World Carols for Choirs

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OUP's choral publishing is admired worldwide and includes an impressive collection of anthologies for every type of choir. These volumes include all the vital standard repertoire plus less well-known works and have become indispensible to singers worldwide.

31 carols for SATB accompanied and unaccompanied World Carols for Choirs is a ground-breaking collection including new pieces and arrangements from some of the world's finest carol composers as well as from writers whose work may be new to many. The editors have searched the globe for vibrant, exciting music representing a range of choral traditions and styles. Each piece may be sung in its original language or English, and pronunciation guides are provided for those who wish to sing the original texts. This collection will help to refresh the repertoire of choirs the world over, with most pieces suitable for choirs of all sizes and abilities.

Title: World Carols for Choirs

Series: ...for Choirs

Editors / Compilers: Bob Chilcott and Susan Knight

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

Price: £13.50

ISBN-10: 0-19-353231-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-353231-1

Voicing of works: SATB - accompanied & unaccompanied

Date of Publication: 28 July 2005


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 Villancico de la Falta de Fe (For a World Without Faith) - Argentina Eduardo Falú
2 Khorurd Metz (Great Mystery) - Armenia Movses Khorenatsi, arr. Vahram Sargsyan
3 Southern Cross - Australia Stephen Leek
4 Kuttun Kantak (Night Songs) - Basque Country (Spain) Javier Busto
5 Nu is die roe van Jesse (The Rod of Jesse) - Belgium Traditional| arr. Vic Nees
6 Acalanto para o Menino Jesus (Carol for the Baby Jesus) - Brazil Ernani Aguiar
7 The Huron Carol - Canada Traditional, arr. Eleanor Daley
8 Notre divin Maître (Our master, Lord Jesus) - Canada (Quebec) Traditional arr. Gilbert Patenaude
9 Llega la Navidad! (Christmas is Coming) - Dominican Republic Ramón Díaz, arr. Juan Tony Guzman
10 Nüüd ole, Jeesus, kiidetud (Now blessed be thou, Christ Jesu) - Estonia Traditional arr. Mart Siimer
11 Tuikkikaa, oi joulun tähtöset (Twinkle bright, you stars of Christmastide) - Finland Pekka Juhani Hannikainen, arr. Pekka Kostiainen
12 Ainsi que parmi la prée (On a hillside in the cold) - France Bruno Gousset
13 Süßer die Glocken nie klingen (Sweetly the Bells are Ringing) - Germany Traditional arr. Karsten Gundermann
14 Krismas dodzi v o (Christmas Time is Here) - Ghana Robert M. Kwami
15 The Cherry Tree Miklós Kocsár
16 Come, thou Redeemer of the earth x
17 Creator of the stars of night x
18 Drop down, ye heavens x
19 [[Ecce concipies x
20 E'en So Lord Jesus, Quickly Come    x
21 Es ist ein Ros entsprungen x
22 Fuit homo missus a Deo x
23 How beautiful upon the mountains x
24 How Lovely are the Messengers x
25 I look from afar x
26 I sing of a maiden x
27 Jacob's Ladder x
28 Jesus Christ the Apple Tree x
29 Let all mortal flesh keep silence x
30 The Linden Tree Carol x
31 Long ago, prophets knew Advent x