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Carols for Choirs 4: Vocal score: Bk.4 (. . . for Choirs Collections) [Paperback]

David Willcocks , John Rutter
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21 Aug 1980 . . . for Choirs Collections
50 carols for sopranos and altos (suitable for boys', girls', or women's choirs). It contains mostly simple arrangements of the best-loved carols, some less well-known ones, and four original pieces by Britten (2), Rutter, and Hadley. Most of the Christmas hymns are presented in two versions; for choirs only, unaccompanied, and for choir and audience/congregation, with accompaniment. Orchestral accompaniments for many of the carols are available on hire.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; Reprint edition (21 Aug 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0193535734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0193535732
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 21 x 30 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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John Rutter was born in London in 1945 and studied music at Clare College, Cambridge. His compositions embrace choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, and he has edited or co-edited various choral anthologies including four Carols for Choirs volumes with Sir David Willcocks and the Oxford Choral Classics series. From 1975 to 1979 he was Director of Music at Clare College, and in 1981 he formed his own choir, the Cambridge Singers. He now divides his time between composition and conducting and is sought after as a guest conductor for the world's leading choirs and orchestras.

Born in 1919, David Willcocks began his musical career as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, later winning scholarships to Clifton College and King's College, Cambridge. Following war service, he was elected Fellow of King's College, and later became Organist of Salisbury and Worcester Cathedrals, conducting the Three Choirs Festival whilst at Worcester. Willcocks returned to King's College, Cambridge as Director of Music from 1957-1974, with the first collection of his arrangements in the

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I love carols 6 Dec 2011
Format:Paperback
A great collection:

1. Adeste Fideles [Willcocks]

2. Angels, From The Realms Of Glory [Willcocks]

3. Angelus Ad Virginem [Willcocks]

4. As With Gladness Men Of Old (2 Versions) [Kocher/Willcocks]

5. Away In A Manger [Kirkpatrick/Willcocks]

6. Cherry Tree Carol, The [Willcocks]

7. Coventry Carol [Rutter]

8. Deck The Hall [Rutter]

9. Ding Dong! Merrily On High [Willcocks]

10. Donkey Carol [Rutter]

11. First Nowell, The [Willcocks

12. Gabriel To Mary Came [Willcocks

13. Gabriel's Message [Rutter]

14. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (2 Versions) [Willcocks]

15. Good King Wenceslas [Willcocks]

16. Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary [Wood]

17. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (2 Versions) [Mendelssohn/Willcocks]

18. He Smiles Within His Cradle [Willcocks]

19. Holly And The Ivy, The [Rutter]

20. How Far Is It To Bethlehem? [Willcocks]

21. I Saw Three Ships [Willcocks]

22. I Sing Of A Maiden [Hadley]

23. Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant [Rutter]

24. In Dulci Jubilo (3-part Version) [Rutter/Pearsall]

25. In Dulci Jubilo (4-part Version) [Pearsall]

26. Infant King, The [Rutter]

27. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear [Sullivan/Willcocks]

28. King Jesus Hath A Garden [Rutter]

29. Linden Tree Carol, The [Rutter]

30. Lute-Book Lullaby [Ballet/Rutter]

31. Merry Christmas, A [Rutter]

32. Nativity Carol [Rutter]

33. New Year Carol, A [Britten]

34. O Come, All Ye Faithful [Willcocks]

35. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel [Willcocks]

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully arranged carols. 1 Oct 2003
Format:Paperback
I would strongly recomend this edition to anyone who enjoys singing Christmas carols, but has difficulty in locating singers for the tenor and bass lines.
There are many traditional carols: Angels from the realms of glory, First Nowell, Gabriel's message, Ding-dong merrily, etc, which are beautifully arranged by John Rutter and David Willcocks to suit the voice ranges perfectly.
In addition to this there is a selection of delightful carols writen by John Rutter, including: Star Carol (which would suit a junior choir since it is arranged for 2 soprano lines) Nativity Carol and Shepherd's pipe carol.
The carols in this edition are usually well loved by singers and audiences alike. It is well worth the investment!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection 10 Jan 2013
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Carols for Choirs 4 continues the long established tradition of Carols for Choirs 1 - 3. However, it is refreshing to have some alternative arrangements of the now familiar settings and also an ideal collection for smaller ensembles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good vocal score 1 Dec 2013
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using this book for a carol concert this December - very good score for altos and sopranos - have used the white book for all voice choir before so knew what I was getting
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3.0 out of 5 stars returned goods 17 Nov 2013
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book not entirely in the best of conditions. Paid for at price of new, so decided to return and get a new copy. Still awaiting refund.
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