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Sans Day Carol

Traditional English Carol

The "Sans Day Carol" or "St. Day Carol" is one of the many Cornish Christmas carols written in the 19th century. This carol and its melody were first transcribed from the singing of Thomas Beard, a villager in St Day in the parish of Gwennap, Cornwall. The fourth verse is a translation from the Cornish version, "Ma gron war'n gelln".[1] The lyrics of "Now the holly bears a berry", the text most associated with the Sans Day Carol, are similar to those of "The Holly and the Ivy" and it is no. 35 in the Oxford Book of Carols.


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Ben Parry : The Essential Carol Singer : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780571525126 : 12-0571525121

Ben Parry : The Essential Carol Singer

The Essential Carol Singer provides the solution to the endless problem of too many books and not enough hands. It includes thirty of the most popular carols in one book, all SATB, unaccompanied, with no divisi. This pocket-sized, lightweight volume is easy to read and the short score layout allows for optional accompaniment if required. All the carols are arranged in alphabetical order for ease of use, with one carol per page. Offering simple arrangements in practical keys, The Essential Carol Singer is every singer's companion for Christmas. Selected and edited by former long-time Swingle Singer Ben Parry.

Songlist: Angels From The Realms Of Glory, Away In A Manger, Boar's Head Carol, Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly, Ding! Dong! Merrily On High, The First Nowell, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Here We Come A-Wassiling, The Holly And The Ivy, I Saw Three Ships, In The Bleak Midwinter, Infant Holy, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Joy The World, Now The Holly Bears A Berry, O Christmas Tree, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, On Christmas Night All Christians Sing, Once In Royal David's City, Sans Day Carol, See, Amid The Winter's Snow, Silent Night, Sussex Carol, Unto Us Is Born A Child, We Three Kings Of Orient Point Are, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9127b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


Peter Hunt : Voiceworks at Christmas - 30 Seasonal Songs : Kids : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : Peter Hunt : 9780193435537

Peter Hunt : Voiceworks at Christmas - 30 Seasonal Songs

Voiceworks at Christmas is an inspired new collection of 30 seasonal songs from unison to 4-part harmony and beyond. It's invaluable to all choral groups and overflows with festive cheer. The songs range from plainsong to jazz carols, gospel songs and folk pieces to well-known carols in sparkling new arrangements, and brand new carols by living composers. Voiceworks at Christmas features songs and carols suitable for singing at Advent, Christmas and secular occasions during the winter. Every type of voice at all stages of development can be accommodated, and, apart from the songs that specifically demand tenor and bass voices, they can be taken by anyone who can comfortably manage the range. The music is grouped loosely in themes, and each section contains a range of challenges from simple unison or two parts to fuller choral arrangements.

Songlist: Section I: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, Creator of the Stars of Night, Gaudete!, En! Natus Est Emanuel, Zion Hears the Watchmen's Voices, Section II: Sacred Harp and West Gallery, Ye Nations all, On You I Call, Radiance, While Sheperds Watched, While Sheperds Watched, Section III: New Takes on Old Carols, I Saw Three Ships, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Silent Night, Sans Day Carol, Noel Let Us Sing, Away in a Manger, Section IV: Spiritual and Gospel Connections, When the Sun's Reborn, Away in a Manger, Poor li'l Jesus, Behold that Star, Section V: Popular Connections, Mary's Lullaby, Ring Out the Bells, Mad World, Rudolf, the Red Nosed Reindeer, Section VI: Easy New Carols, Sing High, Sing Low, Kings Came Riding, and more

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Voicing: Kids | 9555b | Songbook & 1 CD | $49.50


William Llewellyn (Editor) : The Novello Book of Carols : SATB : 01 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


Cambridge Singers : The John Rutter Christmas Album : 00  1 CD : John Rutter : 510

Cambridge Singers : The John Rutter Christmas Album

The Renowned, 31-strong Cambridge Singers have a present for us: 23 songs of Christmas, many of them written, composed and/or arranged by contemporary composer John Rutter, a giant in the Choral world. "Jesus Child," "There Is A Flower," "Donkey Carol," "Wildwood Carol," "Angels' Carol," "Mary's Lullaby" - Rutter's original music is lovely, and the CS are the group to do it justice. Also fine are all the traditional carols like "I Saw Three Ships" and "Joy to the World." The songs are divided into six sections: Prologue, The Christmas Story, Christmas Night, Christmas Reflections, Christmas Joy and Epilog. Most of the songs are accompanied by the London Sinfonia. The liner notes are extensive and beautiful. A monumental achievement for the Cambridge Singers, a generous, spirited and brilliant Christmas CD!

Songlist: Wexford Carol, The Christmas story - Jesus child , There Is a Flower , Donkey Carol, Wild Wood Carol, Angels' Carol, Nativity Carol, Mary's lullaby , Star Carol, Candlelight Carol, Shepherd's Pipe Carol, Christmas lullaby , Dormi, Jesu , Love Came Down at Christmas , Sans Day Carol , I Wonder as I Wander , What Sweeter Music, Joy to the World , I Saw Three Ships, Deck the Hall , The Very Best Time of Year , We Wish You a Merry Christmas , Silent Night

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6766c | 1 CD | $11.98 | Primarily a cappella


Choir of Clare College : Carols From Clare : 00  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


Polyphony : John Rutter - Music For Christmas : 00  1 CD : Stephen Layton : CDA67245

Polyphony : John Rutter - Music For Christmas

The performances are uniformly excellent; Stephen Layton and his Polyphony vocal ensemble have shown a previous affinity for Rutter's work and this effort simply reaffirms their commitment to and love for this very special music. With the first notes of the joyous "Shepherd's Pipe Carol," we know that Christmas is coming and John Rutter is the man when it comes to Christmas music! And on "Music," we have 22 of Rutter's finest carols, lullabyes and other Christmas songs, sung by talented mixed ensemble Polyphony, conducted by Stephen Layton and accompanied on most tunes by the City of London Sinfonia. Favorites are the wistful, unaccompanied "There is a Flower," "Sans Day Carol," "I wonder as I wander," the lilting, joyful "Jesus Child," "The very best time of year," "Angel Tidings," "Christmas Lullabye," the exciting "Star Carol," "Carol of the Children," "Mary's Lullabye," "Angels' Carol" and the final cut, "Donkey Carol." A very special Christmas collection, sure to become some of your family's favorite music of the season! Beautiful, extensive liner notes, with a wonderful painting of the Three Wise Men on the cover. Outstanding.

Songlist: Shepherd's Pipe Carol, Nativity Carol, There is a Flower, Sans Day Carol, What Sweeter Music, I wonder as I wander, Jesus Child, Wild Wood Carol, The Very Best Time of Year, Away in a Manger, Angel Tidings, Christmas Lullaby, Dormi Jesu, Love came down at Christmas, Star Carol, Carol of the Children, Mary's Lullaby , Silent Night, Angels' Carol, Candlelight Carol, Second Amen, Donkey Carol

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7992c | 1 CD | $17.98 | Accompanied


St Charles Singers : Christmas In St Charles : 00  1 CD : Jeffrey Hunt : AFFM 9001

St Charles Singers : Christmas In St Charles

Proclaimed by classicaltoday.com to be "one of North America's outstanding choirs," the St. Charles Singers offer a bounty of Christmas music from Europe and America in arrangements by John Rutter, David Wilcocks and Robert Shaw and Alice Parker. It includes favorites such as "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Jingle Bells" and Rutter's charming "Donkey Carol." One of the less familiar pieces is a very lively setting by Arvo Part of the Slavonic Ave Maria, "Bogoroditse Djevo." Joining the choir on this CD are members of the Metropolis Chamber Orchestra and guitarist Goran Ivanovic. This is a wonderful collection for the Christmas season.

Songlist: Sans Day Carol, Away in a Manger, Nativity Carol, Quittez, Pasteurs, I Sing of a Maiden, Bogoroditse Djevo, I Wonder As I wander, Angels We have heard on High, For Unto Us a Child Is Born, While Stars Their Vigil Keep, Spanish Lullaby, Masters in This Hall, Christmas night, Little Road to Bethlehem, Donkey Carol, Jingle Bells, Ding Dong Merrily on High, El Noy de la Mare, Still, Still, Still

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7287c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella


Individual Folios

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Sans Day Carol : SATB : Pete Churchill :  1 CD : 9780193524408

Pete Churchill : Sans Day Carol

Pete Churchill's thrilling arrangement of this traditional Cornish carol has a gentle South African feel and features 'scat' singing and chromatic shifts in harmony. The traditional melody in 6/8 time is set against a jazz-waltz rhythm, giving a contemporary twist to this Christmas classic.

Arranger: Pete Churchill

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.85 | A Cappella |
9780193524408

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