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Carols for Choirs 1

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100 Carols for Choirs

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Carols for Choirs 4 (for children's or women's choirs)

  • A Merry Christmas
  • A New Year Carol
  • A Virgin most pure
  • Adeste fideles
  • Angels, from the realms of glory
  • Angelus ad Virginem
  • As with gladness men of old (2 versions)
  • Away in a manger
  • The cherry tree carol
  • Coventry carol
  • Deck the hall
  • Ding dong! merrily on high
  • Donkey carol
  • The first Nowell
  • Gabriel to Mary came
  • Gabriel's message
  • God rest you merry, gentlemen (2 versions)
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Hail! bless Virgin Mary
  • Hark! the herald angels sing (2 versions)
  • He smiles within his cradle
  • The holly and the ivy
  • How far is it to Bethlehem?
  • I saw three ships
  • I sing of a maiden
  • Il est né le divin enfant
  • In dulci jubilo (2 versions)
  • The Infant King
  • It came upon the midnight clear
  • King Jesus hath a garden
  • The Linden tree carol
  • Lute-book lullaby
  • A Merry Christmas
  • Nativity Carol
  • A New Year carol
  • O come, all ye faithful
  • O come, O come, Emmanuel
  • O little town of Bethlehem
  • Once in royal David's city (2 versions)
  • Past three a clock
  • Personent hodie
  • Quelle est cette odeur agréable
  • Quem pastores laudavere
  • Rocking
  • See amid the winter's snow
  • Shepherd's Pipe Carol
  • Shepherds left their flocks a-straying
  • Silent Night
  • Star Carol
  • Stille Nacht
  • Sussex Carol
  • There is no rose
  • Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
  • Unto us is born a son
  • Up! good Christen folk, and listen
  • A Virgin most pure
  • Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing?
  • While shepherds watched their flocks
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  • Mathias A Babe Is Born
  • Scheidt/Willcocks A Child Is Born in Bethlehem
  • Praetorius A Great and Mighty Wonder
  • Carter A Maiden Most Gentle
  • Warrell A Merry Christmas
  • Britten A New Year Carol
  • Howells A Spotless Rose
  • Wood A Virgin Most Pure
  • Warlock Adam Lay Ybounden
  • Ebeling All My Heart This Night Rejoices
  • Wishart Alleluya A New WOrk is Come On Hand
  • Willcocks Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Willcocks Angelus ad Virginem
  • Willcocks As With Gladness Men of Old
  • Maxwell Davies Ave Plena Gracia
  • Kirkpatrick/Willcocks Away in a Manger
  • Mathias A Babe Is Born
  • Willcocks Birthday Carol
  • Rutter Born In a Stable So Bare
  • Willcocks The Cherry Tree Carol
  • Rutter Child in a Manger
  • Willcocks A Child is Born in Bethlehem
  • Rutter Christmas Night
  • Coventry Carol^N
  • Shaw Coventry Carol
  • Rutter Cradle Song
  • Tchaikovsky The Crown of Roses
  • Pierpont/Willcocks Dashing Through the Snow
  • Willcocks Deck the Hall
  • Woodward Ding Dong Ding
  • Willcocks Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • Wood Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • Willcocks The First Nowell
  • Willcocks Gabriel to Mary Came
  • Willcocks Gabriel's Message
  • Willcocks God Rest You Merry
  • Rutter Going Through the Hills
  • Willcocks Good King Wenceslas
  • Rutter Good People All
  • Praetorius A Great and Mighty Wonder
  • Wood Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Mendelssohn/Willcocks Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Rutter Have You Heard the Story?
  • Willcocks He Is Born the Divine Christ Child
  • Britten Here We Bring New Water
  • Rutter Here We Come A-Wassailing
  • Walford Davies The Holly and the Ivy
  • Williamson How Sweet and Clear
  • Willcocks Hush! My Dear, Lie Still and Slumber
  • Carter/Willcocks I Danced in the Morning
  • Percival I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • R.R. Terry I Saw a Fair Mayden
  • Pettman I Saw a Maiden
  • Rutter I Saw Three Ships
  • Willcocks I Saw Three Ships
  • Warrell I Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Niles/Rutter I Wonder as I Wander
  • Willcocks Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
  • Rutter In Bethlehem All in a Stable
  • Pearsall In Dulci Jubilo
  • Holst In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Darke In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Willcocks Infant Holy Infant Lowly
  • Willcocks The Infant King
  • Willcocks It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • Rutter Jesus Child
  • Willcocks It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • Rutter Jesus Child
  • Willcocks Jesus Christ is Risen Today
  • Poston Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Pierpont/Willcocks Jingle Bells
  • Willcocks Joseph Was an Old Man
  • Mason/Rutter Joy to the World
  • Cleobury Joys Seven
  • Wood King Jesus Hath a Garden
  • Hopkins/Willcocks Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending
  • Praetorius Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
  • Percival Longfellow's Carol
  • Carter/Willcocks Lord of the Dance
  • Lully Lully^N
  • Shaw Lully Lulla
  • Ballet/Shaw Lute Book Lullaby
  • Carter A Maiden Most Gentle
  • Rutter Mary's Lullaby
  • Warrell A Merry Christmas
  • R.R. Terry Myn Lyking
  • Rutter Nativity Carol
  • Britten New Year Carol
  • Rutter Now the Holly Bears a Berry
  • Mathias Nowell Nowell
  • Wade/Willcocks O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Willcocks O Come O Come Emmanuel
  • J.S. Bach O Little One Sweet
  • Vaughan Williams/Armstrong O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Walford Davies O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Rogers O Queen of Heaven
  • Willcocks Of the Father's Heart Begotten
  • Willcocks On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
  • Rutter On the First Day of Christmas
  • Wood Once As I Remember
  • Gauntlett/Mann/Willcocks Once in Royal Davids City
  • Rodney Bennett Out of Your Sleep
  • Wood Past Three O'Clock
  • Holst Personent Hodie
  • Willcocks Quelle Est Cette Odeur
  • Rutter Quem Pastores Laudavere
  • Rogers Rigina Coeli Laetare
  • Willcocks Rejoice Today With One Accord
  • Rutter Rise Up Shepherd
  • Rutter Sans Day Carol
  • Willcocks See Amid the Winter's Snow
  • Rutter See the Child That Mary Bore
  • Berlioz The Shepherds' Farewell
  • Willcocks Shepherds in the Field Abiding
  • Rutter Shepherds Left Their Flocks A-Straying
  • Rutter Shepherd's Pipe Carol
  • Gruber/Willcocks Silent Night
  • Holst Sing Aloud on This Day!
  • Willcocks Sing Lullaby!
  • Rutter Sing This Night
  • Mathias Sir Christemas
  • Rutter Softly Through the Winter's Darkness
  • Howells A Spotless Rose
  • Rutter Star Carol
  • Ledger Still Still Still
  • Gruber/Willcocks Stille Nacht
  • Willcocks Sussex Carol
  • Ballet/Shaw Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang
  • Willcocks The Angel Gabriel
  • Willcocks The Cherry Tree Carol
  • Tchaikovsky The Crown of Roses
  • Cleobury The First Good Joy That Mary Had
  • Willcocks The First Nowell
  • Walford Davies The Holly and the Ivy
  • Willcocks The Infant King
  • Berlioz The Shepherds' Farewell
  • Cornelius/Atkins The Tree of Life
  • Vaughan Williams The Truth from Above
  • Rutter The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Rutter There Is A Flower
  • Stevens There Is No Rose
  • Rutter This Christmas Night
  • Williamson This Christmas Night
  • Vaughan Williams This is the Truth Sent from Above
  • Wood This Joyful Eastertide
  • Berlioz Thou Must Leave Thy Lowly Dwelling
  • Cornelius/Atkins The Three Kings
  • Cornelius/Atkins Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar
  • Willcocks Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
  • Vaughan Williams The Truth from Above
  • Rutter The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Willcocks Unto Us Is Born A Son
  • Woodward Up! Good Christen Folk and Listen
  • Wood A Virgin Most Pure
  • Vaughan Williams Wassail Song
  • Vaughan Williams Wassail Wassail
  • Hopkins/Willcocks ^We Three Kings^N
  • Warrell We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Rutter Wexford Carol
  • Walton What Cheer?
  • Jacques When Christ Was Born
  • Tchaikovsky When Jesus Christ Was Yet a Child
  • Willcocks Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing?
  • Willcocks While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
  • Gauntlett/Willcocks Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
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MEDIEVAL CAROLS

  • Verbum Supernum Prodiens/High Word of God Eternal Light
  • Veni Redemptor Gencium/Come Thou Redeemer of the Earth
  • Christe Redemptor Omnium/O Christ the Father's Only Son
  • A Solis Ortus Cardine/From Lands that See the Sun Arise
  • Letabundus/Come Rejoicing
  • Festa Dies Agitur
  • Dieus Soit En Cheste Maison
  • Angelus ad Virginem/Gabriel fram Heven King
  • Procedenti Puero-Eya! Noveus Annus Est/Verbum Caro Factum Est-Eya! Novus Annus Est
  • Ad Cantus Leticie
  • Laudemus Cum Armonia
  • Verbum Caro Factum Est
  • Dies Est Leticie
  • Verbum Car Factum Est: In Hoc Anni Circulo
  • Verbum Patris Umanatur
  • veni Veni Emanuel/O Come O Come Emmanuel
  • Qui Creavit Celum/He Who Made the Earth so Fair (Song of the Nuns of Chester)
  • Dies Est Laeticiae/Earth With Joy This Day Doth Ring
  • Corde Natus Ex Parentis/f the Father's Heart Begotten
  • Personent Hodie/On This Day Earth Shall Ring
  • Puer Nobis Nascitur/Unto Us Is Born a Son
  • Omnis Mundus Iucundetur

ENGLISH CAROLS 1400-1700

  • Lullay Lullay Als I Lay on Yoolis Night
  • Lullay Lullow I Saw a Swete Semly Syght
  • Nova Nova
  • Nowell Tydynges Trew Ther Be Cum New
  • Hayl Mary Ful of Grace
  • Ther Is No Rose of Swych Vertu
  • Alleluya Pro Virgine Maria
  • Alleluya A Nywe Werk Is Come on Honde
  • Make We Joye Nowe in This Fest
  • What Tydynges Bryngest Thou, Messangere
  • Nowel
  • Owt of your Slepe Aryse
  • Nowel Syng We Bothe Al and Som
  • Synge We To This Mery Cumpane
  • Nowell Dieus Wous Garde Byewsser
  • Nowell The Borys Hede (The Exeter Boar's Head Carol)
  • Marvele Noght, Josep
  • Thys Endere Nyghth I Saw a Syghth
  • Lully Lulla Thow Littel Tyne Child (The Coventry Carol)
  • As I Out Rode This Enderes Night (The Coventry Shepherds' Carol)
  • We happy hirdes men
  • Come Love We God!
  • Swete Was the Song the Virgine Soong
  • Thus Angels Sun (The Angels' Song)
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
  • O Remember Adam's Fall - Remember O Thou Man

EUROPEAN CAROLS 1550-1700

  • Riu Riu Chiu
  • Verbum Caro Factum Est Y La Virgen le Dezia
  • E La Don, Don Verges Maria
  • Gaudete!
  • Psallite Unigenito
  • En! Natus Est Emanuel - Lo! Born is our Emmanuel
  • Puer Natus In Bethlehem - A Boy is Born in Bethlehem - Ein Kind Geborn Zu Bethlehem
  • Resonet in Laudibus - Let the Voice of Praise Resound - Joseph Lieber Joseph Mein - Joseph Dearest Joseph Mine
  • Magnum Nomen Domini Emanuel - O Proclaim the Mighty Name Emmanuel!
  • Quem Pastores Laudavere - Shepherds Sang Their Praises O'er Him
  • Num Komm der Heiden Heiland - Saviour of the Gentiles, Come!
  • In Dulci Jubilo - Good Christian Men Rejoice!
  • Vom Himmel Hoch, da Komm'Ich Her - From Highest Heaven I come to Tell
  • Christum Wir Sollen Loben Schon - From Lands That See the Sun Arise
  • Als Ich Bei Meinen Schafen Wacht - While By My Sheep I Watched At Night
  • Es Steht Ein'Lind im Himmelreich - There Stood in Heaven a Linden Tree
  • Vom Himmel Hoch, o Engel, Kommt! - Come Angels Come from Heaven Appear
  • Ein Kindlein in der Wiegen/He Smiles Within His Cradle
  • Es Ist Ein Roess Entsprungen - Of Jesse's Line Descended - Es Ist Ein Reis Entsprungen - A Great and Mighty Wonder - O Jesulein Suss! o Jesulein Mild - O Little One Sweet! O Little One Mild!
  • Wachet Auf - Wake, O Wake
  • Wie Schon Leuchtet der Morgenstern - How Fair the Morning Star Doth Shine

EUROPE AND AMERICA 1700-1830

  • Adeste Fideles - O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Christians, Awake!
  • Lo! He Come, With Clouds Descending - Lo! He Come, an Infant Stranger
  • Lift Up Your Heads in Joyful Hope
  • Hark! Hear you not a Chearful Noise
  • Hark! Hark! What News the Angels Bring
  • Joy to the World!
  • Come let us All With Heart and Voice
  • As Shepherds in Jewry
  • Shepherds Rejoice!
  • A Virgin Unspotted
  • The Lord Descended from Above
  • Ye Nations All, on You I Call
  • Glory to God on High
  • Hail the Blest Morn!
  • Hark Hark Glad Tidings Charm Our Ears
  • Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht! - Silent Night! Holy Night!
  • Arise and Hail the Sacred Day!
  • Rejoice, Ye Tenants of the Earth
  • Rouse, Rouse From Your Slumbers!
  • Awake and Join the Cheerful Choir
  • Sound Sound Your Instruments of Joy (Seraphic Minstrels)

THE LATER NINETEENTH CENTURY

  • Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
  • Once in Royal David's City
  • The Shepherds' Farewell to the Holly Family
  • See Amid the Winter's Snow
  • Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Good King Wenceslas Looked Out
  • What Child Is This
  • Three Kings of Orient
  • Away in a Manger
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Drei Kon'ge Wandern Aus Morgenland - Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar (Die Konige)
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

  • Ding Dong Ding
  • Past Three O'Clock
  • Blessed Be That Maid Marie
  • Hail Blessed Virgin Mary!
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • Lullay My Liking - I Saw a Maiden - Myn Lyking
  • Love Came Down at Christmas
  • In the Bleak Mid Winter
  • Bethlehem Down
  • Dormi Jesu - Sleep Sweet Babe (The Virgin's Cradle Hymn)
  • Wither's Rocking Hymn
  • Watts's Cradle Hymn
  • A Boy Was Born in Bethlehem
  • A Hymn to the Virgin
  • Torches
  • Make We Joy Now in this fest
  • There Is No Rose of Such Virtue
  • Adam Lay ybounden
  • The Fader of Heven
  • When Christ Was Born of Mary Free

PART TWO:TRADITIONAL CAROLS

ENGLISH TRADITIONAL

  • The Boar's Head Carol
  • Come All You faithful Christians
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • Now the Holly Bears a Berry (The St. Day Carol)
  • The Cherry Tree Carol
  • When Righteous Joseph Wedded Was
  • O Joseph, Being an Old Man Truly
  • Joseph Being an Aged Man Truly
  • The Seven Joys of Mary
  • The Seven Rejoices of Mary
  • The Blessings of Mary
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • In Those Twelve Days
  • The Old Yeare Now Away Is Fled
  • Rejoice and Be Merry
  • The First Nowell
  • Nowell and Nowell
  • All Hayle to the Dayes
  • On christmas Night All Christians Sing
  • The Sussex Carol
  • Let All That Are to Mirth Inclined
  • The Lord at First Did Adam Make
  • When God at First Created Man
  • A Virgin Unspotted
  • A Virgin Most Pure
  • The Angel Gabriel from God Was Sent
  • God's Dear Son Without Beginning
  • A Child This Day Is Born
  • Shepherds Arise
  • I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
  • As I Sat on a Sunny Bank

LUCK-VISIT SONGS

  • This Is the Truth Sent from Above
  • God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  • Come All You Worthy Gentlemen
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Christemas Hath Made an End
  • Well a Day!
  • The Gooding Carol
  • Wassail! Wassail All Over the Town
  • The Gloucestershire Wassail
  • A Wassail A Wassail Throughout All This Town!
  • We've Been a While A-Wandering
  • The Yorkshire Wassail Song
  • Wassail O Wassail All Over the Town!
  • The Somerset Wassail
  • Here We Come A-Wassailing (Wassail Song)

IRISH TRADITIONAL

  • The Darkest Midnight in December
  • Ye Sons of Men, With Me Rejoice
  • Good People All This Christmastime
  • Christmas Day Is Come!

WELSH TRADITIONAL

  • Oer Y'wr Gwr Sy'n Methu Caru
  • Soon the Hoar Old Year Will Leave Us
  • Deck the Hall With Boughts of Holly
  • Nos Galan
  • O Deued Pob Cristion
  • Come All Christians Singing
  • Wel, Dyma'r Borau Gorau I Gyd

AMERICAN TRADITIONAL

  • O Mary and the Baby Sweet Lamb
  • Mary Had a Baby
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain
  • Rise Up Shepherd and Follow
  • Lullay Thou Tiny Little Child
  • I Wonder as I Wander
  • Sing We the Virgin Mary

TRINIDADIAN TRADITIONAL: The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

GERMAN TRADITIONAL

  • Es Sungen Drei Engel
  • Te Deum Laudamus Three Angels Sang
  • Maria Durch Ein'Dornwald Ging
  • Blest Mary Wanders Through the Thorn
  • Kommet, Ihr Hirten
  • Come All Ye Shepherds
  • Schlaf Wohl, Du Himmelsknabe Du
  • O Sleep Thou Heaven-Born Treasure Thou
  • Es Kommt Ein Schiff Geladen
  • A Ship There Comes A-Laden
  • Uns Kompt Ein Schiff Gefahren
  • There Comes a Ship A-Sailing
  • O Du Frohliche! O Du Selige!
  • O Most Wonderful! O Most Merciful!
  • O Tannenbaum
  • O Christmas Tree
  • O Dannebom

CZECH TRADITIONAL

  • Zezulka Z Lesa Vylitla
  • Out of the Forest a Cuckoo Flew
  • Hajej Nynej Jezisku
  • Jesu Jesu Baby Dear

POLISH TRADITIONAL

  • W Zlobie Lezy
  • Infant Holy Infant Lowly

PROVENÇAL TRADITIONAL

  • Guillo Pran Ton Tamborin!
  • Guillo Come and Robin Too
  • De Matin Ai Rescountra Lou Trin
  • Ce Matin J'ai Rencontre Le Train
  • Far Away What Splendour Comes This Way
  • Un Flambeau Jeannette Isabelle!
  • Come With Torches Jeanette Isabella!

FRENCH TRADITIONAL

  • Noel Nouvelet
  • Dans Cette Etable
  • Cradled All Lowly
  • Entre Le Boeuf et L'ane Gris
  • Oxen and Asses Stand Around
  • Queele Est Cette Odeur Agreable
  • Shepherds What Fragrance All Perfuming
  • Quittez Pasteurs
  • O Leave Your Sheep
  • Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
  • Christ Is Born a Child On Earth
  • Berger Secoue Ton Sommeil Profond
  • Shepherd Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep
  • Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes
  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Angelsj We Have Heard Your Voices

BASQUE TRADITIONAL

  • Birjina Gaztettobaty Zegoen
  • The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came
  • Oi Betleem!
  • Sing Lullaby

SPANISH TRADITIONAL

  • El Desembre Congelat
  • Cold December's Winds Were Stilled
  • Veinticinco de Diciembre
  • Twenty-Fifth Day of December
  • El Noi De La Mare
  • The Song of the Virgin

NEOPOLITAN TRADITIONAL

  • Quando Nascette Ninno
  • When Christ the Son of Mary
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100 Carols for Choirs

New Oxford Book of Carols

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