Repertoire

Here is a list of music performed by Kelvedon Singers in recent years.

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English Madrigals & Songs

Have I found her? Thomas Bateson
All creatures now John Benet
Weep, O mine eyes John Benet
Though Amaryllis dance in green William Byrd
Fine knacks for ladies John Dowland
The silver swan Orlando Gibbons
Fire! Fire! Thomas Morley
Sing we and chant it Thomas Morley
See, see the shepherds' queen Thomas Tomkins
Mother, I will have a husband Thomas Vautor
Sweet Suffolk Owl Thomas Vautor
Draw on, sweet night John Wilbye
Flora gave me fairest flowers John Wilbye
Sweet honey-sucking bees John Wilbye
Come live with me Sir W Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875)
Lay a garland R L (de) Pearsall (1795-1856)
Who shall win my lady fair? R L (de) Pearsall (1795-1856)

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Folk songs and folk song arrangements from the British Isles

Three English Folk Songs

  1. The Brisk Young Widow
  2. The Willow Song
  3. Cob a Coalin'
Alan Bullard (b.1947)
My love is like a red, red rose Scottish song arr. Donald Cashmore
The lark in the clear air Trad Irish melody arr. Donald Cashmore
Swansea Town arr. Gustav Holst
The Ash Grove Welsh air (Llwyn onn) arr. Gordon Jacob
David of the White Rock Welsh melody arr. Christopher Phelps
Dashing away with the smoothing iron trad. arr. John Rutter
Just as the tide was flowing arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
The Turtle Dove arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

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Classic Victorian Ballads

Come into the Garden, Maud Michael Balfe (1808-1870) arr. Jonathan Rathbone
Tom Bowling Charles Dibdin (1745-1814) arr. Jonathan Rathbone
Love's Old Sweet Song James Lynam Molloy (1837-1909) arr. Jonathan Rathbone
The Snowy-breasted Pearl trad. arr. Jonathan Rathbone
The Road to Mandalay Oley Speaks (1874-1948) arr. Jonathan Rathbone
The Long Day Closes Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)

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Other English compositions

Hymn to St Cecilia Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Choral Dances from "Gloriana" Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Choral Suite: A Summer Garland Alan Bullard (b. 1947)
As torrents in Summer Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
My love dwelt in a northern land Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Spanish Serenade Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Sea Pictures

  • Sea Slumber Song
  • In Haven
  • Sabbath Morning at Sea
  • Where Corals Lie
  • The Swimmer
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
My spirit sang all day Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Canticle of Joy Alan Ridout (1934-1996)
It was a lover and his lass John Rutter (b.1945)
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven Howard Skempton (b.1947)
The Blue Bird Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Songs of the Sea & Songs of the Fleet

selection including:

  • Drake's Drum
  • Homeward Bound
  • The Old Superb
  • The Little Admiral
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Five Mystical Songs Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Serenade to Music Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
from Songs of Travel

  • Youth and Love
  • Whither Must I Wander?
  • I have trod the upward and the downward slope
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
from Three Shakespeare Songs

  • Full fathom five
  • Over hill, over dale
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Full fathom five Charles Wood (1866-1926)

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Negro Spirituals

All God's Chillun arr. Malcolm Sargent
Deep River arr. Roy Ringwald
Peter Go Ring Dem Bells arr. Philip G Wilkinson

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French and Italian Songs and Madrigals

Margot labourez les vignes Jacques Arcadelt
Trois Chansons

  1. Dieu, qu'il la fait bon regarder
  2. Quant j'ai ouy le tabourin
  3. Yver, vous n'estes qu'un villain
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
El Grillo Josquin des Prés
Six Chansons

  1. La Biche
  2. Le Cygne
  3. Puisque tout passe
  4. Printemps
  5. En Hiver
  6. Verger
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Au joly, joly boys Clément Jannequin (?1475-?1560)
Mon coeur se recommande à vous attrib. De Lassus (1532-1594)
Une puce Claude le Jeune (1528-1600)
Il est bel et bon Pierre Passereau (XVI cent)
Trois Chansons

  1. Nicolette
  2. Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis
  3. Ronde
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Sur le Pont d'Avignon trad. 15thC

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Secular Music - miscellaneous

Liebeslieder Walzer Op.52 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Choral Suite Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Three Nocturnes

  1. Sa nuit d'été
  2. Soneto de la noche
  3. Sure on this shining night
Morten Lauridsen (b.1943)
Schweigen Max Reger (1873-1916)
An die Musik Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

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Classic Popular Songs

Over the Rainbow Harold Arlen (1905-1986)
Blue Skies Irving Berlin (1888-1989) arr. Steve Zegree
Deep Purple Peter de Rose (1900-1953) arr. Andrew Carter /David Blackwell
Summer time George Gershwin (1898-1937)
S'Wonderful George and Ira Gershwin arr. David Blackwell
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) Trad. arr Peter Knight
Autumn Leaves Joseph Kosma arr. Andrew Carter
I'm Beginning to See the Light Harry James, Duke Ellingon et al arr. Betty Rice
They Didn't believe Me Jerome Kern (1885-1945) arr. Linda Spevacek
Moon River Henry Mancini arr. Steve Zegree
She was beautiful Stanley Myers arr. Roderick Williams
Begin the Beguine Cole Porter (1891-1964) arr. Andrew Carter
Miss Otis Regrets Cole Porter (1891-1964) arr. Martin Pickard
Night and Day Cole Porter (1891-1964) arr. Andrew Carter
Laura David Raskin (1912-2004) arr. Roderick Williams
Blue Moon Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) arr. David Blackwell
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Manning Sherwin
Ain't Misbehavin' Thomas ‘Fats' Waller/Harry Brooks arr. Peter Gritton
Tea for two Vincent Youmans (1898-1946)

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Operatic excerpts, medleys and songs from the shows

Selection from "Oliver" Lionel Bart
"West Side Story" selection Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Habanera (Carmen) Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
The Rhythm of Life Cy Coleman arr. Richard Barnes)
Summertime from "Porgy and Bess" George Gershwin (1898-1937) arr. Roderick Williams
Medley from "Crazy for You" George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Medley of songs from the First World War arr. Alwyn Humphreys
Medley from "The Lion King" Elton John
A Beatles Medley

  • Ob-la-di
  • And I love her
  • Penny Lane
Lennon & McCartney arr. Alan Simmons
The Bell Chorus from "I Pagliacci" Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857-1919) arr. P J Mansfield
Selection from "My Fair Lady" Frederick Loewe (1901-1988)
Selection from "Guys and Dolls" Frank Loesser (1910-1969)
Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
Cole Porter Medley

  • Another openin', another show
  • It was just one of those things
  • You do something to me
  • So in Love
  • Who wants to be a millionaire
arr. Alan Simmons
Kings of Swing

  • Begin the Beguine - Cole Porter
  • Ain't Misbehavin' - Thomas 'Fats' Waller
  • Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
  • Chattanooga Choo-Choo - Harry Warren
arr. Alan Simmons
Selection from Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss (1825-1899) arr. John Sacco
Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Songs from "South Pacific" Richard Rodgers transcribed Clay Warwick
Prayer from Moïse Gioacchino Rossini (1797-1868)
Medley from "Les Misérables" C-M Schonberg arr. Ed Lojesky
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

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From the Anglican Service

Jubilate Deo Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis - Collegium Regale Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis - Gloucester Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Jubilate Deo John Sanders (1933-2003)
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in C major Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis Herbert W Sumsion (1899-1995)

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Anthems, Motets & Sacred Songs

Gloria sei dir gesungen J C F Bach (1732-1795)
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 J S Bach (1685-1750)
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230 J S Bach (1685-1750)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 J S Bach (1685-1750)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence Edward C Bairstow (1874-1946)
Ave Maris Stella Lajos Bárdos (1899-1986)
O Lord Look Down From Heaven John Battishill (1738-1801)
Ave Maria Anton Bruckner (1732-1809)
Locus Iste Anton Bruckner (1732-1809)
Vexilla Regis Anton Bruckner (1732-1809)
Virga Jesse Anton Bruckner (1732-1809)
Alleluia! Alan Bullard (b.1947)
Four Sacred Songs Alan Bullard (b.1947)
Haec Dies William Byrd (1543?-1623)
Laudibus in Sanctis William Byrd (1543?-1623)
Never Weather-beaten sail Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
Quatre Motets sur des Thèmes Gregoriens Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Ave Maris Stella Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Ave, verum corpus Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Lux Aeterna Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Cantique de Jean Racine Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
God is gone up Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Hosanna to the Son of David Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
O clap your hands Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Totus Tuus Henryk Górecki (1933- 2010)
Ave, verum corpus Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Lord, let me know mine end Dr Maurice Greene (1696-1755)
Ave Maris Stella Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Coronation Anthems

  1. Zadok the priest
  2. Let thy hand be strengthened
  3. The King shall rejoice
  4. My heart is inditing
G F Handel (1685-1759)
Faire is the Heaven William H Harris (1883-1973)
Insanae et vanae curae Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Greater love hath no man John Ireland (1879-1962)
Versa es in luctum Alonso Lobo (c.1555-1617)
Crucifixus Antonio Lotti (1666-1740)
Lift up your heads, O ye gates William Mathias (1934-1992)
O be joyful William Mathias (1934-1992)
Hear my prayer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Ave, verum corpus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Alma redemptoris Mater G P da Palestrina (1525-1594)
I was glad Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
My soul, there is a country Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
Agnus Dei set to Albinoni's Adagio for Strings arr. Chris Phelps
Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Hear my prayer, O Lord Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
I was glad when they said unto me Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Lord, how long? Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
O sing unto the Lord a new song Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Rejoice in the Lord alway Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
The Lord bless you and keep you John Rutter (b.1945)
Three Motets, Op.38

  • Justorum animae
  • Coelos ascendit hodie
  • Beati quorum via
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
O Nata Lux de Lumine Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585)
Hosanna to the Son of David Thomas Weelkes (1576?-1623)
Gloria in excelsis Deo Thomas Weelkes (c1576-1623)
Ascribe unto the Lord S S Wesley (1810-1876)
Blessed be the God and Father S S Wesley (1810-1876)
Lead me, Lord S S Wesley (1810-1876)
Hail, gladdening light Charles Wood (1866-1926)
O thou, the central orb Charles Wood (1866-1926)

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Major works / Excerpts from major works

Christmas Oratorio (excerpts) - Sung in English J S Bach (1685-1750)
The St. John Passion - Sung in English J S Bach (1685-1750)
Four-part Mass William Byrd (1543?-1623)
Messe de Minuit Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1634-1704)
Te Deum Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)
from Five Psalms Op.74

  • How fair is thy face
  • In heav'n above
Edvard Grieg(1843-1907)
Dixit Dominus George Frederic Handel(1685-1759)
Messiah George Frederic Handel(1685-1759)
The Creation (exerpts) - sung in English Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Missa in angustiis - "Nelson" Mass Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Missa Brevis - "Kleine Orgelmesse" Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Missa Cellensis - "Mariazellermesse" Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Stabat Mater Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Te Deum Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Mass in D Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
Lux Aeterna Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)
St. Paul Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Beatus Vir Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Nisi Dominus - Psalm 126 Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Litaniae de Beata Virgine K109 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Regina coeli K108 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K339 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Carmina Burana Karl Orff (1895-1982)
Missa Papae Marcelli (G P da) Palestrina (1525-1594)
Magnificat Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
Gloria Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Messa di Gloria Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Ave Maria and Magnificat (Vespers op 37) Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Nine Advent Motets Op. 176 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Petite Messe Solennelle Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Stabat Mater Gioacchino Rossini(1792-1868)
Magnificat John Rutter (b.1945)
Mass in G Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
The Crucifixion John Stainer (1840-1901)
Missa Ave maris stella Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Gloria Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

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Miscellaneous

Three 'Abba' Songs

  • Dancing Queen
  • Mamma Mia
  • Thank You for the Music
Abba arr. Chris Phelps
Arioso - Vocalise arr. of Air on a G-String J S Bach (1685-1750)
The Teddy Bears' Picnic John Bratton arr. Andrew Carter
The Goslings Frederick Bridge (1844-1924)
Georgia on my Mind Hoagy Carmichael arr. Chris Phelps
Ching-a-ring chaw Aaron Copland (1900-1990) arr. Irving Fine
You Are the New Day John David arr. Peter Knight
Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan (b.1941) arr. Chris Phelps
Christopher Robin is Saying his Prayers H Fraser-Simson
Insalata Italiana Richard Genée (1823-1895)
I have a song to sing, O! from Yeomen of the Guard Gilbert & Sullivan
Brightly dawns our wedding day from The Mikado Gilbert & Sullivan
Bare Necessities Terry Gilkyson arr. Nicholas Hare
Irish tune from Co. Derry - Vocalise Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
Country Gardens Percy Grainger freely arr. David Tall
When I need you Hammond & Sager
Harry Catherine Howe
Mozart (as rarely heard) Overture 'The Magic Carpet' - a Tourist's Guide arranged after Mozart by Paul Jennings and Fritz Spiegl
Lullabye (Goodnight, my angel) Billy Joel (b.1949 arr. Philip Lawson
When I'm sixty-four Lennon & McCartney
Michelle Lennon & McCartney arr. Grayston Ives
Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury arr. Chris Phelps
Mambo Italiano Bob Merrill arr. Chris Phelps
Libertango Astor Piazzolla arr. Chris Phelps
A Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum arr. Chris Phelps
Three Hungarian folk songs Matyas Seiber (1905-1960)
Bridge Over Troubled Water Paul Simon (b.1941) arr. Chris Phelps
The Drunken Sailor sea shanty arr. Robert Sund
La Mer (Beyond the Sea) Charles Trenet(1913-2001) arr. Chris Phelps
The Mermaid (Marr-i-ed to a Mermaid) trad. arr. Michael Watson
Barber Shop

  • Graceful and easy
  • My Evaline
  • Slow motion time
Yale University Song Book

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Carols and Christmas Music

People, look east Besançon carol melody arr. Malcolm Archer
O holy night Adolphe Adam
O little one sweet J S Bach (1685-1750)
Christmas Landscape Bryan Barnes
The Little Road to Bethlehem Bryan Barnes
Twelfth Night Bryan Barnes
Susanni Richard Rodney Bennett
In Wintertime Lennox Berkeley
White Christmas Irving Berlin (1888-1989) arr. Roy Ringwald
The Shepherds' Farewell Hector Berlioz
Winter Wonderland Felix Bernard arr. Peter Gritton
Ceremony of Carols Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Hymn to the Virgin Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Cowboy Carol Cecil Broadhurst arr. Malcolm Sargent
from 10 Carols for Mixed Voices

  • A boy is born
  • And can this new born mystery
  • And all the stars looked down
  • Angel Alleluias
  • Glory to the Christ Child
  • Ring the Bells
  • Star of Wonder
  • The Gracious Gift
Alan Bullard
Angelus ad virginem 14th century arr. Andrew Carter
The Snow in the Street Alan Charlton
Salve puerule Marc-Antoine Charpentier ed. John Rutter
Away in a manger trad. Normandy tune arr. Hugo Cole
The Three Kings Peter Cornelius (1824-1874) arr. Ivor Atkins
from Palestine; Lo! Star-led chiefs William Crotch (1775-1847)
In the bleak midwinter Harold Darke (1888-1976)
The Holly and the Ivy English trad. arr. H Walford Davies
Carol of the Drum Katherine Davis (1892-1980)
The Holly and the Ivy John Gardner (1917-2011)
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day John Gardner (1917-2011)
A tender shoot Otto Goldschmidt
There was a pig went out to dig Percy Grainger
The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol Percy Grainger arr. Dana Perna
Follow that Star Peter Gritton (b.1963)
Stille Nacht Franz Gruber (1787-1863) arr. Christopher Phelps
Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston arr. Chris Phelps
O joyful day Michael Haydn
On a Winter's Night Nigel Hildreth
Christmas Day - Choral Fantasy Gustav Holst
Sing Lullaby Herbert Howells
A Spotless Rose Herbert Howells
Tryste Noël Herbert Howells
Here is the little door Herbert Howells
Sunny Bank Peter Hurford
The Holy Boy John Ireland
When Christ was born of Mary free Reginald Jacques
For Christmas Day (There were shepherds abiding . . .) Thomas Jarman of Clipstone
Just Another Star Karl Jenkins (b.1944)/Carol Barratt (b.1945)
There is no rose of such virtue John Joubert
Torches John Joubert
O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen
Lullay, lulla, thou little tiny child French carol arr. Kenneth Leighton
O leave your sheep French carol arr. Kenneth Leighton
The Shepherds' Cradle Song Karl Leuner arr. Charles Macpherson
from Manchester Carols

  • New Boy Born
  • Mary's Carol
Sasha Johnson Manning
El decembre congelat Catalan carol arr. Abel de Marco
Have yourself a merry little Christmas Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane arr. Peter Gritton
In Wintertime Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane arr. Peter Gritton
A Babe is born William Mathias
Sir Christèmas William Mathias
De virgin Mary (had a baby boy) spiritual arr. Vaughan Meakins
from Christus

  • Recit: When Jesus our Lord was born
  • Say where is he born
  • There shall a star from Jacob come down
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Adam lay ybounden Boris Ord
Welcome, Yule! Sir Hubert H Parry (1848-1918)
In dulci jubilo Old German tune arr. Robert Pearsall
Away in a manger trad. Normandy tune arr. Christopher Phelps
Ding! Dong! Merrily on high arr. Christopher Phelps
What Child is this? English trad. arr. Christopher Phelps
Jingle Bells James Pierpont arr. David Willcocks
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree Elizabeth Poston
Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël

  1. O magnum mysterium
  2. Quem vidistis pastores dicite
  3. Videntes stellam
  4. Hodie Christus natus est
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
La Nuit de Noël Gioacchino Rossini (1797-1868)
Dormi, Jesu! Edmond Rubbra
Here we come a-wassailing English trad. arr. John Rutter
Nativity Carol John Rutter
Shepherd's Pipe Carol John Rutter
Wexford Carol Irish trad. arr. John Rutter
What sweeter music John Rutter
De Virgin Mary had a baby boy spiritual arr. Malcolm Sargent
Mary had a baby spiritual arr. Malcolm Sargent
On Christmas Day trad Greek melody arr. Malcolm Sargent
Fanfare - Gloria in excelsis Deo Martin Shaw
A Child is born in Bethlehem Samuel Scheidt ed. David Willcocks
Hodie Christus natus est Jan Sweelinck
The Crown of Roses P I Tchaikowsky
What Cheer? William Walton
Benedicamus Domino Peter Warlock
Bethlehem Down Peter Warlock
I saw a fair Maiden Peter Warlock
Lullaby my Jesus Peter Warlock transcr. Andrew Carter
We wish you a Merry Christmas West country trad arr. Arthur Warrell
A Fanfare for Christmas Robin Wells
Angelus ad virginem 14th century arr. David Willcocks
Deck the Hall Welsh trad. arr. David Willcocks
Gabriel's message Basque Noel arr. David Willcocks
Masters in this hall French trad. arr. David Willcocks
Resonemus laudibus 14th century arr. David Willcocks
Sussex Carol trad. English carol arr. David Willcocks
Fantasia on Christmas Carols Ralph Vaughan Williams
Alleluya, a new work is come on hand Peter Wishart
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging Gottfried Wolters

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Christmas Carols - Audience & Choir<

While shepherds watched Este's psalter 1592
Once in Royal David's City H J Gauntlett
Angels from the realms of glory Old French tune arr. Reginald Jacques
Good King Wenceslas arr. Reginald Jacques
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Felix Mendelssohn descant David Willcocks
It came upon a midnight clear English trad. adapted Arthur Sullivan
O come, all ye faithful Anon probably 18th century arr. David Willcocks
God rest you merry, gentlemen English trad. arr. David Willcocks
Unto us is born a Son Piae Cantiones 1582 arr. David Willcocks
Angels from the realms of glory Old French tune arr. David Willcocks