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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.

Angelus ad virginem                                           Coming soon
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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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Ding dong! Merrily on High                     Listen           View        2:10            Med.           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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 How Far is It to Bethlehem?                             Coming soon
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Il Est Né Le Divin Enfant                                   Coming soon
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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear             Listen            View       3:15            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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Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending Listen           View       5:00             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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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                          Coming soon
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Once In Royal David's City                         Listen             View        2:25             Easy          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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Resonemus Laudibus                                           Coming soon
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See Amid the Winter's Snow                        Listen             View        5:30             Easy          US$50.00             Purchase
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Silent Night                                                Listen             View        3:10             Easy           US$50.00            Purchase
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Sussex Carol                                                          Coming soon
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The Cherry Tree Carol                                          Coming soon
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The First Nowell                                                  Listen             View        5:30             Easy           US$50.00            Purchase
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What Child Is This                                               Coming soon
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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks Listen             View       2:50             Easy           US$50.00            Purchase
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