John Rutter Christmas sampler for upper voices

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a complete collection of Christmas pieces by John Rutter arranged for upper voices

carols

Upper Voices

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CHRISTMAS REPERTOIRE

FOR UPPER VOICES


John Rutter Upper Voices

Christmas Sampler

October 2021

Contents

Angel’s Carol SS (or SA) and harp or piano* More info 3

Candlelight Carol SSAA and organ* More info 12

Carol of the Children

Christmas Lullaby

Unison (with opt. 2nd part) and

piano*

SA and piano*

More info 21

More info 25

The Colours of Christmas

SA and piano*

More info 33

Unison (with opt. 2nd part) and

piano*

Donkey Carol More info 41

Donkey Carol

Unison and piano, shortened

version* (arr. K Pont)

More info 52

El Noi de la Mare (Carol of the Gifts) Unison and piano* More info 56

I Sing of a Maiden Unison or SA and organ or piano* More info 62

Jesus Child SS or SA and piano (arr. K Pont) More info 66

Jesus Child Unison and piano (arr. K Pont) More info 74

Mary’s Lullaby SSAA and piano More info 82

Nativity Carol SSA and piano or organ More info 87

Nativity Carol Unison and piano* (arr. K Pont) More info 92


Shepherd’s Pipe Carol SSAA and piano* More info 96

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol

Star Carol

Unison and piano, shortened

version* (arr. K Pont)

Unison (with opt. 2nd part) and

piano*

Unison (with opt. 2nd part) and

piano (arr. K Pont)

More info 107

More info 112

More info 120

Three Carols (from Carols for Choirs 4) More info 124

1. A Merry Christmas SA unaccompanied

2. In Dulci Jubilo SSA unaccompanied

3. The Holly and the Ivy SSA opt. Keyboard

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day SSA and piano or harp More info 133

What Sweeter Music SSA or SSS and organ* More info 144

the tracks are mostly mixed voice recordings, rather than upper voice arrangements

* Orchestrated accompaniment available


carols

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angels’ carol

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carols

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candlelight carol

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carols

Unison with optional second part

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carol of the

children

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carols

SSA and organ or piano

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christmas lullaby

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carols

SA and piano

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of christmas

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This carol is scored for 2 fl, ob, 2 cl, bsn, 2 hn, cel (or pno), hp, str. Scores and parts are available on hire from the OUP hire library

or appropriate agent. Also published in a version for mixed voices SATB (ISBN 978-0-19-337923-7).

Printed in Great Britain

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CHRISTMAS CAROLS

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CHRISTMAS CAROLS

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El Noi de la Mare

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INSTRUMENTATION

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Scores and parts are available from the Oxford University Press

Hire Library, or appropriate agent.

This carol arrangement is a companion to Esta noche, a Spanish carol

arranged by John Rutter for solo voice and choir SATB, with piano or orchestra.

(ISBN 978-0-19-336554-4)

Both carol arrangements have been recorded by Clara Sanabras and the

Cambridge Singers with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Rutter

(A Christmas Festival, Collegium Records COLCD 133).


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I sing of a maiden

JOHN RUTTER

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ORGAN

or

PIANO

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p legato sempre

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