Catalogue 10

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Carols for Choirs - Band Accompaniments
In celebration of Sir David Willcocks (1919 - 2015) centenary year (2019), Oxford University Press and Paul Noble are presenting accompanying and compatible Concert/Wind Band arrangements of many of  the  Christmas carols in the famous books of Carols for Choirs.  Here are the points of interest:
  •  The band arrangements are faithful transcriptions of the original orchestra or instrumental presentation, including the published key signature (with some exceptions of a change of key, i.e. from B-major to B-flat major, etc). 
  • Although the arrangements are intended as accompaniment to choirs, they may be performed by band alone.
  • The arrangements are generally technically very easy to perform, and are generally voiced complete within each family of instruments, giving flexibility to vary the accompaniment background as may be desired.
  • If keyboard accompaniment is available, any assortment of band instruments may be used to enhance the keyboard instrument.
  • The band arrangements include the choral parts as reference, but they are not included in the purchase of the material.
  • When performing as a band alone piece, the arranger offers to adjust key signatures on purchased titles to be more compatible with band instruments, i.e., titles originally scored in D-major can be adjusted to E-flat major, etc.  Just email Paul@Bandmusicpdf.net with your request for change.
  • This is an ongoing effort, with new titles being completed weekly.  Please visit this site often to see new works as they are added.  If you have a special request for a carol you do not see, please email me: Paul@Bandmusicpdf.net.
Thanks so much for your interest and support of this project!  PN
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                                                Sir David Valentine Willcocks CBE MC (30 December 1919 – 17 September 2015) was a British choral
                                                conductor, organist, composer and music administrator. He was particularly well known for his association
                                                with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, which he directed from 1957 to 1974, making frequent broadcasts
                                                 and recordings. Several of the descants and carol arrangements he wrote for the annual service of Nine
                                                Lessons and Carols were published in the series of books Carols for Choirs which he edited along with
                                                Reginald Jacques and John Rutter. He was also director of the Royal College of Music in London.
                                                During the Second World War (1939–1945) he served as an officer in the British Army, and was decorated 
                                                with the Military Cross for his actions on Hill 112 during the Battle of Normandy in July 1944. Willcocks 
                                                returned to Cambridge in 1945 to complete his studies, and in 1947 was elected a Fellow of King's College and appointed Conductor of the Cambridge Philharmonic Society. In the same year, he became the organist at Salisbury Cathedral and the
 conductor of the Salisbury Musical Society. He moved to Worcester He moved to Worcester Cathedral in 1950 and remained until 1957, during which time he was organist of the Cathedral, principal conductor of the Three Choirs Festival in 1951, 1954, and 1957, and conductor of the City of Birmingham Choir. He held these positions at Cambridge until the 1970s when he accepted the post of Director of the Royal College of Music. In the 1971 Queen's Birthday Honours, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and was created a Knight Bachelor in 1977 in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Honours. He held honorary degrees in England from the Universities of Bradford, Bristol, Exeter, Leicester, and Sussex, and from the Royal College of Music in London; in the USA from Luther College (Iowa), St. Olaf College (Minnesota), Rowan University and Westminster Choir College (New Jersey); and in Canada from the Universities of Trinity College, Toronto, and Victoria
B.C. All in all, his honorary degrees numbered over fifty.
He is particularly known for his widely used choral arrangements of Christmas carols, many of which were originally written or
arranged for the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's and/or the Bach Choir's Christmas concerts. They are published in the
five Carols for Choirs anthologies (1961–1987), edited by Willcocks with Reginald Jacques (first volume) or John Rutter. The descant
arrangements in particular are among the most famous and well-loved musical components.
His death at home in Cambridge on the morning of 17 September 2015 was announced by King's College later that day.
Paul Noble is privileged to bring some of the compositions and arrangements of Sir David Willcocks to the repertoire of the
Concert/Wind Band.

A Child is Born in Bethlehem                         Listen        View         2:30           Easy            US$50.00           Purchase             *********************************************************************************************************************************************** 
And there were shepherds                                Listen         View         3:15           Easy             US$50.00          Purchase
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Angelus ad virginem                                   Listen          View        2:15         Med/Easy     US$50.00           Purchase
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As with gladness men of old                           Listen         View          2:25         Very Easy     US$50.00         Purchase
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 Away in a Manger                                     Listen          View         2:30          Very Easy     US$50.00         Purchase
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Birthday Carol                                              Listen           View        2:45           Med.            US$50.00         Purchase
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Blessed be that maid Mary                        Listen           View         2:45          Easy             US$50.00         Purchase
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Child in a Manger                                                   Listen          View         2:00          Med/Easy    US$50.00         Purchase 
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Christmas Night - Rutter                            Listen          View         4:00           Easy             US$50.00         Purchase
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Come, thou Redeemer of the earth             Listen          View         4:30           Easy             US$50.00         Purchase
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Deck the hall  (Brass Quintet)                   Listen          View          1:30           Med/Easy    US$50.00         Purchase
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Donkey Carol - Rutter                                         Listen          View         4:30            Med.           US$50.00           Purchase 
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Down in Yon Forest                                               Listen          View         3:00           Easy             US$50.00          Purchase
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Gabriel's Message                                               Listen          View         2:30           Easy            US$50.00           Purchase
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God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen               Listen         View          3:45            Easy            US$50.00          Purchase      
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Good King Wenceslas                                    Listen         View         2:45            Easy             US$50.00          Purchase
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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing                     Listen         View         3:25            Easy              US$50.00         Purchase
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Here We Come A-Wassailing                           Listen         View         3:45        Med/Easy        US$50.00          Purchase
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 How Far is It to Bethlehem?                       Listen         View         2:10        Very Easy        US$50.00          Purchase
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I saw three ships - Rutter                              Listen         View         2:15        Med/Easy        US$50.00          Purchase
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Il Est Né Le Divin Enfant                             Listen          View          2:08         Easy                 US$50.00          Purchase
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In Dulci Jubilo - Rutter                                      Listen          View         2:20       Med/Easy          US$50.00          Purchase
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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear                Listen          View        3:15            Easy               US$50.00          Purchase
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Jesus Child - Rutter                                       Listen          View        3:20          Med/Easy       US$50.00           Purchase
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Jingle, Bells                                                      Listen           View        2:10           Med/Easy      US$50.00           Purchase
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Joy to the world - Rutter                               Listen          View        2:35            Med.             US$50.00           Purchase
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Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending    Listen         View        5:00            Easy               US$50.00           Purchase     
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Mary's Lullaby - Rutter                                     Listen          View         3:15           Easy               US$50.00           Purchase
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Masters in this hall                                               Listen          View        4:00            Med.              US$50.00          Purchase     
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Nativity Carol - Rutter                                    Listen          View          4:00          Easy                US$50.00         Purchase
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New Year - Rutter                                          Listen          View          4:06          Easy               US$50.00          Purchase
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Noël Nouvelet                                                Listen           View         3:00          Easy               US$50.00           Purchase
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O Come, All Ye Faithful                                Listen          View         4:40           Easy               US$50.00          Purchase                  
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O Come, O Come Emmanuel                        Listen          View         3:30           Easy               US$50.00          Purchase
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Of the Father's Heart Begotten                       Listen          View          4:35           Easy               US$50.00          Purchase
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Once In Royal David's City                             Listen           View         2:25            Easy              US$50.00          Purchase
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Past Three A Clock  (Version in A major - choral key) Listen   View   2:25            Med.              US$50.00          Purchase
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Past Three A Clock (Version in A-flat major)               Listen    View    2:25           Med.               US$50.00          Purchase 
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Quelle est cette odeur agréable?                 Listen           View        4:10            Easy               US$50.00          Purchase
(Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing?)
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Quittez, Pasteurs                                           Listen            View       2:45          Med/Easy         US$50.00         Purchase    
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Resonemus Laudibus                                        Listen            View       1:50           Med/Adv        US$50.00          Purchase
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Sans Day Carol - Rutter                             Listen            View       3:10            Med/Easy      US$50.00          Purchase
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See Amid the Winter's Snow                            Listen            View       5:30             Easy              US$50.00          Purchase
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Shepherd's Pipe Carol - Rutter                    Listen            View        2:45            Med.              US$50.00          Purchase
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Silent Night                                                   Listen             View        3:00            Easy               US$50.00          Purchase
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Star Carol - Rutter                                         Listen             View        2:40            Med.              US$50.00           Purchase
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Sussex Carol                                                 Listen             View      1:35              Med./Easy    US$50.00           Purchase
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The Cherry Tree Carol                                Listen             View      2:05              Easy               US$50.00           Purchase      
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The First Nowell                                                    Listen             View       5:30             Easy               US$50.00           Purchase
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The Twelve Days of Christmas                     Listen             View       3:30            Med/Adv.      US$50.00           Purchase
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There is a Flower                                        Listen             View       4:00              Easy              US$50.00           Purchase                          
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Unto us is born a son                                          Listen            View        2:30             Easy               US$50.00           Purchase
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What Child Is This                                        Listen            View        2:50            Easy                US$50.00           Purchase
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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks   Listen            View        2:50            Easy                US$50.00           Purchase 
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Zion Hears the Watchmen's Voices            Listen             View        5:50            Med.               US$50.00           Purchase
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