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Riu, Riu, Chiu

Traditional Spanish Carol

Rķu Rķu Chķu, also known as Rķu Chķu, is a Spanish villancico that has attained some contemporary fame as a Christmas carol. The villancico is attributed by some sources to Mateo Flecha the Elder, who died in 1553; it has also been described as anonymous. The song also bears a strong resemblance to another villancico, Falalanlera, by Bartomeu Cąrceres, a Catalan composer. It is known from a single source, the Cancionero de Upsala, published in 1556 in Venice; a unique copy is preserved at the library of the University of Uppsala. The song appears as the fortieth song of that collection. Daniel R. Melamed described the song as "redoubtable", and mentions it as a contender for the best known piece of Renaissance music


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David Hill (Editor) : Noel 2 - Carols and Anthems for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany : SATB : 01 Songbook : David Hill : 884088501747 : 1849382921 : 14037544

David Hill (Editor) : Noel 2 - Carols and Anthems for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany

Noel 2 is an exciting collection of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany music for mixed voice choirs, from the easy to learn to the more challenging and unconventional. The contents range from the Renaissance to the present: from Bach and Sweelinck, familiar settings of traditional and lesser known carols through the ages to Howells and Leighton and works by today's composers include Richard Rodney Bennett, Eric Whitacre, John Tavener, Tarik O'Regan and Richard Allain. Among the 43 anthems, mixed voice choirs of all levels will find new arrangements of favorite carols, hymns with new descants, as well as stimulating original works for the Christmas season.

Songlist: Ubers Gebirg Maria Geht , Adam Lay Y Bounden, Angelus ad Virginem, Away In A Manger, Bethlehem Down , Coventry Carol, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come , Gallery Carol, Gaudete!, Gloria, Dei Sir Gesungen, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing , Hodie Christus Natus Est, I Wonder As I Wander, I Wonder As I Wander, In Dulci Jubilo , Jesus Christ The Apple Tree, Lasset Uns Frohlocken, Long, Long Ago, Love Came Down At Christmas, Lullay My Liking, Lux Aurumque, 'O' Antiphon, O Come, All Ye Faithful , O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, O Jesulein , Of A Rose , Once In Royal David's City , Puer Nobis , Resonet In Laudibus, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 7706b | Songbook | $19.95


John Rutter (Editor) : Christmas Motets : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 9780193437043

John Rutter (Editor) : Christmas Motets

This songbook is part of the Oxford Choral Classics series and gathers in one volume sixteen of the finest motets and related pieces for the season of Christmas. The collection gives due space to the magnificant works of the Renaissance period, with well-known motets such as Victoria's O magnum mysterium and Sweeelink's Hodie Chritus natus est placed alongside works by Byrd, Palestrina and Mouton. There are also works from later peiods, including Bruckner's Virga Jesse, an estatic motet in praise of Christ's birth, and Cui's fervant and sonorous setting of the Magnificat. As such, the collection is an outstanding and richly varied survey of the repertoire, and provides a superb choice of pieces for all choirs seeking a broad selection of music for this season.

Songlist: Virga Jesse floruit, O magnum mysterium and Beata Virgo, Magnificat, Quem vidistis, pastores, Riu, riu, chiu, Resonet in laudibus, Omnes de Saba venient, Frohlocket, ihr Volker auf Erden, Nesciens mater, Hodie Christus natus est, O beatum et sacrosanctum diem, In dulci jubilo, Quem pastores laudavere, In dulci jubilo, Hodie Christus natus est, O Magnum Mysterium

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Voicing: SATB | 6608b | Songbook | $17.95 | A Cappella


Larry Pugh : Just for the Guys at Christmas : TB : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 9781429129404 : 30/2850H

Larry Pugh : Just for the Guys at Christmas

Eight Reproducible Choral Works for the Emerging TB Chorus. Like its namesake predecessor, "Just for the Guys at Christmas" presents eight exceptional and best-selling titles not previously available in a TB voicing--this time featuring holiday repertoire--in a cost-saving reproducible format. For just over $5 per title, your purchase includes the non-transferable right to make a personal copy of the music for each singer, no matter how big your choir--both now and for years to come--plus a helpful accompaniment CD. The featured titles include the music some of today's best educational choral composers, making this unique collection both practical and a great resource for TB holiday repertoire.

Songlist: Cantate Hodie! (Sing Today), Noel, Noel , Whatcha Gonna Call That Baby?, Beautiful December, African Noel, A La Nanita Nana , Riu, Riu, Chiu, Have a Merry One!

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Voicing: TB | 7929b | Songbook & 1 CD | $44.95


Linda Spevacek : Christmas Carols for Mixed Voices : SATB : Sheet Music

Linda Spevacek : Christmas Carols for Mixed Voices

The vibrant, festive original, 'Merrily Sing Noel!' is a marvelous opener or change-of-pace selection. Its fanfare-like style and bright mood also offer nice, effective dynamic contrasts. Superb treble writing! The madrigal-like setting of the traditional Christmas greeting, 'Sing hey!' features a festive dance-like flavor. Most accessible, engaging, and fun, it alsomakes an excellent choice for madrigal dinners. 'The Sound of Pipe and Drum' is a delightfully fresh new setting of the lively, dance-like Pierre Certon madrigal, complete with a new English text and appropriate for general concert/contest use or for Christmas. The original French lyrics are included as an option. The new voicings of this best-selling arrangement of the Spanish Carol, 'Riu, Riu, Chiu,' include text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs.

Songlist: Merrily Sing Noel!, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Sing Hey, The Sound of Pipe and Drum

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Voicing: SATB | 9503b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Linda Spevacek : Sacred Christmas Carols for 3 Part Women's Voices : SSA : Sheet Music

Linda Spevacek : Sacred Christmas Carols for 3 Part Women's Voices

The vibrant, upbeat original, 'A Glad Noel' is a marvelous opener or change-of-pace selection. Its fanfare-like style and bright mood will inspire the joyous spirit of the season. Creative and charming, it is easy and accessible, yet sounds sophisticated, make it an ideal choice. 'A Jubilant Gloria' is an exceptional work that offers driving rhythmic excitement from its fanfare-like opening to its exhilarating conclusion. This sophisticated piece sings easily and sounds gloriously full. The new voicings of this best-selling arrangement of the Spanish Carol, 'Riu, Riu, Chiu,' include text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs.

Songlist: A Glad Noel, A Jubilant Gloria, Riu, Riu, Chiu

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Voicing: SSA | 9506b | Sheet Music | $5.95 | A Cappella


Linda Spevacek : Accompanied Christmas Gems for 2 Part Treble Choirs : Treble 2 part : Sheet Music

Linda Spevacek : Accompanied Christmas Gems for 2 Part Treble Choirs

The new voicings of this best-selling arrangement of the Spanish Carol, 'Riu, Riu, Chiu,' include text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs. The vibrant, festive original, 'Merrily Sing Noel!' is a marvelous opener or change-of-pace selection. Its fanfare-like style and bright mood also offer nice, effective dynamic contrasts. Superb treble writing! 'Christmas Madrigal Roundezvous' is a sparkling, festive, and extremely clever original madrigal, sung in a round, with a contrasting, lilting middle section. The uplifting lyrics of 'A Festive Madrigal' begin that bright, jovial original madrigal, which 'sings in' the holiday season. A marvelous, accessible choice which also works well for smaller ensembles.

Songlist: Christmas Madrigal Roundezvous, A Festive Madrigal , Merrily Sing Noel!, Riu, Riu, Chiu

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Voicing: Treble 2 part | 9507b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Spanish Carols : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Spanish Carols

A fine collection of unaccompanied Spanish Christmas carols with both English and Spanish text along with a pronunciation guide. The Emily Crocker arrangements, as always, are delightful and are most rewarding in performance. The King's Singers arrangements of three traditional carols are a special treat and the Norman Luboff arrangement of "A La Nanita Nana" is from his Holiday hit album "Songs of Christmas". Rounding out the collection are three arrangements of sixteenth century carols from the New York Pro Musica series.

Songlist: A La Nanita Nana, Riu, Riu, Chiu: El Lobo Rabioso, Adorar al Nino (Come Adore The Baby), Pastores a Belen, Que Regalo? (What Shall I Bring?), Spanish Shepherds' Song, Over All The Land, E La Don Don Verges Maria , Riu, Riu, Chiu, Dadme albricias, hijos d'Eva

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Voicing: SATB | 8042b | Sheet Music | $11.50 | A Cappella


Various Composers : Five Centuries of Choral Music Vol 2 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999888591 : 1423472195 : 50488859

Various Composers : Five Centuries of Choral Music Vol 2

An overview of choral music past and present which has stood the test of time, taste and taskmasters, these are 25 short works and excepts from larger works. This collection contains enough inspired music to comprise varied programs for choruses of average to excellent abilities.

Songlist: Ave Maria, Ave Verum Corpus, If ye love Me, keep My commandments, II est be et bon, Riu, Riu, Chiu, The Silver Swan, Coronation Anthem No.1, Crucifixus, Domine fili unigenite , May the God of Wit Inspire, Dies Irae, Lacrymosa, The Heavens Are Telling, Kittery, Golden Meadows, He that shall endure, In stiller Nacht, Locus iste, The Shepherds Farewell to the Holy Family from The Childhood of Christ, The Coolin , For all the Saints, O Magnum Mysterium, Agincourt Carol, Amazing Grace, Fum, Fum, Fum

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Voicing: SATB | 6737b | Songbook | $10.95


Cantamus : Noel : 00  1 CD : Pamela Cook

Cantamus : Noel

Founder Pamela Cook directs Cantamus, based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK, her 40 hand picked singers, girls age 13 to 19, in a generous, finely-crafted Christmas collection of 19 songs. Just a quick listen to John Rutter's "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day," and accompanist Michael Neaum's arrangements of "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Do You Hear What I Hear," and we know what a treat "Noel" is going to be! Mostly accompanied by piano, flute and other instruments, there are few sounds as joyous and welcoming at Christmas than these soaring, spirited young voices singing favorites like "Patapan," "Stille Nacht," "White Christmas," "Riu, Riu Chiu" and "Away in a Manger;" and lesser-known tunes like "I Sing of a Maiden," "Lullay Myn Lyking," "Midwinter" and "Pastorcito Santo." Treat yourself and your loved ones to "Noel," a true musical Christmas gift!

Songlist: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, The Little Drummer Boy, Do You Hear What I Hear?, I Sing of a Maiden, A Maiden Most Gentle, Patapan, Midwinter, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Pastorcito Santo, Shepherd's Pipe Carol, What Child is This?, The Lily and the Rose, Sussex Carol, Stille Nacht, Mary's Lullaby, Lullay Myn Lyking, Away in a Manger, The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, White Christmas

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5978c | 1 CD | $16.95


Cantus : Comfort and Joy Vol 2 : 00  1 CD

Cantus : Comfort and Joy Vol 2

Minneapolis/St. Paul's ten-strong, all-male Cantus has impressed us with their excellent earlier recordings and continue to do so with "Comfort and Joy: Volume Two," their second Christmas recording. Song selection and arrangements (and, for that matter, the elegant liner notes) are particularly fine here. Little-known pieces like "Puer natus in Bethlehem," Omnis mundus jucundetur," "Four Carols" by Halsey Stevens," Wm. Dawson's "Hail Mary," the Plainchant "Hodie Christus natus est," the Georgian wassailing song "Alilo," Ariel Ramirez' "Los Reyes Magos" and Babatunde Olatunji's "Betelehemu" with the more traditional carols like "Go Tell it On the Mountain," the French carol "Masters In This Hall," "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen," "Riiu Riu Chiu," and an almost unrecognizable arrangement of "Deck the Halls." Some percussion and accompaniment. Consistent throughout are the powerful harmonies of Cantus, one of our favorite male ensembles.

Songlist: Puer natus in Bethlehem, Omnis mundus jucundetur, Four Carols, All This Night Shrill Chanticleer, What Sweeter Music, As I Out Rode This Enderes Night, A Virgin Most Pure, Hail Mary, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Hodie Christmas naatus est, Masters in this Hall, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Alilo, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Los Reyes Magos, Bethlehemu, Deck The Halls

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7876c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Chanticleer : Our Heart's Joy : 00  1 CD : Joseph Jennings : 8803

Chanticleer : Our Heart's Joy

Comprising a mix of old and new, ecclesiastic and pastoral, familiar and undiscovered, this CD is a rich array. Biebl's "Ave Maria" is a contemporary setting, the final "Amen" resolved in a series of step-wise imitative phrases. Britten's "A Hymn To The Virgin" is a simple and consonant arrangement with a stark and melancholy beauty. The merry and lively ""Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant" is arranged by Rutter, while a medley of Christmas spirituals is a satisfying blend of Chanticleer's trained vocal style, with the non-diatonic contradiction of the blues. The final track: "Silent Night," capturing all the magic of the season, as simple and unique as a perfect snowflake. Newly remastered in 2004.

Songlist: Ave Maria...Virgo serena , Quem vidistis pastores?, In dulci jubilio, Virgen sancta, E la don don , Riu, riu, chiu , Ave Maria , There Is No Rose , A Hymn to the Virgin, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day -, Il est ne le divin enfant , O Come, o Come, Emmanuel , I Wonder as I Wander , Medley of Christmas Spirituals, Rise Up Shepherd and Follow, Behold That Star, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Poor Little Jesus, What Month Was Jesus Born in?, Children, Go Where I Send Thee, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Silent Night

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6302c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Classic Christmas Carols : 00  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


Chromatics : Unwrapped : 00  1 CD

Chromatics : Unwrapped

Padi Boyd, Lisa Kelleher, Paul Kolb, John Meyer, Deb Nixon, Alan Smale and Karen Smale, the Chromatics, bring us a bright, fresh Christmas CD, featuring standard carols and pop tunes, strikingly arranged. They're all here: "Angels We Have Heard On High," "White Christmas," "Let It Snow, Let It Snow," "Frosty/Santa Medley," 14 classic songs to help fill you with the Christmas spirit!

Songlist: Angles We Have Heard On High, White Christmas, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, Sing With Gladness, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Frosty/Santa Medley, Winter Madrigal, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, A Merry Christmas, Glory Hallelu, The One Horse Open Sleigh, Silent Night

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2947c | 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella


Cincinnati Boychoir : Gift Vol 2 : 00  1 CD : Randall N. Wolfe

Cincinnati Boychoir : Gift Vol 2

Founded in 1965, the Cincinnati Boychoir is divided into three groups; the Training Choir, Resident Choir, and the elite Touring Choir. Their Christmas CD, "Gift," is exactly that! Beginning with Josef Rheinburger's "Messe in A, Op. 125 and Benjamin Britten's 12-part "Ceremony of Carols," we proceed to 5 Christmas Carols, including "Joy to the World," the Sicilian hymn "O Sanctissima," and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." Then we have 4 "Holiday Songs with the Resident Choir," "Riu, Riu, Chiu," "Children's Song of the Nativity," "Nino Querido" and "Ding, Dong, Merrily on High; followed by 6 "Holiday Favorites," which include the German tune "Kling, Clockchen," "The Little Drummer Boy," "Toyland" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." All songs are accompanied by piano, harp and other instruments. As Christmas is about one special child, we particularly love beautiful Christmas music sung by a fine, well-directed children's choir like the Cincinnati Boychoir - it's a Gift!

Songlist: Messe in A, Op. 125, Gloria, A Ceremony of Carols , Processional, Wolcum, Yule!, There Is No Rose, That Yonge Child, Balulalow, As Dew in Aprille, The Little Babe, Interlude, Spring Carol, Deo Gracias, Recessional, Christmas Carols:, Joy the the World , O Sanctissima , Hark, the Herald Angels Sing , O come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Holiday Songs with the Resident Choir, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Children's Song of the Nativity , Nino Querido , Ding, Dong, Merrily On High , Holiday Favorites, Kling, Glockchen, The Little Drummer Boy , Toyland , We Need a Little Christmas , and more

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7738c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella


Harvard University Choir : Carols From The Yards : 00  1 CD : Murray Forbes Somerville : 49075

Harvard University Choir : Carols From The Yards

The echoes of carols have been heard through Harvard Yard since 1910, when Archibald Davison, newly-appointed University Organist and Choirmaster, and Edward Moore, Prof. of Christian Morals, designed the order of service still used every year. Directed by Murray F. Somerville, and accompanied by The Bach Society Orchestra and an organist, there are 25 songs on "Carols," telling the story of Jesus' birth in song. Some favorites-"Adeste Fideles," Charles Calahan's "Come Rejoicing, Praises Voicing,," the spiritual "Mary Had A Baby," "In The Bleak Mid-Winter," "Sing Lullaby," "Jesus, Jesus, rest your head" and "Joy to the World." A beautifully sung and spoken Christmas story. Accompaniment on some songs.

Songlist: PreludeL In dulci jubilo , Introit: In dulci jubilo , Processional Hymn: Adeste Fideles, Sentences from Scripture and Invocation, The First lesson- Isaiah 35:1-10, Canite Tuba, Come rejoicing, praises voicing, Ein Kind is uns geboren , Hymn: Personent Hodie , The Second lesson- Luke 1:26-38, Ave Maria , Mary Had a Baby , Riu, Riu, Chiu, In the ending of the Year , The Third Lesson- Luke 2:1-20, In the bleak mid-winter , And all in the morning , Sing Lullaby , To us is born Immanuel , Jesus, Jesus, rest your head , Hymn: Silent Night, Prayers and the Lord's Prayer, Hymn: Joy to the world , Benediction and Choral Amen , Postlude: Paean on "Divinum Mysterium"

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7336c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


King's Singers : A Little Christmas : 00  1 CD : 49909.2

King's Singers : A Little Christmas

Recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios in 1989, this partially-orchestrated recording (The City Of London Sinfonia on about half the tracks, their brass quintet on another handful), is Britain's King's Singers at their delightful best. This classically-educated male sextet is known for their lively performances - never pedantic, always entertaining. They navigate through the most challenging and thrilling of passages, as wave upon wave of countermelody ascend and crescendo from every quadrant, with apparent ease and confidence. The a cappella arrangements, such as "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Stille Nacht" (sung in German), are uncomplicated and soothing, sung with perfect majesty. "A Little Christmas Music (Medley a la Mozart)" with guest soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, is the CD's heroic odyssey, going completely over the top with reckless abandon!

Songlist: Here We Come A-Wassailing, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, The Little Drummer Boy, I Wonder as I Wander, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprugen, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Stille Nacht, O Little Town of Bethlehem, A Little Christmas Music, Coventry Carol, The Boar's Head Carol, Gaudete, Joy to the World, Riu, Riu, Chiu, El Nino Querido, Villancico Catalan, Deck the Hall, The Wexford Carol, The Gift (Simple Gifts), Patapan and Farandole

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Performed by King's Singers | 6118c | 1 CD | $16.98 | Some a cappella


Luther College Nordic Choir : The Eight Chestnut Horses : 00  1 CD : Weston Noble : LCRNC04-1

Luther College Nordic Choir : The Eight Chestnut Horses

Not surprisingly, on most of their excellent CDs the Nordic Choir focuses on selections of Christian sacred and spiritual music. In a dramatic change of direction that highlights the Choir's versatility, "Horses" is a collection of World music, beginning with the thundering drums of David Fanshawe's "African Sanctus" and the gentle guitar riffs of "A La Nanita Nana" by Roger Folstrom, the CD continually surprises us. The powerful "Betelehemu" is a "bring the house down" piece in concert, "Prayer of the Children," brings tears remembering children caught in bloodshed and ethnic conflict in the former Yugoslavia in the 1970, and the Chinese "Usuli Boat Song," celebrates finding ways to be happy. The final cut, the title tune, a Mongolian song actually called "Naiman Sharag," gives the feeling of horses running, the song ends quietly, as if the horses are in the far distance. Some strong percussion and light accompaniment. A wonderful, powerful CD!

Songlist: African Sanctus, A La Nanita nana, Betelehemu, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Prayer of the Children, Hacia Belen va un borrico, Cantos Sagrados, African Noel, Song of Cherubim, Usuli Boat Song, Noel Ayisyen (Haitian Noel), Shut de Do, Naiman Sharag (The Eight Chestnut Horses)

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7708c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Luther College Nordic Choir : Christmas with the Nordic Choir Vol 1 : 00  1 CD : Weston Noble : LCNC-1995-1

Luther College Nordic Choir : Christmas with the Nordic Choir Vol 1

Internationally-known conductor Weston Noble leads his renowned, extensively touring Nordic Choir in an excellent collection of 14 Christmas songs. A few are familiar carols ("Riu, Riu, Chiu," "I Saw Three Ships," "Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head"), others (Tschesnokoff's "Salvation is Created," Franz Biebl's "Ave Maria," Renee Clausen's "Hosanna," Wm. Mathias' "Hodie, Christus Natus Est," F. Melius Christiansen's sweet "Lullaby on Christmas Eve," Kenneth Leighton's "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child," E. Paladilhe's "Benedictus," Andre Thomas' "African Noel" and Jean Berger's "Magnificat") are beautiful, rarely performed gems that are a treat to hear performed by such an esteemed ensemble. Some light accompaniment. "Christmas with" is a treasure!

Songlist: Salvation is Created, Ave Maria, Betelehemu, Hosanna, A La Nanita Nana, Riu, Riu, Chiu, I Saw Three Ships, Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head, Hodie, Christus Natus Est, Lullaby on Christmas Eve, Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child, Benedictus E. Paladilhe, African Noel, Magnificat

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7958c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Minnesota Boychoir : Winter Wonderland : 00  1 CD : Mark S. Johnson

Minnesota Boychoir : Winter Wonderland

Building their excellent reputation since 1962, the Minnesota Boychoir applies their rich, youthful sound to 11 piano-accompanied Christmas standards. Favorites such as "Winter Wonderland," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," a rich a cappella arrangement of "I Saw Three Ships," "Riu, Riu, Chiu" and "Once in Royal David's City" are here, as well as more unexpected gifts: Keith Hampton's spiritual medley "True Light," Bob Chilcott's lovely "Mid-winter," John Rutter's "Candlelight Carol," Carolyn Jennings' "Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain" and the rhythmic gem, "African Carol." "Wonderland" is exactly that, a sweet gift to all from Minnesota's talented Boychoir.

Songlist: Winter Wonderland, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, I Saw Three Ships, True Light, Mid-Winter, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Candlelight Carol, African Noel, Climb To The Top Of The Highest Mountain, Once In A Royal David's City, Christmas Time is Here

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8582c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Some a cappella


Mormon Tabernacle Choir with The King's Singers : Rejoice and Be Merry! : 00  1 CD : 5007325

Mormon Tabernacle Choir with The King's Singers : Rejoice and Be Merry!

"Rejoice and Be Merry!" is the 2007 Christmas concert recorded in Salt Lake City by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and special guests, The King's Singers. Recorded in high-definition video and 5.1 Surround Sound, this CD is a smorgasborg for the ears. These massive concerts, given as a free gift to the community each year, and broadcast by PBS, are both joyful and reverential. This CD offers the full experience of the concert, with a 'you-are-there' viewpoint and behind the scenes interviews that can be viewed again and again. The choir is joined by the 120-member Orchestra at Temple Square, as well as The Bells at Temple Square, plus a score of dancers who perform an opening processional, and take part in the charming, complete presentation of "The Twelve Days Of Christmas" which has to be seen to be believed.

Songlist: Rejoice And Be Merry, The First Nowell, Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly, El Nino Querido, La Peregrinacion, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine, One December, Bright And Clear, O Holy Night, Sussex Carol, Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow!, Little Drummer Boy, Jingle Bells, I Saw Three Ships, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, What Child Is This?, The Christmas Story: Luke 2, Angels, From The Realms Of Glory

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Performed by King's Singers | 8947c | 1 CD | $15.95


Motet Singers : Sing Noel : 00  1 CD

Motet Singers : Sing Noel

The Motet Singers are ten female vocalists who began in 1982 as a vocal sight-reading group under the direction of Hannelore Good. They sing a cappella music from classical, folk and popular genres, ranging from medieval to contemporary, and are known for their pure sound, seamless blending of voices and the eclectic variety of their music. There are 20 tracks here, from a fine "Salve Regina" by Javier Busto and several other contemporary and 20th century pieces, to short sacred works by Renaissance composers Morales and Palestrina, to some very nice 19th and 20th century arrangements of Spanish carols from various periods. Some of our favorites: "A la Puerta del Cielo," "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree" and "Ave Maria." There are drums on at least one cut. Everything relates to the Nativity theme, and there is a nice mix of unfamiliar winners with familiar favorites. An exceptional, beautifully sung CD!

Songlist: Sactus, O My Dear Heart, Three Spanish Carols, Ya Viene La Vieja, A La Puerta del Cielo, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Deck the Hall, White Christmas, Ave Maria, Lullay my liking, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, O Magnum Mysterium, Maria durch ein' Dornwald ging, Over the Hill Maria Went, A La Nanita Nana, Good King Wenceslas, The Christmas Song, The Holly and the Ivy, The Three Kings, Some Children See Him, Salve Regina

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6781c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Oxford Camerata : Medieval Carols : 00  1 CD : Jeremy Summerly : 8550751

Oxford Camerata : Medieval Carols

In 15th-century England a tradition grew up for the composition of polyphonic carols. None of them is ascribed to a specific composer or poet, neither is their function completely understood. The form is that of alternating verses and burdens (refrains), the language generally being a mixture of Latin and English. The majority of the carols have sacred texts and it is possible that these were designed for liturgical use. Others are moralistic or celebratory and were possibly used to enliven feasts and banquets in aristocratic households or for recreational purposes at educational establishments. This CD is (along with the selection of songs from the Piae Cantiones) the Camerata's smallest-scale recording project. Only four voices are used throughout (Rebecca Outram, Deborah Mackay, Philip Cave, and Jeremy Summerly) although one of the tracks does also involve Jeremy Summerly playing the tambourine! The Christmas spirit was well captured by arranging to record this CD in December in sub-zero temperatures. The project attracted much attention and ulitmately resulted in the milennial publication of a volume of medieval songs and carols by Faber Music entitled Passetime with good company!

Songlist: Ave Maria, What Tiding's Bringest Thou, O Virdissima Virga, Alma Redemptoris Mater, Deo Gracias Anglia, Be Merry Be Merry, Riu, Riu, Chiu, There Is No Rose, Planctus Guillelmus, Eya Mater Stephane, Gaudate Christus Est Natus, Hail Mary Full Of Grace, Now We May Singen, Nowell Sing We, Planctus David

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8456c | 1 CD | $12.98 | A Cappella


Sixteen : Christmas Music from Medieval & Renaissance : 00  1 CD : Harry Christophers : 66263

Sixteen : Christmas Music from Medieval & Renaissance

A fine collection of Christmas music from medieval and renaissance Europe by this highly accomplished choir under the direction of Harry Christophers. Many works from England including the stunning Tallis composition "Videte Miraculuum' and several carols from Europe including those by Jacob Handl, Jean Mouton and Orlandus Lassus.

Songlist: Puer Natus Est Nobis, Nowell Nowell In Bethlehem, Gaudete, Nesciens Mater , The Song Of The Nuns Of Chester, Coventry Carol, The Boar's Head Carol, Videte Miraculum, Quem Pastores Laudavere, Pueri Concinite , O Magnum Mysterium, Resonet In Laudibus , In Dulci Jubilo, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Nesciens Mater , Omnes De Saba

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8445c | 1 CD | $18.98 | A Cappella


St. Louis Children's Choir : Making Seasons Bright : 00  2 CDs : Barbara Berner

St. Louis Children's Choir : Making Seasons Bright

"Making Seasons Bright!" is a sumptuous, joyous 2-disc collection from the 500 singers of the St. Louis Children's Choirs, conducted by Artistic Director Barbara Berner. From the advanced touring Concert Choir and Choristers to the beginning Children's Choir; including the intermediate Chorales, Music Makers, Young Men's Ensemble and Chamber Singers, each of these choirs has its own wonderful sound and personality. There are 44 songs here, many of them familiar standards like "Go Where I Send Thee, "Angels We Have Heard On High," "The Holly and The Ivy," "Silent Night, " "Carol of the Bells" and "Riu, Riu, Chiu," and some tunes we are enjoying for the first time, such as Noel Goemanne's "The Carol of the Dance," Allan Naplan's "Hine Ma Tov," "Douglas Mountain," "S'vivon," Hal Leonard's "Reindeer Jive," Michael Isaacson's "Light the Legend" and several others. It's nice to hear several Hanukkah tunes instead of one or maybe two. All the songs are at least lightly accompanied. "Making Seasons Bright" is a rich collection of holiday music from many different traditions, sung by choirs of beautifully-trained children-what could be better?

Songlist: Disc 1, The Carol of the Dance, This Little Babe, Go Where I Send Thee, There Is No Rose, Hallelujah, Glory Hallelujah, The Time of Snow, Angels We Have Heard on High, The Holly and the Ivy, Douglas Mountain, S'vivon, On Christmas Night , Carol of the Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Hine Ma Tov, Reindeer Jive, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Sweet Songs of Christmas, Jingle Bell Swing, The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, Light the Legend, Lullaby Carol - Premier, Silent Night, All is Well, Disc 2, Be We Merry, Lullay, Susanni, Welcome, Yule!, What Child, and more

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8903c | 2 CDs | $19.95


Tucson Girl's Choir : Gift of the Holidays : 00  1 CD

Tucson Girl's Choir : Gift of the Holidays

On this recording, Tucson Girls Chorus shares music of the holiday with you. From the haunting message in "Stopping By Woods," by Vera Kistler to the rousing "A la Russe," arranged by Riegger the chorus sings a variety of new pieces and old favorites. This talented choir is sure to put you in the holiday mood.

Songlist: Winter Wonderland , Stopping By Woods, Kyrie from Missa Brevis in C Minor, Ukrainian Bell Carol , Da Pacem , On This Delightful Day , Gesu Bambino , A la Russe (The Sleigh), Ave Maria (linda Nolan), Riu, Riu, Chiu , Nieve (So Softly) , Hurry, Hurry Yonder, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, I'll Be Home For Christmas, What Child Is This?

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7261c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Voena : A Cappella World : 00  1 CD : Anabelle Cruz

Voena : A Cappella World

VOENA is a children's choir unique to the United States: children as young as six and as old as 18, multicultural in their backgrounds, living and growing up in America, blending their most natural birth given voices." This is how Annabelle Cruz, Director, describes the choir she has brought together with the hope that they become not just a choir but a family...a VOENA family. The 56-strong mixed choir bring us 26 joyous songs, beginning with their own song, "Voena Story," the marvelous "Prayer of the Children," an original with lively percussion by the Director, "Holy Spirit, Come" (she also wrote the excellent "Scat Play," "Clap Your Hands," and "One Light, One Voice," as well as arranging and writing lyrics for other tunes) and continuing with folk songs and spirituals from the Bantu African, Gaelic, Russian, Filipino, Korean, Ladino, 16th century Spanish, Eastern European Jewish, South African, African American, Hebrew, Japanese, 17th Century German, Guam and Old English traditions. Listening to this fun, spirited stuff gives you hope and inspiration--just what the doctor ordered these days! Some light percussion. Recommended.

Songlist: Prayer of the Children, Holy Spirit, Mede Brebre, Fiona's Lullaby, Birch Tree, O Sifuni Mungu, Arirang, Los Biblicos, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Haida Haida, Scat Play, Siyahamba, Nsa Ni O, Wade in the Water, We Have Come to Tell a Story, Hine Ma Tov, Et Dodim, Dodi Li, Lullaby, German Canon, Bebe, Si Jose, Cuckoo Canon, Clap Yo' Hands, One Light, One Voice

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6854c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Carols From King's : DVD : OAO822D

Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Carols From King's

The world famous Christmas Eve service, presented by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, is brought to us in a format it was destined to be seen on - DVD. This widescreen BBC presentation is a dazzling display that is sure to be enjoyed by any who appreciate both watching and listening to christmas choral music. Some memoralable moments include the opening boy soprano solo if "One in royal David's city," the big choir sound of "Silent Night," the fast-pased "Riu, Riu Chiu" which is sure to put a smile on your face and the beautiful soothing melody of "I Wonder As I Wander." Also, the finale, "Hark The Herald Angels Sing." Along with the pristine DVD transfer of the service, those who buy this DVD will also be treated to the first televised service, recorded in 1954, as well as giving you the option of viewing only the musical portions of the service, excluding the readings. Also, a booklet detailing the history of the service, lyrics to all songs and a 30 minute conversation between Sir David Wilcox, Sir Philip Ledger and Stephen Cleobury, the three Directors of Music at King's Collefge since 1957.

Songlist: Once in royal David's city, Quem pastores laudavere, In dulci jubilo, Angels from the realms of glory, In the bleak mid-winter, Quittez, pasteurs, While shepherds watched, Silent Night, The Shepherd's Carol, The Angels and the Shepherds, Riu, riu, chiu, O little town of Bethlehem, The Shepherds' Farewell, I wonder as I wander, Small wonder the star, Sussex Carol, Gloria in excelsis Deo, God rest ye merry gentlemen, Hark! the herald angels sing

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7351dvd | DVD | $24.98


Individual Folios

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Riu, Riu, Chiu : SAB : Audrey Snyder : DVD : 08740652 : 073999406528

Audrey Snyder : Riu, Riu, Chiu

Here is a setting of the anonymous 16th-century Spanish carol with a secular English text. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:00.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
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| 08740652


Riu, Riu, Chiu : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08740653 : 073999406535

Audrey Snyder : Riu, Riu, Chiu

Here is a setting of the anonymous 16th-century Spanish carol with a secular English text. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:00.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740653


Riu, Riu, Chiu : SA : Linda Spevacek : Sheet Music : 15-1415H

Linda Spevacek : Riu, Riu, Chiu

The new voicings of this best-selling Spanish carol arrangement include text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $1.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-1415H


Riu, Riu, Chiu : SATB : Linda Spevacek : Sheet Music : 15-1996H

Linda Spevacek : Riu, Riu, Chiu

This best-selling Spanish carol arrangement includes text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-1996H


Riu, Riu, Chiu : SSA : Linda Spevacek : Sheet Music : 15-1997H

Linda Spevacek : Riu, Riu, Chiu

The new voicings of this best-selling Spanish carol arrangement include text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-1997H


Riu, Riu, Chiu : SATB : Noah Greenberg : Sheet Music : 50232820 : 073999328202 : 0793554780

Noah Greenberg : Riu, Riu, Chiu

The popular edition of the Renaissance work Noah Greenberg prepared for New York Pro Musica. Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Noah Greenberg

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50232820

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