Bob Chilcott - Mixed Voices Christmas Sampler

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A sampler of Christmas choral leaflets/ octavos by Bob Chilcott for mixed voices.

2

Mixed

Voices

Mixed Voices Christmas

Repertoire Sampler


Bob Chilcott Mixed Voices

Christmas Sampler

Contents

October 2021

The Advent Candle More info 4

And every stone shall cry More info 11

As the bells ring More info 22

Away in a manger More info 30

Before the ice (O magnum mysterium) More info 33

The Bethlehem Star More info 55

The Bird of Dawning More info 59

Christmas-tide More info 66

Cradle Song More info 70

Cradle Song/Leganelul Lui Lisus (Melua & Chilcott) More info 82

Epiphany More info 87

For him all stars have shone More info 97

Gifts for the Child of Winter More info 106

The Heart-in-Waiting More info 117

Jesus, Springing More info 123

Les anges dans nos campagnes (Angels from the

realms of glory)

More info 130


The Little Swallow/Schedryk (Melua & Chilcott) More info 145

Lulajze, Jezuniu (Lullaby, Jesus child) More info 152

The Marvellous Birth More info 162

Mary’s Child More info 169

Mid-winter More info 175

The night he was born More info 183

The Nine Gifts More info 191

Nova! nova! More info 205

O Holy Night (Melua & Chilcott) More info 210

Pilgrim Jesus More info 222

Put memory away More info 226

The Rose in the Middle of Winter More info 234

The Shepherd’s Carol More info 247

The shepherds sing More info 256

Silent night More info 266

The Sleeping Child More info 270

Song of the Crib More info 276

The Time of Snow More info 288

The Wellspring More info 298

What sweeter music More info 310

Where Riches is Everlastingly More info 322


2

4

Carols

BC148

SATB

and piano

for online perusal only

the advent candle


5

Commissioned by Mavis Fletcher on behalf of ten ABCD North West Choirs

as part of ABCD’s 25th Anniversary Auction, 2011

The Advent Candle

Charles Bennett

(b. 1954)

BOB CHILCOTT

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ALTO

TENOR

BASS





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Music © Oxford University Press 2012. Text © Charles Bennett. Reproduced by permission of the author.

Printed in Great Britain

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Printed in England by Halstan & Co. Ltd, Amersham, Bucks.


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11

Carols

BC105

SATB

unaccompanied

for online perusal only

AND EVERY STONE

SHALL CRY


Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

SOPRANO

ALTO

TENOR

BASS

for

rehearsal

only



And Every Stone Shall Cry

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pp


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Composed for Freddie and Betsey Fawcett

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in celebration of their love of Christmas music

And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him,

Master rebuke thy disciples.

And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should

hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Luke 19: 39–40



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‘A Christmas Hymn’ from Advice to a Prophet and Other Poems, copyright © 1961 and renewed 1989 by Richard Wilbur,

reprinted by permission of Harcourt, Inc.

Music © Oxford University Press 2005

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Printed in Great Britain


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Carols

BC153

SATB

and piano

for online perusal only

AS THE BELLS RING


23

for the choir of St Mary’s, Shipton-under-Wychwood,

Director of Music, Bernard West

As the bells ring

Charles Bennett (b. 1954)

BOB CHILCOTT

Bright and dancing q = c.144



ALTO


SOPRANO


BASS

TENOR

Bright and dancing q = c.144



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for online perusal only







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A programme note by Charles Bennett is available from the publisher’s website.

Music © Oxford University Press 2013. Text © Charles Bennett. Reproduced by permission of the author.

Printed in Great Britain

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The Moral Rights of the Composer have been asserted. Photocopying this copyright material is ILLEGAL.


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for Christina

Away in a manger

S./A.

19th-cent. American Melody by JAMES R. MURRAY (1841–1905)

arr. BOB CHILCOTT

SOPRANO

ALTO

TENOR

BASS

ORGAN

Gentle i = 84

SOLO or SOPRANOS & ALTOS unis.

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An accompaniment for string orchestra is available on hire/rental from the publisher or appropriate agent.

© Oxford University Press 2011. Originally published in Carols for Choirs 5 (ISBN 978–0–19–337356–3). This edition offprinted 2012.

Printed in Great Britain

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ALL OTHER VOICES

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for online perusal only

Ped.

BC147 Away in a manger CHILCOTT

Music origination by Katie Johnston

Printed in England by Halstan & Co. Ltd, Amersham, Bucks.


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Christmas

BC174

SSAATTBB

unaccompanied

for online perusal only

BEFORE THE ICE

(MAGNUM MYSTERIUM)


34

Commissioned for the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, Philip Barnes, Artistic Director

by Dorsey and Sondra Ellis in celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary

Before the ice

(O magnum mysterium)

Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

Latin Responsory for Matins on Christmas Day

BOB CHILCOTT

SOPRANO 1

ALTO 1

Soft and expressive q = c.66

pp

°

& 4 Œ ‰ œ œ œ œ œ œ J œ w ‰ œ œ œ œ œ œ J œ

Be - fore the ice is in the pools, Be - fore the skat - ers

pp

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Be - fore the ice is in the pools, Be - fore the skat - ers

for online perusal only

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and in memory of Alan Greaves,

much-loved organist of St Saviour's Church, High Green, Sheffield

The Bethlehem Star

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1899)

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Commissioned by the Anglo-Chinese Junior College Alumni Choir,

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60th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Singapore

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82

IN WINTER 2

Cradle Song

(Leganelul Lui Lisus)

for online perusal only

Arranged by

Katie Melua

&

Bob Chilcott

SATB (with divisions)

unaccompanied

In Romanian and English


SOPRANO

ALTO

TENOR

BASS

Leganelul Lui Lisus*

VERSE

Bright and light h = c.76

mp

for Teona Tsiramua and the Gori Women’s Choir

Trad. Romanian

arr. KATIE MELUA and BOB CHILCOTT

1.

2.

3.



Co - lo-n

sus pe-

deal fru mos, Un

- rul mi

un

Ra - za

Cân-tă

mp

blând-a_a

în - ge -

soa - re

rii în

-

-

lui,

cor,

- de-i

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ce

fa

Să ves - teas


1. Co - lo-n sus - pe-un deal fru - mos,

2. Ra

3. Cân

mp

1. Co

2. Ra

3. Cân

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lo-n

za


blând

în

sus

blând

în

83

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-

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a_a

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rii

pe-un deal

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ge - rii

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re

în

fru

re

în

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-

ța


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-

-

lu - -nos,

Dom - nu - lui,

tu - tu - ror,






lui,

cor,

mos,

lui,

cor,

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5




În - tr-un

lea - - găn Fi - ul Mai - cii in - fă -

Vân - tul dul - - ce Prun - cul de ni-l lea - gă -

As - tăzi ce - - rul Pe Hris - tos ni l-a

tri -


for

rehearsal

only

Bright and light h = c.76

mp







În - tr-un lea - găn stă cul - cat;

Fi - ul Mai - in - fă -



Vân - tul

As - tăzi

În

Vân

As


-

-

-

dul - ce

ce - rul

tr-un

tul

tăzi

tra - gă - nă,

s-a des - chis,

lea

dul

ce



- -

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găn

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rul

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Pe Hris - tos

stă

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ni-l

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lea -

l-a







cat.

nă.

chis.



șat.

nă.

mis.

șat.

gă - nă.

tri - mis.










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Lea


Lea - găn ver - de Tot din lemn de pă - ti - nel,









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4

85

for Teona Tsiramua and the Gori Women’s Choir

Cradle Song

SOPRANO

ALTO

TENOR

BASS

for

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only


mp


On the hill - side, through the - ness, Signs of - light - ly



VERSE

Bright and light h = c.76

1.

2. Ear - ly

3. Choirs of

mp

morn -ing

skies

an - gels tell

Bright and light h = c.76

a -

the

dark

wak

sto

Trad. Romanian

arr. KATIE MELUA and BOB CHILCOTT


1. On

the hill - side, through the dark -

2. Ear - ly

3. Choirs

of

mp

1. On

2. Ear

3. Choirs

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5


In

a cra - - dle Lies the Ho - ly Mo - ther’s

And

the cra - - dle Rocks the ba - by in the

That

to - day

is Bring - ing us the Ho - ly

In

And

That







In

And

That

a

the

to -

cra - dle, sleep - ing sweet - ly,

cra - dle in the sta - ble

day the sky is o - pen,

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to

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cra

day

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the

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ba

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is

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son.

breeze.

One.

Mo-

ther’s son.

in the breeze.

Ho - ly One.




sweet

sta -

o -






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ly.

ble.

pen.


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Lit - tle cra - dle, Ba - by Je - sus, meek and mild.









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- tle cra - dle for the child, Ba - by Je - sus, meek and mild.

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87

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BC217

SATB and

organ or piano

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EPIPHANY


88

Commissioned by the Chancel Choir at Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL,

Director Rachel Root, in honour of the Mallory Family Fine Arts Fund

Epiphany

Charles Cofn (1676–1749), trans. John Chandler (1806–76) (vv. 1 & 2)

Charles Bennett (b. 1954) (v. 3)

BOB CHILCOTT

SOPRANO

ALTO

TENOR

BASS

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or

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œ œ

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˙

w

First performed by the Christ Church Chancel Choir, with Rachel Root (organ), directed by Bob Chilcott, at Christ Episcopal Church,

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, on 15 January 2017.

Duration: c.4 mins

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106

Carols

BC165

T solo and SATB

(with divisions)

unaccompanied

for online perusal only

GIFTS FOR THE CHILD

OF WINTER


107

for the South Bend Chamber Singers, Nancy Menk, conductor

Gifts for the Child of Winter

Charles Bennett (b. 1954)

BOB CHILCOTT

p dolce

TENOR




SOLO



I give to you a plough -blade,

a


pp












TENOR

pp For the child, child of win - ter,

for the child,



Gifts,

the child of win - ter, gifts,

BASS

pp



Gifts

for the child, gifts for the

Lilting and gentle q = c.69








for

rehearsal

pp

only









4






plough-blade

made of snow To run a fur - row down the field and







child of win - ter,

for the child,




the child of win - ter,

gifts,




child, gifts for the






SOPRANO

ALTO


Lilting and gentle q = c.69

for online perusal only


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6

poco cresc.

mp





make the win-ter

grow. Its flow-ers

will be white as frost, bright as stars in heav’n: O


poco cresc.

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child



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as frost, stars in heav’n:

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as frost, stars in heav’n:








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3



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bring us win-ter

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for

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mp




I give to you a black-bird’s

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p




child of win - ter,

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cresc.

mf ma dolce




hang in ev -’ry

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mp

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cresc.

mp







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cresc.



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6

24



mp cresc.


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mf ma dolce




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unis.

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111


28


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bring us win - ter qui - et - ly,

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poco tenuto dim.

let our hearts be healed, our hearts

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healed.




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let, and let our hearts, our hearts

be

healed.


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healed.











poco tenuto dim.


8

33




T. SOLO





113

p dolce



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comes be - fore the seed. The black - bird sings at e - ven - tide and





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38

poco cresc.

mp





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child

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poco cresc.

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poco cresc.

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p

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p

rain

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p

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42




sum - mer with - out end.


mp



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45


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115

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116








11









for online perusal only






50 rit.


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2

117

Carols

BC125

SAATB

unaccompanied

for online perusal only

THE

HEART-IN-WAITING


118

Commissioned in honour of Philip Brunelle‘s 40th anniversary

as Choirmaster-Organist of Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, MN,

and dedicated to David Buran, faithful Plymouth Choir member for those 40 years

The Heart-in-Waiting

Kevin Crossley-Holland

(b. 1941)

BOB CHILCOTT

SOPRANO

ALTO

Tempo rubato q = c.54

p dolce




div.







3


3
















Je

- sus walked through whis-per

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BASS







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I



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I



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for online perusal only

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3








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This is the place where

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Used by permission.

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119

8

poco rit.



you

S.

A. 1

3


3

will


be



born.’






a tempo

mf







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went down


to the skirl

3


3

of


the


sea:



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3


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mf


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of the

T.

B.



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3


3

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be




born.’

mf







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went


down




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3


3

of


the


sea:

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a tempo


3








3


for online perusal only




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3




11




sea:








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am

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fierce



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mp



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spray,




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spray,




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keen
















mp


120

5

14



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sea

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17




f appass.




heard the sky

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heard




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and


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sky


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sky

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6

S.

A.

20




ff poco pesante




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S.

A.

24




mf dim.




roof


and


floor.’










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and

floor.’

T.

B.



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roof,



I am roof










I am in - fi-nite

roof,

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and

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122

7

28





All

mp dolce






















day

mp dolce

he walked,

he walked all night,





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- sus came

to

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31

poco rit.



heart at dawn.







a bit slower

p sonore


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p sonore




and


now,’





in

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mp espress.

poco

34




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place,




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3




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where


37


p





rit.



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you




must


be


born.’




p lunga



p

mm

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123

Carols

BC135

SATB (with

divisions)

and keyboard

for online perusal only

jesus, springing


124

Commissioned by the Friends of Harrow School for Harrow School Chapel Choir

Jesus, Springing

Kevin Crossley‐Holland (b.1941)

BOB CHILCOTT

SOPRANO

ALTO

Still and quiet q = c.56




TENOR

BASS


S./A.

for online perusal only

Still and quiet q = c.56







PIANO

or

p dolce

ORGAN






(Man.)

5


unis. p dolce

poco cresc.


I am the heart that hous - es the cone, the cone en - clos - ing the ce - dar,




poco cresc.








(Ped.)

9


mp

S.


A.






I am the ce - dar sawn for the cra - dle, sawn for the cra - dle,




mp





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S.

A.

125

p dolce

13 poco rit.









3

T.

B.




fo-rest

of the bo-dy,

bo-dy

of the tree, bo - dy, bo-dy

of the tree.

p dolce



p dolce









poco rit.






for online perusal only

17

a tempo







a tempo


p dolce







(Man.)








21




p

I

am the

I

p

cra - dle

am the cra - dle



rock - ing, rock-ing

the ba - by, the ba - by,

unis. mp dolce



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4

25




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29



f




poco rit.

fo - rest.




tree

for online perusal only

of the bo - dy, bo-dy

of the fo - rest, bo - dy, bo-dy

of the

fo

-

rest.





f fo - rest.




f

33


a tempo








poco rit.











a tempo

mp dolce


(Man.)


p dolce




5

37


pp













I am the cross sawn from the ce -dar,

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pp








pp




41











I am the cone housed in the heart, housed in the heart,













p dolce

spring - ing,

45





here in my heart Je - sus, spring-ing,

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spring - ing,




p dolce


spring - ing,











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(Ped.)

127


S.1

6

49



mf dolce

here

128



in my heart Je - sus, spring-ing,

Je-sus,

spring - ing, Je-sus,


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A.


mf dolce



spring - ing, Je-sus,




here

in my heart Je - sus, spring-ing,

Je - sus, Je - sus,

spring

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ing,

T.

B.







mf dolce spring - ing,










mf dolce











S.1

S.2

53

f cantabile







spring-ing,

Je-sus,

spring - ing,

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Je-sus,

spring

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ing,

mf

spring - ing, Je-sus

A.


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f


S.

A.

T.

B.

57








Je







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7


129

poco rit.

p dolce



Je - sus, spring-ing,










spring-ing,

Je-sus,

spring - ing, Je-sus,

spring - ing,

spring - ing,

mf



Je - sus, Je - sus, spring - ing, Je-sus,

spring-ing,

Je - sus, spring - ing,

mf



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mf



Je - sus, spring - ing, Je - sus, Je - sus, spring - ing,

poco rit.






mf







a tempo


rit.

p dolce

pp



Je-sus,

spring - ing.


G G

p dolce

pp

a tempo

rit.






for online perusal only




(Man.)

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(Ped.)


2

130

Carols

BC104

SATB

(with divisions)

and organ

for online perusal only

LES ANGES DANS NOS

CAMPAGNES


131

for the BBC Singers and Stephen Disley

Les anges dans nos campagnes

(Angels, from the realms of glory)

Trad. French

English text by J. Montgomery (1771–1854)

BOB CHILCOTT

SOPRANO

ALTO

TENOR


mp



Les


... an




Rhythmic and mobile q = 156



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mp

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BASS


Rhythmic and mobile q = 156


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