingle, bells James Pierpont David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
18a Ding Dong! Merrily on high Traditional (French) David Willcocks (ed.) Christmas
18b Ding Dong! Merrily on high Traditional Charles Wood (harm.) Christmas
19 God rest you merry, gentlemen Trad. English David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
20 Shepherd's pipe carol John Rutter (© 1967) Christmas
21 Wexford Carol Irish Traditional John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
22 Good King Wenceslas Piae Cantiones David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
23 Hark! the herald angels sing Felix Mendelssohn David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
24 Jesus Child John Rutter Christmas
25 A new year carol Benjamin Britten (© 1936) Christmas / Epiphany
26 Here we come a-wassailing Traditional (English) John Rutter (ed.) Christmas
27 This Christmas night Malcolm Williamson Christmas
28 Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary * Traditional (Italian) Charles Wood (ed.) Christmas
29 Hush! my dear, lie still and slumber French David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
30 I saw a maiden * Anonymous (Basque Noel) Edgar Pettman (ed.) Christmas
31 Lord of the Dance Sydney Carter David Willcocks (arr.) Easter
32 Longfellow's carol Allen Percival Christmas
33 Il est né le divin enfant French Traditional David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
33 He is born the divine Christ-child French Traditional David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
34 Myn lyking Richard R. Terry Christmas
35 I saw three ships Trad. English David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
36 I saw three ships English Traditional John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
37 A merry Christmas Trad. English Arthur Warrell (arr.) Christmas
38 I wonder as I wander Appalachian carol John Rutter (arr.) Passiontide
39 In the bleak mid-winter * Gustav Holst Christmas
40 In the bleak midwinter * Harold Darke Christmas
41 Cradle song Flemish Traditional John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
42 In dulci jubilo Robert Lucas Pearsall Reginald Jacques (arr.) Christmas
43 Infant holy, infant lowly Polish David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
44 It came upon the midnight clear Arthur Sullivan David Willcocks (Org & desc.) Christmas
45 Jesus Christ is risen today Lyra Davidica David Willcocks (arr.) Easter
46 The cherry tree carol Traditional (English) David Willcocks (ed.) Advent / Christmas
47 Joy to the world Lowell Mason John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
48 King Jesus hath a garden Dutch Charles Wood (harm.) Christmas
49 Lo! he comes with clouds descending English David Willcocks (arr.) Advent
50 Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming 14th Century German Michael Praetorius (harm.) Advent
51a Coventry Carol Traditional Christmas
51b Coventry Carol Traditional Martin Shaw (arr.) Christmas
52 Sir Christèmas William Mathias Advent / Christmas
53 Sans Day Carol Traditional (Cornish) John Rutter (ed.) Christmas
54 O come, all ye faithful J. F. Wade David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
55 O come, O come Emmanuel Traditional (15th century French Processional) David Willcocks (ed.) Advent
56 O little one sweet Old German Johann Sebastian Bach (harm.) Christmas
57 O little town of Bethlehem Ralph Vaughan Williams (harm.) Thomas Armstrong (descant) Christmas
58 Of the Father's heart begotten From Piae Cantiones David Willcocks (ed.) Christmas
59 Sussex Carol Traditional David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
60 The twelve days of Christmas Traditional (English) John Rutter (ed.) Christmas
61 Once in royal David's city Henry J. Gauntlett Arthur Henry Mann (harm.) Christmas
62 Once, as I remember * Italian carol Charles Wood (arr.) Christmas
63 Out of your sleep Richard Rodney Bennett © 1967 Christmas
64a Personent Hodie * Traditional (German, 1360) Gustav Holst (ed.) Christmas
64b Sing aloud on this day! Traditional (German, 1360) Gustav Holst (ed.) Christmas
65 Past three a clock Traditional Charles Wood (arr.) Christmas
66 Quelle est cette odeur agréable Traditional (French) David Willcocks (ed.) Christmas
66 Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing? Traditional (French) David Willcocks (ed.) Christmas
67 Quem pastores laudavere Traditional (14th century German) John Rutter (ed.) Christmas
67 Shepherds left their flocks a-straying Traditional (14th century German) John Rutter (ed.) Christmas
68 Birthday carol David Willcocks Christmas
69 O Queen of heaven Timothy Rogers © 1986 Annunciation
70 See amid the winter's snow John Goss David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
71 Mary's Lullaby John Rutter © 1979 Christmas
72 Star carol John Rutter © 1972 Christmas
73 Shepherds, in the fields abiding French Traditional David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
73 Angels, from the realms of glory French Traditional David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
74 The infant king Traditional (Basque Noel) David Willcocks (ed.) Christmas
75 Silent night Franz Xaver Gruber David Willcocks (ed.) Christmas
75 Stille Nacht * Franz Xaver Gruber David Willcocks (ed.) Christmas
76 Still, still, still German Philip Ledger (arr.) Christmas
77 Lute-book lullaby W. Ballet Martin Shaw (arr.) Christmas
78 Christmas night Arbeau's Orchésographie (1588) John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
79 Gabriel's Message Basque David Willcocks (arr.) Annunciation / Christmas
80 Joys seven Traditional (English) Stephen Cleobury (arr.) Easter
81 The first Nowell Trad. English David Willcocks (arr.) Christmas
82 The holly and the ivy Traditional (English) Henry Walford Davies (arr.) Christmas
83 Jesus Christ the apple tree Elizabeth Poston @ 1967 Christmas
84 There is no rose Traditional (15th century English) John Stevens (arr.) Christmas
85 There is a flower John Rutter © 1986 Annunciation
86 Rise up,shepherd, and follow Spiritual John Rutter (arr.) Christmas
87 The truth from above Traditional (English) Ralph Vaughan Williams (ed.) Advent
88 This Joyful Eastertide * Dutch carol Charles Wood (arr.) Easter
89 The Shepherd's farewell Hector Berlioz Christmas
90 The Three Kings Peter Cornelius Ivor Atkins (arr.) Christmas
91 Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Traditional (English) David Willcocks (ed.) Christmas
92 Unto us is born a son David Willcocks Christmas
93 Up! good Christen folk, and listen Piae Cantiones George Ratcliffe Woodward (arr.) Christmas
94 Wassail song* Traditional (English) Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. © 1919) New Year
95 Kings of the Orient John Henry Hopkins, Jr. David Willcocks (arr.) Epiphany
96 What cheer? William Walton Christmas
97 When Christ was born Reginald Jacques Christmas
98 The crown of roses * Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Good Friday
99 While shepherds watched their flocks by night Este's Psalter Thomas Ravenscroft (ed.) Christmas
100 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem Henry J. Gauntlett David Willcocks (arr.) Easter
App.1 O little town of Bethlehem * (unaccompanied) Henry Walford Davies Christmas