WHOLE WORKS SECTION
"Selection of Carols"

This page is from the site www.singingpractice.co.uk where you can find many more pieces to help you with your choir practice.


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The files accessed from this page contain the accompaniment and vocal parts synthesised on the Roland D20, or on an AWE32 computer sound card. The quality of the result however will depend on the quality of your own sound card and sound system on your computer. The accompaniment is spread evenly across both channels, but the parts are arranged on either the left stereo channel, or, in the case of your part, on the right stereo channel. Thus if you set your stereo balance to the centre you will hear a reasonable balance of all parts. However if you set the balance to the right, you should hear your part dominating. Conversely, if you set the balance to the left, your part should be almost inaudible (for confident singers, who probably don't need this help anyway!)

If you are using stereo headphones the effect can be achieved by offsetting the relevant earpiece so you hear less or no sound from it.

Please note that this is strictly for practice, and you should not expect a particularly pleasant sound, and I am afraid no dynamics.

Sometimes there are solo parts alongside the choral parts. In this case they will always be heard on both channels.

Sometimes before unaccompanied pieces, or pieces starting with no piano intro, to strike the rhythm for the singer, two extra bars are inserted at the beginning. The first bar contains the initial note of the part on each beat of the bar, and the second bar is empty.

Find your voice in the table alongside the piece of music you wish to hear or load down.To hear the midi file played, just click on it. Depending on your browser settings the file may play at once with QuickTime, or with MediaPlayer. Or you may get a pop-up which will offer you the option to "Open" the file, or "Save" it with some warnings about safety. If you only wish to save the file without playing it, its better to right-click and follow the drop-down menu to the "Save" option. In either case, you will be asked to choose where on your computer to place it.

"Selection of Carols"

My gratitude goes to John Hooper (web site www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk) whose midi files for many of the pieces here have been adapted for this website.


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Title of Piece ComposerVersions for each part
Angelus ad Virginem
100 Carols for choirs P46
Aee. Willcocks Sop Semi
chorus
Alt Ten Bas
Away in a Manger
100 Carols for choirs P61
Arr. Wilcocks Sop Alt Ten Bass
Cantique de NoelAdolphe Adam Sop Alt Ten Bass
Carol of the bells Trad. Ukranian Sop Alt Ten Bas
Cradle Song
100 Carols for choirs P178
Arr. Rutter Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bas 1 Bas 2
De Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy
Two Christmas Spirituals
Arr. Malcolm Sargent Sop Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2
Ding Dong Merrily on High
100 Carols for choirs P78
Arr. Willcocks Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt Ten 1 Ten 2 Bas
Gloucestershire Wassail
Carols for choirs 1 P160
Arr. V. Williams Sop Alt Ten Bas
Il est né le divin enfant
100 Carols for choirs P148
Arr Willcocks Sop Alt Ten 1 Ten2,Bar Bass 1 Bass 2
In the Bleak Midwinter
100 Carols for choirs P174
Darke Sop Alt Ten Bass
In Dulce Jubilo
100 Carols for choirs P182
Arr Pearsall Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2
I saw three ships
100 Carols for choirs P154
Arr. Willcocks Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2
I wonder as I wander
100 Carols for choirs P169
Arr. Rutter Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt Ten Bass
Jingle, Bells
100 Carols for choirs P73
Arr. Willcocks Sop Alt Ten Bass
Joys Seven
100 Carols for choirs P316
Stephen Cleobury Sop Alt Ten Bass
Joy to the World
100 Carols for choirs P202
Arr. Willcocks Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten Bass
Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
100 Carols for choirs P210
Michael Praetorius Sop Alt Ten Bas
Mary had a Baby
Two Christmas Spirituals
Arr. Malcolm Sargent Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass
Myn Lyking
100 Carols for choirs P152
R. R. Terry Sop Alt Ten Bass
No Small Wonder
Noel Book P105
Paul Edwards Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2
The Nativity Carol
100 Carols for choirs P62
Rutter Sop Alt Ten Bas
Of the Father's Heart Begotten
100 Carols for choirs P236
Arr. Wilcocks Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bas 1 Bas 2
O Little One Sweet
100 Carols for choirs P233
arr. J.S.Bach Sop Alt Ten Bas
Sans Day Carol
100 Carols for choirs P219
Rutter Sop Alt Ten Bas
See Amid the Winter Snow
Noel Book P180
Goss Arr. Lloyd Sop Alt Ten Bas
Silent Night
Noel Book P185
Gruber arr. Rose Sop Alt Ten Bas
Silent Night
100 Carols for choirs P304
Gruber arr. Willcocks (1987) Sop Alt Ten Bas
Star Carol
100 Carols for choirs P293
Rutter Sop 1 Sop 2 Children Alt Ten Bass
The Cherry Tree Carol
100 Carols for choirs P200
Arr. Wilcocks Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt Ten Bas 1 Bas 2
The Infant King
100 Carols for choirs P302
Arr. Wilcocks Sop Alt Ten Bass
The Kings
(Noel p87)
Cornelius Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt Ten Bass
The Shepherds Carol Bob Chilcott Sop 1 Sop 1 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2
The Three Kings
100 Carols for choirs P346
Cornelius Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2
The Truth from Above
100 Carols for choirs P342
Arr V. Williams Sop Alt Ten Bass
This Christmas night
100 Carols for choirs P128
Williamson Sop Alt Ten Bass
We've been awhile-a-wandering (See Note 1)
Carols for choirs 1 P158
V. Williams Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bas 1 Bas 2
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
100 Carols for choirs P164
Warrel Sop Alt Ten Bass
NOTES:
  1. We've been awhile-a-wandering - Use 1st parts if you are singing in unison. Use 2nd parts if the accompaniment is to be sung or hummed.