Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Other Stanton's Categories
 
Ceremony of Carols, A
Add to Wishlist

Ceremony of Carols, A

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format SATB
Desc M060014116
Composer Benjamin Britten
Arranger Julius Harrison
Publisher Boosey & Hawkes Inc
Catalog # 48008895

Price: $9.95

Unavailable for Digital Delivery

Ceremony of Carols, A Composed by Benjamin Britten. Arranged by Julius Harrison. For SATB. Published by Boosey & Hawkes Inc. (Catalog # 48008895, UPC: 073999088953)

for boys' or female voices and harp (piano in extremis but with alterations and omissions)

There is also a version for SATB and harp arranged by Julius Harrison

Texts: Latin and English

1. Procession (using a variant of the Magnificatantiphon for the second Vespersof the Nativity of Our Lord)

2. Wolcum Yole! (anon.)

3. There is no rose (anon.)

4a. That yongë child (anon.)

4b. Balulalow (James, John and Robert Wedderburn)

5. As dew in Aprille (anon.)

6. This little babe (Robert Southwell)

7. Interlude (harp solo)

8. In Freezing Winter Night (Robert Southwell)

9. Spring Carol (William Cornish)

10. Deo gracias (anon.)

11. Recession (as for Procession)

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

Difficulty level: 3

The Ceremony of Carols is one of Britten's best-known and most-performed works. It is a brilliantly conceived and dramatic concert work which sees the voices process to their places singing unaccompanied plainsong and, at the end, processing out again to the same chant. These movements can also be accompanied but strictly only if the voices do not process. The final Alleluia can be repeated as many times as necessary to get the singers to and from their destination.

The carols are for three-part childrens voices (though, of course they can be sung by female adults as well) and they form a two-part work around a central Interlude for harp which is based on t

Today's News
  • Happy Birthday, Enrique Granados!

    Happy Birthday, Enrique Granados!

    Enrique Granados was born on this day in 1867, in the city of Lleida, Spain.  As a young man, he first studied piano in Barcelona, and later in Paris.  He returned to  Barcelona in 1889.  In 1911, he premiered his suite... Read More ›

  • Stanton’s Welcomes Nancy Bachus

    Stanton’s Welcomes Nancy Bachus

    On Friday August 7th, Stanton’s will host a piano workshop presented by Nancy Bachus.   She is one of Alfred Music’s writers and editors. One of her series,  Exploring Piano Classics:   A Masterworks Method for Developing Pianists, pairs motivating performance repertoire with... Read More ›

Visit Jukebox

Stanton's Jukebox is a specialized "wish list" that allows directors to research purchases, arrange concert programs, create personalized URLs, compare scores study and forward playlists to your students.