a carol for unaccompanied mixed voices (SATB),
music by Richard Elfyn Jones
& words by David Broadbridge
The verses of this original carol are rich with imagery of the tree, the apple, Paradise and Eden, while the refrain taps into medieval rural traditions of verse and carolling. The music mirrors the theology of the words, conveying much emotional expression before reaching a powerful conclusion.
Published by Encore Publications, £2.50
Richard Elfyn Jones (b. 1944)
began his professional career as an organist, orchestral conductor and choral director after graduating from the University of Wales and King's College, Cambridge. He studied composition with William Mathias. He was a Limpus Prizewinner at the Royal College of Organists, and a semi-finalist in the Cantelli International Conducting Competition in Milan, Italy. For many years, he was Senior Lecturer in Music at Cardiff University. He also served as conductor of the Cardiff Polyphonic Choir (1977-91).
David Broadbridge (b. 1947) is a poet and translator. He read English and Theology at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. On leaving Oxford University he worked in education in Denmark and England. His book, Treading the Dance (Stacey 2011), is a translation of Danish medieval ballads, which was described by Seamus Heaney as 'beautifully produced and seriously enjoyable.' In 2017, Oversteps Books published Something in Writing, a collection of his finely-crafted poems.
Also available for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany
THE LORD AT FIRST DID ADAM MAKE
English traditional carol arranged for SATB, traditional words, £2.50
AWAY IN A MANGER
carol by W.J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921) arranged for two-part voices and organ/piano, words anonymous, 19th century, £1.95
traditional Suffolk melody arranged as a Christmas carol (suitable also for the Annunciation) for SATB and organ, words by John Bertalot (b. 1931), £2.50
IT IS HIGH TIME TO AWAKE
OUT OF SLEEP
carol for SATB, words from Romans 13.11 & 12, £1.95
BELIEVE AND LEAVE TO WONDER
carol for SATB, words anonymous, 15th century, £1.95
Basque carol arranged for SATB, words by S. Baring-Gould (1834-1924), £1.95
carol for SATB and organ, traditional Flemish words translated by Robert Graves (1895-1985), £2.50
THE PROMISE OF PEACE
two short carols for SATB (with divisions): A tender shoot, words by Otto Goldschmidt (1829-1907), translated by William Bartholomew (1793-1867); & Cradle song, words by
I. Watts (1674-1748), £1.95
Thomas Hewitt Jones
anthem for SATB and organ, words from the hymn Praise to the Holiest by Cardinal Newman (1801-90, £1.95
RISE UP, SHEPHERD!
spiritual arranged for baritone solo, SATB (with divisions), traditional words, £2.50
AN ANGEL CAME TO NAZARETH
carol of the Annunciation for SATB and organ, words by Robin Morrish, £2.50
ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT
carol arranged for SATB and organ, traditional words, £2.50
PAST THREE O'CLOCK
carol arranged for SATB (with divisions) and organ, words of the verses by George Woodward (1848-1934), plus a traditional refrain, £2.50
THE VOICE OF THE ANGEL GABRIEL
carol for SATB and organ, suitable for the Annunciation, Advent or Christmas, £2.50
CHILDING OF A MAIDEN BRIGHT
carol arranged for SATB and organ, words 14th century, £2.50
AS UP THE WOOD I TOOK
carol for SATB and organ, words by Selwyn Image (1849-1930), £2.50
carol for T solo, SS/AATBarB, containing an arrangement of the chorale, Wachet auf, words (from two Advent hymns) 6th century, translated by E. Caswell (1814-78) and by P. Nicolai (1556-1608), translated by F.C. Birkett (1864-1935), £2.50
carol for SATB (with divisions) and organ, words by Robin Morrish, £2.50
THE DARKEST MIDNIGHT IN DECEMBER
music adapted from an English traditional carol, collected by Cecil Sharp, arranged for SATB and organ. Words Irish traditional, after Fr. William Devereux, fl. 1728, £2.50
WHO WERE THE SHEPHERDS, MARY?
Basque carol arranged for SATB (after Sir Richard R. Terry 1865-1938), words by John Gray, £2.50
THE LORD AT FIRST HAD ADAM MADE
carol for Christmas Eve for SATB and organ, traditional words, £3.15
EASTERN MONARCHS, SAGES THREE
for SATB and organ, words 15th century, £1.95
I SAW THREE SHIPS
English traditional carol arranged for SATB and organ, traditional words, £3.15
THE SEVEN JOYS OF MARY
carol arranged for SATB and organ, traditional words, £3.15
SONG OF THE CRIB
(JOSEPH DEAREST, JOSEPH MINE)
German carol (15th century) arranged for SATB and organ or wind/brass ensemble, traditional words translated by Neville S. Talbot (1879-1943).
Choral edition (SATB & organ), £2.50
Orchestration (188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206.), available for hire from the publisher
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Offer Expires: 31 October 2017 (and all prices (GBP) are subject to change without notice)
Our printed sheet music is available from leading suppliers including
UK: Blackwell's Music Shop (Oxford), Forwoods Music Ltd, Foyles Bookshop (London) & Royal School of Church Music
USA: Cliff Hill Music Inc. and Lois Fyfe Music