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The Oxford Book of Carols




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The Oxford Book Of Christmas Carols has to be one of the most famous and complete of all carol collections. This book contains 197 carols. The majority are for the Christmas season, but some are intended for Passiontide, Easter or for other seasons of the year. All but 30 have traditional carol tunes, mostly with traditional texts.

ABRSM Singing syllabus 2018

Grade 1 List B:
Children's Song of the Nativity, Anon. English arr. Vaughan Williams in Ab
Noel nouvelet (Love is come again), Anon. French arr. Shaw (French/English) in Gmin
Quem pastores laudavere (Shepherds left their flocks a-straying) Anon. German arr. Vaughan Williams in F

Grade 2 List B:
The Coventry Carol, Anon. English arr. Shaw in Gmin

Grade 4 List A:
Blow, Blow thou Winter Wind, T.A. Arne arr Shaw in F

Grade 5 List B:
Adam lay ybounden, Warlock in Cmin

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The Oxford Book of Carols
  • Editor: Dearmer, Percy
  • Arranger: Vaughan Williams, R
  • Instrumentation: Mixed Choir
  • Format: Vocal Score
  • Pages: 480
  • Contents:

    A babe is born
    A child this day
    A gallery carol
    A new dial
    A virgin most pure
    Adam lay ybounden
    All and some
    All bells in Paradise
    All in the morning
    The angel Gabriel
    Angels, from the realms
    Angels holy
    Angelus ad virginem
    Anges dans nos campagnes
    The band of children
    Bell carol
    The bellman's song
    Ben Jonson's Carol
    The birds
    Blake's cradle song
    Boar's head carol
    The builders
    Candlemas Eve
    Carnal and the Crane
    Carol of beauty
    Carol of service
    Carol of the advent
    Carol of the Kingdom
    The cherry tree carol
    Children's song of the Nativity
    Christ the Lord is risen
    Christmas Eve
    The Christmas Tree
    Come, love we God!
    Courons a la fete
    Coventry carol
    Coverdale's Carol
    The cradle
    The crown of Roses
    Dans cette etable
    Dark the Night
    The decree
    Dives and Lazarus
    Down in yon forest
    Dutch carol
    Earthly friends
    Easter carol
    Easter eggs
    Eia, Eia
    Ein Kindlein in der Wiegen
    Es ist ein' Ros'
    Es kommt ein Schiff
    Fesans Raijouissance
    Festival carol
    The first Nowell
    Flemish carol
    Flower carol
    Furry day carol
    Gabriel's Message
    The garden of Jesus
    Gebor'n ist uns ein Kindelein
    Gems of Day
    Gen Himmel aufgefahren ist
    Gloucestershire Wassail
    God is ascended
    God rest you merry
    God's dear son
    The golden carol
    Golden mornings
    Golden sheaves
    Good King Wenceslas
    Grand Dieu! Que de merveilles
    Green grow'th the Holly
    Hereford carol
    Herrick's carol
    Herrick's ode
    The holly and the ivy
    The holy well
    How brightly beams
    I saw three ships
    I sing of a maiden
    Ich weiss ein lieblich engelspiel
    If ye would hear
    Immortal babe
    In Bethlehem, that fair city
    In Dulci Jubilo
    In excelsis gloria
    In the town
    Infinite light
    Irish carol
    Jacob's ladder
    January carol
    Je sais, vierge Marie
    Jesus of the manger
    Joseph and Mary
    Joseph lieber, Joseph mein
    Joys seven
    King Herod and the cock
    The kingdom
    The kings
    Kings in Glory
    Kings of Orient
    Die Konige
    Laissez paitre vos betes
    The lamb of God
    Love is come again
    Lullay my liking
    Lute-book lullaby
    Make we joy
    Make we merry
    Marias Wallfahrt
    Marias Wanderschaft
    Mary's Wandering
    Masters in this hall
    May carol
    May Day garland
    The merchants' carol
    Merry Christmas
    The message
    The miraculous harvest
    Mothering Sunday
    My dancing day
    New prince, new pomp
    No room in the inn
    Noel nouvelet
    Nos Galan
    Nous allons, ma mie
    Nous voici dans la ville
    Now glad of heart
    O Jesulein suss
    O little one
    O little town
    Our brother is born
    Out of your sleep
    Personent hodie
    Pleasure it is
    The praise of Christmas
    Praise to God
    Promptement levez-vous
    Psalm of Sion
    Puer Natus
    Puer nobis
    Quelle est cette odeur agreable?
    Quem pastores
    The quest
    Quittez, Pasteurs
    Quoi, ma voisine?
    Righteous Joseph
    Saint Stephen
    The Salutation Carol
    Sans Day carol
    The Saviour's work
    The secret flower
    The seven virgins
    Shakespeare's carol
    The shepherd
    Shepherds, shake off your drowsy sleep
    The Sinners' Redemption
    Sion's daughter
    Sir Christemas
    Snow in the street
    The snow lies thick
    So, brother
    Somerset carol
    Somerset wassail
    Song of the crib
    Song of the nuns of Chester
    Song of the ship
    Song of the spirit
    Spanish carol
    The spirit
    Spring has come
    Summer carol
    Summer in winter
    Summer time
    Sunny bank
    Sussex Carol
    Sussex mummers' carol
    Thanksgiving carol
    This endris night
    This new Christmas carol
    Three kings
    The three traitors
    The truth from above
    Tyrley, tyrlow
    Une vaine crainte
    Vermeil du soleil
    The virgin's cradle hymn
    Voisin, d'ou venait?
    Wassail song
    Watts's cradle song
    Welcome, summer
    Welcome Yule
    Welsh carol
    Wexford carol
    While Shepherds watched
    White lent
    Wie schon leuchtet
    Winter's snow
    Wir wollen alle frohlich sein
    Wither's rocking hymn
    Wonder tidings
    Wondrous works
    The world itself
    The world's desire
    Yeoman's carol

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