This Semester’s Music

Christmas Carols

  • Music PDFs: available for all ten carols
  • Audio: there are links to recordings for six carols, currently:
    click on the word representing your voice part,
    e.g. “Soprano”, “Tenor” etc. (“SATB” has all the parts played together)
  • NEW – Video: three links; more to be added soon
    (go to the bottom of this page to play them from here).

  1. Cradle song PDF
    audio: SATB | Soprano | Alto | Tenor | Bass
    video: piano accompaniment
    100 Carols for Choirs, 178 – SATB
  2. Hark! the herald angels sing PDF
    audio: SATB | Alto | Tenor | Bass | Descant | Descant (with accompaniment)
    100 Carols for Choirs, 107 – SATB & descant
  3. O come, all ye faithful (verses 1 2 3 6) PDF now complete!
    audio: SATB | Alto | Tenor | Bass | Decant | Descant (with accompaniment)
    video: organ accompaniment
    100 Carols for Choirs, 226 – SATB & descant
  4. O little town of Bethlehem PDF
    audio: SATB | Alto | Tenor | Bass | Descant | Descant (with accompaniment)
    video: organ accompaniment
    100 Carols for Choirs, 234 – SATB & descant
  5. Personent hodie PDF
    audio: Unison
    100 Carols for Choirs, 266 – U
  6. O come, O come Emmanuel PDF
    The Art of MusicU
  7. Quem pastores laudavere PDF
    audio: Alto | Tenor | Bass
    SATB
  8. Soft the evening shadows fall PDF
    – RSCM: The Carol Book – SATB
  9. Come, all ye shepherds PDF
    NOBC 586 – SATB
  10. Gaudete! PDF (new version with verses in two voices)
    verses only (new version)
    – AW, ex NOBC 158 – SATB

We can prepare all of these carols for possible live events and record some of them.

Spring 2021

In the Spring, we’ll prepare some pieces we’ve enjoyed in the past.

These are expected to include:

  • Follow the heron (Polwart)
  • Lead, kindly light (Goodall: Eternal Light – and other movements)
  • The Lord is my Shepherd (Goodall)
  • Irish Blessing (Spencer)
  • excerpts from “The Pirates of Penzance” (Gilbert & Sullivan)
  • Lift thine eyes and He that keepeth Israel (Mendelssohn: Elijah)

YouTube videos

Currently, these only have accompaniments

Rutter: Cradle song
(with piano accompaniment)
O come, all ye faithful (verses 1-3,6)
with organ accompaniment
O little town of Bethlehem
(with organ accompaniment)