Journals Higher Education


Sheet Music

Published: 24 September 1998

Difficulty: Easy - Moderately Difficult

702 Pages | music throughout | 9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780193533226

Bookseller Code (32)

Angels from the Realms of Glory Verbum caro factum est Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris O du fröhliche! O du selige! Hark! The herald-angels sing All hayle to the dayes

'Everything you need to know about every carol ever written' Choir & Organ

Edited by Hugh Keyte and Andrew Parrott

The New Oxford Book of Carols


Forces or Category: Mostly SATB, accompanied & unaccompanied

Music and texts of 201 carols for the Christmas season (many in more than one setting), each with copious notes on historical background and performance. An extensive general introduction gives an overview of the history of the carol, and there are a number of appendices dealing with specific areas of the repertory. The book's approach is an attempt to rediscover the native vitality of material that has sometimes been debased and sentimentalized, by means of `authentic' period settings and a concern for historically informed performance.