Bob Chilcott - Upper Voices Christmas Sampler

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A sampler of Christmas choral leaflets/ octavos by Bob Chilcott for upper voices.
Pieces for upper voice and mixed voice choir can be found in the Christmas Mixed Voices Repertoire Sampler.

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Upper

Voices

Upper Voices Christmas

Repertoire Sampler


Bob Chilcott Upper Voices

Christmas Sampler

October 2021

Contents

The angel Gabriel More info 4

Gifts More info 10

Two Carols: Hey! Now & Farewell! Advent More info 16

The Marvellous Birth More info 32

Mid-winter More info 38

This joy More info 45

The Three Kings More info 53

The Time of Snow More info 65

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day More info 73


Other Bob Chilcott samplers...


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Carols

BC73

upper voices (SS)

and piano

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THE ANGEL GABRIEL


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Commissioned by George Watson’s College to mark

the development and reopening of the College’s Music School

The angel Gabriel

Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924)

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VOICES

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Carols

BC23

upper voices

(S) and keyboard

for online perusal only

THREE CHRISTMAS SONGS

No.3

GIFTS


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Carols

BC5

upper voices

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ISBN 0-19-342615-3

9 780193 426153


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Carols

BC102

upper voices

(SA) and piano

for online perusal only

THE MARVELLOUS

BIRTH

(SA version)


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Commissioned by Innovation Homes on behalf of

Macmillan Cancer Support. This upper-voice version was written for the choir of New Hall School, Chelmsford,

and first performed on 7 December 2006 at Brentwood Cathedral

The Marvellous Birth

Elizabeth Jennings (1926–2001)

BOB CHILCOTT

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This piece is also available in an arrangement for SATB voices and piano (ISBN 978–0–19–335899–7).

Text: ‘A New Year Song’ © Estate of Elizabeth Jennings; used by permission of David Higham Associates Limited.

Music © Oxford University Press 2007

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Carols

BC1

Upper voices

(SS/SA)

and piano

for online perusal only

MID-WINTER


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Carols

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upper voices

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Carols

BC194

SSA

and piano

for online perusal only

THE THREE KINGS


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Commissioned for the Chapel Choir of Queen Mary's School, Topcliffe, and their conductor

Nicholas Carter in celebration of the life of Patricia Clare Grant (1938–2013),

beloved grandmother of Grace Grant, Queen Mary's School (1999–2012)

The Three Kings

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807– 82)

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BC177

SSA

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TOMORROW SHALL BE

MY DANCING DAY


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to Cheryl Dupont and The New Orleans Children’s Chorus

for the Crescent City Choral Festival, 2013

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

English trad.

BOB CHILCOTT

SOPRANO

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shall be my danc - ing day: I

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would my true love did so chance To see the le - gend




would my true love did so chance To see the le - gend











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of my play, To call my true love to my dance: Sing


of my play, To call my true love to my dance: Sing












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O my love, my love, my love, Sing O my love, my




O my love, my love, my love, Sing O my love, my











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love, my love; This have I done for my true love.





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was I born of a vir - gin pure, Of her I took flesh -



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call my true love to my dance: Sing O my love, my

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love, my love, Sing O my love, my love, my love; This



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I was led, Where I fast - ed with - out sub - stance; The



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true love’s dance: Sing

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down to hell I took my way For my true love’s de -


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love, my love, Sing O my love, my love, my love; This



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did a - scend, Where now I dwell in sure sub - stance On

did a - scend, Where now I dwell in sure sub - stance On






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the right hand of God, that man May come in - to the



the right hand of God, that man May come in - to the




















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gen - ’ral dance: Sing O my love, my love, my love, Sing



gen - ’ral dance: Sing O my love, my love, my love, Sing
















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O my love, my love, my love; This have I done for my true



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my true love, my true love.






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