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Gabriel's Message

Traditional Basque Carol

"Gabriel's Message" or "The angel Gabriel from heaven came" is a Basque Christmas folk carol about the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary by the archangel Gabriel that she would become the mother of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Gabriel's Message

Gabriel's Message

The Singers - Matthew Culloton, conductor

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Alan Bullard : O Come, Emmanuel : SATB : Songbook : 9780193397651

Alan Bullard : O Come, Emmanuel

O Come, Emmanuel is an Advent Celebration, suitable for both church and concert choirs. It is based on the 7 Great 'O' Antiphons, and fragments of the well-known plainsong hymn permeate the work. To these, Bullard has added settings of a number of other Advent texts and hymns, including the beautiful 'There is a rose-tree', a rousing setting of 'Chanticleer Carol', and new arrangements of 'Gabriel's Message' and 'Joy to the world!'. The work may be sung throughout by SATB choir, or a range of soloists may take some of the lines. The accompaniment - for organ or piano, or with small orchestra or chamber group - is equally flexible. A number of the movements make highly effective separate pieces and anthems. Written with the composer's long and practical experience, O Come, Emmanuel is a strikingly original work for Advent and Christmas that will enhance both liturgical celebrations and concert programmes at this time.

Songlist: The advent of our God, O Wisdom, Where shall Wisdom be found?, O Lord of Lord, Come, thou long-expected Jesus, O Root of Jesse, There is a rose-tree, O Key of David, Earth grown old, Thy kingdom come! on bended knee, O Morning Star, Chanticleer, O King of the Nations, Joy to the world!, And they shall call his name Emmanuel, O Emmanuel, Gabriel's Message, Lo! he comes with clouds descending

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Voicing: SATB | 40541b | Songbook | $13.75

Barry Rose : Merrily On High - For Upper Voice Choirs : Treble : Songbook : 884088423483 : 085360956X : 14021295

Barry Rose : Merrily On High - For Upper Voice Choirs

Merrily On High is an exciting compilation of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany music for church, cathedral, school, youth and community choirs of 'upper voices' - trebles or sopranos and altos. Thirty pieces are included, eleven published for the first time. Contents include new settings and arrangements of familiar and lesser known carols, a 3-part Advent Responsory and Mark Blatchly's setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B flat. Lyrics are in English, French, German, Latin and Polish. Includes invaluable historical and performance notes for each piece by Barry Rose.

Songlist: Adam Lay Ybounden, An Advent Responsory: I Look From Afar, Come, Thou Redeemer of Earth, Brightest and Best, A Child Is Born, Come, Watch With Us This Christmas Night, Down In Yon Forest, Fum, Fum, Fum, Gabriel's Message, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, When Christ Was Born of Mary Free, The Holly and the Ivy, How Far is it to Bethlehem?, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Myn Lynking, No Room at the Inn, Now the Most High Is Born, O This Night is Born Noel, People, Look East, Two Polish Carols, Rejoice and be Merry, The Shepherd's Farewell, Say, Where is He Born?, Silent Night, Still, Still, Still, Sweet Was The Song, Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day, Torches!, Watts's Cradle Hymn, Whence is that Goodly Fragrance Flowing?

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Voicing: Treble | 5117b | Songbook | $15.95

David Willcocks : A Celebration in Carols  : SATB : Songbook : David Willcocks : 9780193405011

David Willcocks : A Celebration in Carols

Sir David Willcocks: A Celebration in Carols marks the 95th birthday of one of the most acclaimed choral conductors, editors, and arrangers of our time. A survey of his work, the collection brings together many of Willcocks's best-loved carol arrangements, spanning his career as co-editor of Carols for Choirs and as conductor of the UK's finest choirs. It includes a selection of his original compositions too, and gives an overview of the styles and traditions that have enhanced the Christmas musical experience of thousands of singers and listeners. As an affectionate birthday tribute, A Celebration also includes specially-commissioned new carols by John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, and Jonathan Willcocks.

Songlist: Away in a manger, I saw three ships, O come, all ye faithful, Sussex Carol, Infant holy, infant lowly, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Hark! the herald-angels sing, Quelle est cette odeur agreable?, Gabriel's Message, Birthday Carol, Resonemus laudibus, Jingle, Bells, Lullay, my liking, High Word of God, eternal Light, Starry night, Rejoice and sing!, Nowell, nowell, There is no rose

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Voicing: SATB | 2712b | Songbook | $13.95

David Willcocks (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 3 : SATB : Songbook : David Willcocks : 9780193535701

David Willcocks (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 3

The volumes of Carols for Choirs have established themselves as the quintessential carol books for carol-singers around the world. Each volume presents a wide range of carols to suit every occasion, from well-known tunes superbly arranged to the best original compositions. Carols for Choirs 3 includes Fifty varied carols including a selection of Baroque and Medieval carols. Also favorites from Gustav Holst and Tchaikovsky.

Songlist: A Babe Is Born, A Babe Is Born In Bethlehem, A Child This Day Is Born, A Little Child On The Earth Has Been Born, A Little Child There Is Y-born, Ah! Dearest Jesu, Holy Child, All In The Morning, Angel Tidings, Angelus ad Virginem, As I Sat On A Sunny Bank, Bethlehem, Of Noblest Cities, Birthday Carol, Boar's Head Carol, Child In A Manger, Christ Was Born On Christmas ay, Christe, Redemptor Omnium, Christmas Oratorio, Three Extracts from, Come All You Worthy Gentlemen, Come, Rock The Cradle For Him, The Cradle Song, Cradle Song, The Crown Of Roses, Deck The Hall, Donkey Carol, Donkey Riding Over The Bumpy Road, Eatrh Has Many A Noble City, Earth This Glad Day Rejoices, Flemish Carol, Gabriel To Mary Came, Gabriel's Message, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9091b | Songbook | $27.95 | Primarily a cappella

Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 2 : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music Collection

Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 2

Charts from the Swingle Singers' stellar christmas album, 'The Story of Christmas. These three, eight-part, Jonathan Rathbone arrangements will challenge your choir and entice your audience with their beautiful melodies and intricate rhythm and harmony.

Songlist: O Come, O Come Emamanuel, Coventry Carol, Gabriel's Message

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9369b | Sheet Music Collection | $12.45 | A Cappella

Reginald Jacques (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 2 : SATB : Songbook : 9780193535657

Reginald Jacques (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 2

The volumes of Carols for Choirs have established themselves as the quintessential carol books for carol-singers around the world. Each volume presents a wide range of carols to suit every occasion, from well-known tunes superbly arranged to the best original compositions. Includes 50 varied carols for every occasion, carols by Benjamin Britten, William Mathias and William Walton.

Songlist: A Babe Is Born I Wys, A Child Is Born In Bethlehem, A New Year Carol, Adam Lay Ybounden, All My Heart This Night Rejoices, All This Time, Angels And The Shepherds, Cherry Tree Carol, Come Leave Your Sheep, Come, Thou Redeemer Of The Earth, Deck The Hall, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Down In Yon Forest, Gabriel's Message, Gloria Sei Dir Gesungen, Glory Now To God We Render, Going Through The Hills, Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, He Is Born The Divine Christ Child, Here We Bring New Water, Here We Come a-Wassai;ing, Holly And The Ivy, How Far Is It To Bethlehem?, I Look From Afar, I Saw A Fair Maiden, Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant, The Infant King, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Joseph Was An Old Man, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9089b | Songbook | $27.95 | Primarily a cappella

Richard Proulx  : Six A Cappella Christmas Carols : SATB : Songbook : G-6463

Richard Proulx : Six A Cappella Christmas Carols

A superb little collection of six classics, arranged and edited for unaccompanied choir. Useful year after year.

Songlist: Infant Holy, Lo, How a Rose, O Dear Little Children, Gabriel's Message, Sleep, Holy Babe, What Child is This?

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Voicing: SATB | 7672b | Songbook | $2.95 | A Cappella

Various Arrangers : A Christmas Jubilee for Mixed Voices : SATB divisi : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : A Christmas Jubilee for Mixed Voices

Gabriel's Message is an 8-part divisi (the beginning splits into 16 parts!) triumphant Christmas Chart. 'Jingle Bells' features a fun vocal accompaniment with great opportunities for soloists. 'I Wonder As I Wander' is a sweet carol with beautiful vocal textures. In this arrangement of 'Go Tell It On The Mountain' the composer focuses on the text, bringing out the meaning of the song, which is often not understood. The 'Twenty Christmas Canons' are easily accessible as they can be performed by all voice types and in any key.

Songlist: Gabriel's Message, Jingle Bells, I Wonder As I Wander, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Twenty Christmas Canons

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 9567b | Sheet Music Collection | $8.95 | A Cappella

William Llewellyn (Editor) : The Novello Book of Carols : SATB : Songbook : 752187440741 : 0853601275 : 14023523

William Llewellyn (Editor) : The Novello Book of Carols

This outstanding collection of 90 carols offers a balanced mixture of accompanied and unaccompanied items which will appeal immediately to conductors, singers and audiences alike. Mostly for mixed voices, it includes 16 carols and a further 39 arrangements published here for the first time. From Gabrielli to Judith Weir, medieval melodies to spirituals, the range of styles covers a wide spectrum of tastes. This major issue of carols is edited by William Llewellyn, a well established figure in the world of choral music.

Songlist: A Babe Is Born, A Christmas Antiphon, A Fanfare For Christmas, A Gallery Carol, A Somerset Carol, Adam Lay Ybounden, Adests Fideles, All And Some, As Joseph Was A-walking, Away In A Manger, Balulalow, Canon For Three Choirs, Carol Of The Christ-child, Christmas Is Coming, Coventry Carol, Dawn Carol, De Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Ding-dong, Ding, Donkey Plod And Mary Ride, El Cant Des Ocells, El Noi De La Mare, Fum, Fum, Fum, Gabriel's Message, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, How Soft, Upon The Ev'ning Air, Huron Carol, Hush You, My Baby, I Saw Three Ships, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 7711b | Songbook | $19.95

Bach Choir : Colors of Christmas - John Rutter : 1 CD : John Rutter : 602527822129 : DCAB001609202.2

Bach Choir : Colors of Christmas - John Rutter

John Rutter conducts the Bach Choir and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in what is surely the finest new recoding of Christmas carols this year. Rutter is a composer, conductor and arranger and he brings all of that to these high holiday gems. Most of the carols are very well known, though in the arrangements of Rutter they sound completely fresh. There are some new carols here - Rutter's own 'Riu Riu Chiu' (the sounds a nightingale makes) and 'The Colours of Christmas' - and some new approaches to old ones. The main factor that makes this such a perfect selection of holiday music is the free intermixing of religious carols with contemporary Christmas songs.

Songlist: Ding Dong! Merrily On High, The Colours Of Christmas, In Dulci Jubilo, What Is This Lovely Fragrance?, Away In A Manger, Hodie Christus Natus Est, Riu Riu Chiu, I Wonder As I Wander, Star Carol, Once In Royal David's City, Silent Night, In The Bleak Midwinter, Gabriel's Message, Fanfare - O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, A New Year Carol, Joy To The World, Sleigh Ride, Deck The Hall, The Christmas Song, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Fanfare - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

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2059c | 1 CD | $17.95

Cambridge Singers : The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album : 1 CD : John Rutter : 512

Cambridge Singers : The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album

For more than a decade, John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers have shared the Joy of Christmas with the world. The ethereal sound of perfectly blended voices, singing the most beautiful seasonal music ever composed, never fails to touch the heart and lift the spirit. This year, John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers have assembled a new collection - compiled from the archives, including four never before released tracks! Tracks include English Traditional Carols, European Traditional Carols, Choruses and Motets and Composer's Carols.

Songlist: The Holly and the Ivy, Blessed be that maid mary, Somerset Wassail, Shepherds, in the fields abiding, The infant king, What is this lovely fragrance, Gabriel's message, Still, still, still, Quittez, pasteurs, Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle, Personent hodie, The shepherds' farewell, O holy night, O Magnum Mysterium, Hodie Christus natus est, For unto us a child is born, In dulci jubilo, Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child, A New Year Carol, Balulalow, I saw a fair maiden, The Lamb, Fantasia on Christmas Carols

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7003c | 1 CD | $11.98 | A Cappella

Cantus : Comfort and Joy Vol 1 : 1 CD

Cantus : Comfort and Joy Vol 1

Cantus does it again and delivers another top knotch recording and shows how this fine male ensemble is developing into a world class act. This well recorded release features Gregorian chant, folksong arrangements, and major Christmas works for male choir, such as Morten Lauridsen's glorious "O Magnum Mysterium" and Franz Biebl's moving "Ave Maria." Also featured are new arrangements by members of the ensemble of familiar holiday songs, as well as newly commissioned Christmas compositions. The song selection ranges from familiar carols such as "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "I Wonder as I Wander," "The Three Kings," "What Child Is This and "Silent Night," to a Welsh lullaby, "Suo Gan," and "Gabriel's Message," a Basque carol arranged by John Rutter. This CD is intended to go well with a cold night, a roaring fire, and some eggnog. Due to the loving work of John Atkinson and the singers of Cantus, the album is that and more. It illuminates the human side of the Nativity, focusing on the idea of new life in the dead of winter and the bond between parent and child. Beautiful holiday music, finely-crafted and effortlessly sung.

Songlist: Puer natus est, Gabriel's Message, Ave Maria, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Hodi Christus natus est, O Magnum Mysterium, O Magnum Mysterium, Mary Had a Baby, Suo-Gan, A La Nanita Nana, I Wonder as I Wander, The Three Kings, What Child Is This?, Die Konige, Coventry Carol, Silent Night

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7316c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella

Chapter 6 : Christmastime : 1 CD

Chapter 6 : Christmastime

Chicago's excellent Contemporary Christian sextet Chapter 6, who we have enjoyed on the stage at the Harmony Sweeps Finals, have a poised, strong, jazz-flavored CD in "Christmas time." 12 songs, notably the light, scatty "Sleigh Ride," a Chanticleer-like arrangement of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," a surprising scatty Manhattan Transferish arrangement of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," a rap-flavored "This Christmas," a blue-note "Away in a Manger," a jazzy, driving "Carol of the Bells," surprising, hip vocal percussion arrangements of "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Rise Up Shepherd and Follow," a moody "Gabriel's Message," a blue-note "The First Noel" and a stunningly jazzy "White Christmas." An unexpected, but impressive Christmas album for very talented Chapter 6.

Songlist: Sleigh Ride, Christmas Time is Here, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, This Christmas, Away in a Manger, Carol of the Bells, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Rise Up Shepherd and Follow, Gabriel's Message, The First Noel, White Christmas, Under the Boardwalk, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Jingle-Bell Rock, I Believe, Star-Spangled Banner, O Canada!

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2828c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Chicago Voice Exchange : CVXmas : 1 CD

Chicago Voice Exchange : CVXmas

CVX has wowed us from more than one Harmony Sweepstakes Finals stage, and this is their raucous, more than slightly irreverent, fun Christmas CD! 14 songs: "Jingle Bells," a jazzy, driving "Carol O' Bells," the Beach Boys' "Little St. Nick," "We Three Kings," "Santa Claus" (who has whether you've been good or bad "on videotape"), a delightfully oily "Mr. Grinch," "Deck The Hall," "Mistletoe and Holly," "Holly Jolly Christmas," the requisite "Rudolph," "Silent Night," the hilarious "Walkin' Round In Women's Underwear" ("Later on, if ya wanna, we can dress like Madonna"),the raunchy, macho "Better Open Up My Present," and finally "Feliz Navidad," which becomes the little-known Jewish carol--"Feliz Hannukah." This is a party Christmas CD--not for everyone, but then it doesn't try to be!

Songlist: Jingle Bells, Carol O' Bells, Little St. Nick, We Three Kings, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Gabriel's Message, Deck The Halls, You're A Mean One Mr Grinch, White Christmas, Mistletoe and Holly, Holly Jolly Christmas, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Gloria In Excelsis, Silent Night, Walkin' Around, You'rd Better Open Up My Present, Feliz Navidad

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6986c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Choir of Clare College : Carols From Clare : 1 CD : John Rutter : EMC69950.2

Choir of Clare College : Carols From Clare

When you have one of England's premiere choirs being directed by one of England's foremost director while singing some of the finest traditional carols then you most certainly have yourself a wonderful holiday recording. Noted baritone Simon Vaughn is featured and many of the songs are accompanied by the Clare College Orchestra.

Songlist: Shepherd's Pipe Carol, Infant holy, infant lowly, Angel Tidings, Quelle est cette odeur agreable, Once in Royal David's City, Il est ne le divin enfant, I saw three ships, In dulci jubilo, Nativity Carol, Quem pastores laudavere, Rocking, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Here we come a-wassailing, The Coming of our King, O come, O come, Immanuel, The Infant King, Sheperds'Noel, Noel nouvelet, O little town of Bethlehem, Gabriel's Message, Sans Day Carol, Stille Nacht, Flemish Carol, Past three a clock

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8469c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Primarily a cappella

Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Essential Carols : 2 CDs : David Willcocks : DCAB000530202.2

Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Essential Carols

Another fine collection of Christmas carols from the Anglican tradition.Some albums are tailor-made for Christmas Eve listening, the cozy musical equivalent of a roaring fire, a mug of eggnog, and the bright lights on the tree. The morning of Christmas Day requires something else entirely, and that's when this set of Essential Carols from the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, will fit the bill, with the angelically pure voices of young British choristers blending to the strains of traditional carols both familiar and little-known. This is Christmas music sung the old-fashioned way, its simplicity and spiritual warmth not compromised by big operatic voices or pop personalities. Recorded under the direction of David Willcocks between 1959 and '65, these performances sound truly timeless today, and no matter how knowledgeable you are about Christmas music, you'll find some surprises among these 38 carols.

Songlist: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, The First Nowell, While shepherds watched their flocks by night, I Saw Three Ships, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, King Jesus Hath A Garden, In dulci jubilo, Unto Us Is Born A Son, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Away in a manger, O Little Town of Bethlehem, The Holly and the Ivy, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, See Amid the Winter's Snow, Past Three O'clock, Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), Adam Lay Y Bounden, Gabriel's Message, Once in Royal David's City, Sussex Carol, Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep, Rejoice and Be Merry, The Cherry Tree Carol, The Three Kings, As With Gladness, Men of Old, A Great And Mighty Wonder, The infant King, Balulalow, Legend (When Jesus Christ was but a child), Christ was born on Christmas day, and more

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7949c | 2 CDs | $16.95 | Primarily a cappella

Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Classic Christmas Carols : 2 CDs : EMC15086.2

Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Classic Christmas Carols

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge has always been synonymous with Christmas -- from the yearly television broadcast of their Lessons and Carols service to their numerous best-selling albums of Christmas songs and masses. EMI Classics is proud to present a 2-CD compilation of their greatest Christmas carol recordings.

Songlist: Once in royal David's city, Ding Dong! Merrily on high, O come, all ye faithful, The Holly and the Ivy, Hark! the herald angels sing, Silent Night, While shepherds watched, In the bleak midwinter, God rest you merry, gentlemen, The Lamb, Angels, from the realms of glory, Adam lay ybounden, The Three Kings, I saw a maiden, Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing?, Quem pastores laudavere, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, A maiden most gentle, A Spotless Rose, Sans Day Carool, I wonder as I wander, The Cherry Tree Carol, I sing of a maiden, Gabriel's Message, Personent hodie, The First Nowell, In dulci jubilo, O little town of Bethlehem, I saw three ships, It came upon the midnight clear, and more

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8989c | 2 CDs | $11.95 | Some a cappella

Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Christmas-time Carols : 1 CD : David Willcocks : 4079

Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Christmas-time Carols

The earliest 15th century carols were based on simple folk melodies, with texts added representing Christmas ideas, but it was a long gap then until the Victorians, followed shortly by great 20th Century composers (Vaughan Williams, Holst etc), developed the wonderful catalogue of choral enjoyment that we enjoy here today.

Songlist: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Invitatory, While Shepherds Watched, Adam Lay Ybounden, Once in Royal David's City, I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing By, Gabriel's Message, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Sussex Carol, In Dulci Jubilo, Away in a Manger, O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles), Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen, Come Thou Redeemer, Twas in the Year that King Uzziah Died, Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding, A Spotless Rose, I Sing of a Maiden, Remember O Thou Man, On Jordan's Bank, Up! Awake!, King Jesus Hath a Garden, The Blessed Son of God, O Come, O Come Emmanuel

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22147c | 1 CD | $12.95

Elora Festival Singers : The Wonder Of Christmas : 1 CD : 747313342174 : NXS8573421.2

Elora Festival Singers : The Wonder Of Christmas

The Elora Festival Singers, conducted by internationally acclaimed director Noel Edison, is one of the most exciting of contemporary choirs. Their disc of Eric Whitacre's choral music (8.559677) was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2010. Now they turn to the art of the Christmas carol, a genre covering a variety of styles,6305c both popular and refined, each piece expressing religious sentiments and beliefs. The music ranges from much-loved settings to new works, from polyphony to more straightforward melodies, in a recital stretching from the Middle Ages to the music of today.

Songlist: Once in Royal David's City, My Dancing Day, What Child Is This?, A Boy Was Born,, The Holly and the Ivy, Who is He in Yonder Stall, Nesciens Mater Virgo Virum, Away in a Manger, Ding! Dong! Merrily on High, O Holy Night, Adam Lay Y Bounden, Ecce Concipies, Rocking, Gabriel's Message, I Wonder as I Wander, There is a Flower, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, The First Nowell

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22241c | 1 CD | $9.95

Exon Singers : Francis Jackson Sacred Music : 1 CD : Matthew Owens : Francis Jackson : 34035

Exon Singers : Francis Jackson Sacred Music

As he approaches his 90th birthday Francis Jackson remains one of the finest, bestloved and most versatile church musicians of his age. The eleven works on this disc, none of them previously recorded, have all the colour, emotional depth and attention to structural detail that are consistent hallmarks of his style. Working closely with the composer, the Exon Singers bring their customary blend of virtuosity, intense commitment and subtle responsiveness to this special birthday tribute.

Songlist: Missa Matris Dei Opus 72, Tantum Ergo, A Hymn to God the Father, Three Carols for Advent, Gabriel's Message, I Know a Flower, While the Careless World is Sleeping, Evening Service in B flat, Homage to Thomas Weelkes, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis, O Most Merciful, The Prayer of Saint Francis, Thanks be to the Lord

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5891c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Some a cappella

Huddersfield Choral Society : The Carols Album : 1 CD : Joseph Cullen : SIGCD108

Huddersfield Choral Society : The Carols Album

Recorded in Huddersfield Town Hall in January 2007, the Huddersfield Choral Society is back in force with a magnificent collection of Christmas carols. This CD will be a perfect Christmas gift or glorious self-indulgence, absorbing the sacred and profane alike, beautifully performed and recorded for the festive season.

Songlist: Hark the herald angels sing, Gaudete, Gabriel's Message, O little town of Bethlehem, Coventry Carol, In Excelsis Gloria, Silent night, Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing, Angels, from the realms of glory, Ave maria, Joy to the world, the Lord is come!, Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, Unto us a boy is born, Love came down at Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, The Holly and the Ivy, O holy night, In the bleak midwinter, Ding dong! merrily on high, It came upon the midnight clear, Hail! Smiling Morn, Sussex Carol, Of the Father's heart begotten, Away in a manger, I saw three ships, Christians Awake

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8661c | 1 CD | $17.95

King's Singers : Joy to the World : 1 CD : SIGCD268

King's Singers : Joy to the World

The first new Christmas CD from the King's Singers since their popular 2004 release "Christmas", this new disc sets an eclectic assortment of modern Christmas classics with special arrangements of some much loved favourites. "Precise intonation, instinctive articulation, a downy, luxuriant tone, all captured in an excitingly lifelike recording" - International Record Review. "The King's Singers' style is beautifully detailed, and even the most familiar carols sound fresh." - Classic FM Magazine

Songlist: Rise up, shepherd, and follow, Gabriel's message, Noel nouvelet, What child is this?, The crown of roses, O little one sweet, Lullay my liking, Stille Nacht, The quiet heart, There is a flower, Joy to the world, Serenade d'hiver, The twelve days of Christmas, Gaudete, God rest you merry gentlemen, The little drummer boy, Jingle bells, Deck the hall with boughs of holly

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Performed by King's Singers | 9802c | 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella

Poor Baker's Dozen : Pour : 1 CD

Poor Baker's Dozen : Pour

Every now and then there is a recording of such exciting musical originality that it should transcend the boundaries of a 'genre audience.' If you love gospel/spiritual music this is for you. If you love rock, this is for you. If you love country, this is for you. Who, what, whazzat, you say? Poor Baker's Dozen is six men who are presenting us with such a new palate of gospel sounds that it is difficult to fathom. There is a truly sweet, upbeat opening number. The sweetness is created by the beautiful male alto and three tenors of the group who are grounded by superb baritone and bass voices. Next we are catapulted into a techno intro of the title song 'Pour.' Wow! The original creation of this music is just starting. Next comes the touch of James Brown at the beginning of 'Leap of Faith' which keeps astonishing us with little vocal techno embellishments which are as surprising as they are original. Then there is 'Joyful Noise,' almost all vocal explorations with hardly any lyrics. It begins with an almost Bobby McFerrin sound before resolving into a sweet scat with a 'fuzz guitar' vocal solo. In a way this is the theme song of the album to this reviewer's ear. You see, many gospel and spiritual singers and groups sing about joy. Poor Baker's Dozen sing joy. You'll hear the difference in the marvelous creativity of sound and soul presented here. Such musical joy can only be found in play. Play which discovers originality and then is refined by striving for perfection. It can be safely said that this is inspired music. It is also fun! There's a country tune which delights as it varies back and forth from a parody a dance tune to a traditional country gospel sound. Along the way in this musical delight you will find a bit of percussion on two tunes and one which has cello and guitar accompaniment.

Songlist: Grace, Pour, Leap Of Faith, Joyful Noise, Jimmy, Just As I Am, Ask, Seek, Knock, This Is A Love Song (The Country Song), Sing Along Song (A Happy Reminder), The Way, Gabriel's Message, Wash Over Me, Bread and Water

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2786c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Poor Baker's Dozen : Christmas with : 1 CD

Poor Baker's Dozen : Christmas with

St. Paul, MN's all-male Contemporary Christian sextet Poor Baker's Dozen's "Christmas with PBD" is their 4th excellent CD. We can't tell you very much about the group because the liner notes are sparse, and their website focuses on their ministry-which we like, because it places the emphasis on the group's calling as opposed to promoting themselves individually as singers. 8 songs, a very nicely arranged "Drummer Boy," a fine original by group member David Olson, "Redeemer in the Hay," "Pat-a-Pan," "Good Stuff" (the group's comment on Christmas consumption, writing new words to the Young Rascals' classic "Good Lovin',") "Gabriel's Message," "Silent Night" and the group-arranged "Amen." Some light percussion played by the group. PBD prefers to let their music and message do the talking, and "Christmas with PBD" speaks quite eloquently!

Songlist: Drummer Boy, Redeemer In The Hay, Pat a Pan, Gentle Mary, Good Stuff, Gabriel's Message, Silent Night, Amen

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3007c | 1 CD | $9.98 | Primarily a cappella

Tudor Choir : Fair With Her First Born : 1 CD : Doug Fullington : LRCD-1062

Tudor Choir : Fair With Her First Born

The music on this recording spans many centuries, including 20th-century carols, Tudor polyphony, and chant from medieval England's Sarum rite. Producing a choral sound that is distinctly English in heritage, the Tudor Choir sings this music with intelligence and heart. Shape note music, Shaker songs, Sheppard, Tallis, and Victoria.

Songlist: Out fo your sleep, Verbum caro, The truth from above, Ave maris Stella, Gabriel's Message, Ecce Virgo Concipiet, There is no rose of such virtue, A solis ortus cardine, Eterne Laudis Lilium, Christe, Redemptor omnium, Make we jow now in this fest, Nesciens mater, In The Bleak Mid-Winter, Reges Tharsis, Bethlehem Down, Salvator mundi, Domine, The blessed Song of God

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7338c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella

University of Alberta Madrigal Singers : Balulalow : 1 CD

University of Alberta Madrigal Singers : Balulalow

Songlist: Gabriel's Message, Thou shalt know him, Balulalow, The Huron Carol, Im Advent, Weihnachten, Am Neujahrstage, In der Passionszeit, Am Charfreitage, Am Himmelfahrtstage, Ergebung, Bone Jesu, Lo, how a rose, Corpus Christi Carol, Make we joy, !Oh, mi Belen (Biscayan), El Desembre Congelat (Catalonian), Alegria (Puerto Rican), A la Nanita Nana (Spanish), Las Posados (Spanish), Campana sobre Campana (Andalucian), En Belen Tocan a Fuego (Castillan), El Noi de la Mare (Catalonian), Chiquirriquitin (Andalucian), El Rorro (Mexican)

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9053c | 1 CD | $14.95

Voces8 : Christmas : 1 CD : 291

Voces8 : Christmas

The international award-winning octet VOCES8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group. Performing repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique jazz & pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal

Songlist: Once in Royal David's City, Gabriel's Message, Magnificat Quinti Toni, O Magnum Mysterium, Away in a Manger, Ding Dong Merrily on High, I Wonder as I Wander, Totus Tuus, Coventry Carol, Jesu, Swete Sone Dear, At the Manger Mary Sings, Videntes Stellam, In Dulci Jubilo, Bethlehem Down, There is no Rose, Nesciens Mater, The Three Kings, What Cheer?

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Performed by Voces8 | 2919c | 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella

Voces8 : Evensong : 1 CD

Voces8 : Evensong

Voces8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group, performing a varied repertoire, from popular and jazz arrangements to early polyphony. The 6-men, 2-women octet performs extensively in the UK, Europe and the US, and has been drawing reviews such as "stunning performance," "exquisite singing" and "a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color." We can only agree with this assessment in every way, and point out that after the octet's recent performance at the ACDA Convention in Oklahoma City, over a hundred people lined up at the PAC booths to buy "Evensong," and only 75 were lucky enough to get one, but we have now managed to get our hands on a bunch more from the group! 12 songs, every one an exquisite gem, so we will simply list them: British composers Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley's title tune, Al Jolson's "Me and My Shadow," Otis Blackwell's jazzy "Fever," "Gabriel's Message" (pop mix), Palestrina's soaring "Magnificat Primi Toni," Nat King Cole's "Straighten Up and Fly Right," Jerry Lieber/Mike Stoller's "Jailhouse Rock," "Good King Wenceslas," Orlando Gibbons' "O Clap Your Hands," Ben Folds' "The Luckiest," Gustav Holst's "Nunc Dimittis" and Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley's "Feeling Good." Be it Choral, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Classical Spiritual or whatever genre you'd care to put them in, Voces8 is one of the best a cappella groups we've ever heard. Buy "Evensong," turn the volume up or put on some fine headphones, and enjoy!

Songlist: Evensong, Me and My Shadow, Fever, Gabriel's Message, Magnificat Primi Toni, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Jailhouse Rock, Good King Wenceslas, O Clap Your Hands, The Luckiest, Nunc Dimittis, Feeling Good, Magnificat, Hallelujah, Gabriel's Message (Cathedral Mix)

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Performed by Voces8 | 3096c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella

Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Carols from King's - 60th Anniversary Edition : DVD : 822231701323 : CKGC13DVD

Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Carols from King's - 60th Anniversary Edition

Enjoyed in millions of British homes each Christmas eve, Carols from King's is an enchanting hour and a half of choral worship, always beginning with a lone chorister singing Gauntlett's reverent Once in Royal David's City and concluding with the triumphant Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. This DVD release includes the full 2014 service along with an hour-long BBC documentary narrated by Juliet Stevenson detailing the history of this central component of the British Christmas tradition since 1954. The documentary provides insight into the tradition of selecting the soloists, what goes on behind the scenes, what life is like for a chorister in the Choir, and the impact these experiences have on generations of choristers.

Songlist: Once in royal David's city, Up! good Christen folk Piae Cantiones, A tender shoot O Goldschmidt, Sussex Carol, Stille Nacht, In the bleak mid-winter, It came upon the midnight clear, Gabriel's message, A spotless Rose, Joys seven, God rest you merry, gentlemen, Ding! dong! merrily on high, Noel nouvelet, I saw three ships, The Three Kings, A babe is born, God is with us, Hark! the herald-angels sing, Von Himmel hoch

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7549dvd | DVD | $18.95

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Gabriel's Message : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : DVD : 98-EP72225

Jim Clements : Gabriel's Message

This arrangement of the well-known Basque carol was among the first to be written for us by our Arranger-in-Residence, Jim Clements. Mixing sonorous choral chords with soft accompanying lines, this setting finds both the glory and humility of the Angel's appearance to the Virgin. Such is the popularity of the arrangement that it has always formed an important part of the group's seasonal programming and is recorded on ouralbum, 'Christmas'.

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $4.00 | A Cappella |

Gabriel's Message : SATB : Tony Alonso : Sheet Music : GIA8905 : 785147890508

Tony Alonso : Gabriel's Message

A traditional melody with a fresh arrangement by Tony Alonso will be rewarding for your choir, pianist and flautist. Parts of the Magnificat text (in Latin) are interspersed. Excellent part writing-a beautiful anthem deserving of attention!

Arranger: Tony Alonso

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.60 | Piano |
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| GIA8905

Gabriel's Message : SSATBB : Matthew Culloton : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0069

Matthew Culloton : Gabriel's Message

Composer Matthew Culloton brings his special touch to this traditional text and tune. While retaining the most familiar elements of the carol, he adds accompanimental lines and textures that are fresh, creative, and fascinating to sing and hear.

Composer: Matthew Culloton

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Voicing: SSATBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0069

Gabriel's Message : SATB divisi : Joshua Shank : Sheet Music : SBMP644

Joshua Shank : Gabriel's Message

Notes from the composer: I see this carol as a scene: Mary sits in the dark when light gently breaks in the room as the angel Gabriel reveals himself and slowly unfolds his wings. (The opening phrase is meant to convey this.) The rest of the piece is essentially a quiet waltz of profound, inner joy between the angel and the maiden.

Arranger: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP644

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