John Rutter Carols Mixed Voices

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Full of joy and tenderness, John Rutter's carols illuminate and celebrate the Christmas story in works of great imagination and variety. This selection of his most popular carols forms an essential collection for all choirs.

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Carols

10 carols for mixed voices


Carols

for online perusal only

10 carols for mixed voices

Contents

Index of Orchestrations 3

Angels’ Carol 4

Candlelight Carol 13

Dormi, Jesu 18

Love came down at Christmas 25

Mary’s Lullaby 28

Nativity Carol 33

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol 37

Star Carol 46

There is a flower 53

What sweeter music 58

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Index of Orchestrations

The accompanied items are all available in versions with orchestra. Full scores

and instrumental parts are available on hire from the publisher, and also on

sale where shown. In the USA some items are available from Hinshaw Music,

Inc. Details of instrumentation are shown below.

Angels’ Carol

2fl, ob, 2cl, bsn, 2hn, hp, str (hire)

for online perusal only

Candlelight Carol

fl, ob, hp, str (hire)

Dormi, Jesu

strings (hire)

Love came down at Christmas

strings (hire)

Mary’s Lullaby

fl, ob, hp, str (hire and sale)

Nativity Carol

strings (and organ ad lib.) (hire and sale)

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol

fl/picc, ob, bsn, 2hn, hp (opt), str (hire and sale)

Star Carol

2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bsn, 2hn, 2perc, hp, str (hire and sale)

Also available with brass accompaniment: 4tpt, 3tbn, tuba, timp, perc, piano or

organ (hire)

What sweeter music

strings (hire and sale)


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