Church Music – CAROLS

We be kings from lands afar *1908

Words by Charles Scott–Moncrieff

Weekes & Co 1908, cr, [BL: D6722]; 1913 [Hanover Series of Christmas Carols No. 12 with tonic sol–fa]

[BL: F1176b25]

Herrick’s Ode (In numbers, and but these few) *1928

SATB

Words by Robert Herrick

Curwen 1928 [Church Choralist No. 663] [BL: E1330]

In The Oxford Book of Carols 1928, No 176

Babe and Lord new born this night (Babe and Lord new born this night) *1931

SATB unaccompanied

Words by R. H. d’Elboux

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Ci: rough photo copy of copyist’s MS with letter from poet dated 3 November 1931

Unpublished

The Stable Door (A soft light from a stable door) 1933

SATB unaccompanied

Words by Lilian Cox

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, 4 pages and title page,

Winthrop Rogers/Boosey & Co 1933 [BL: E602ss8]

Dedicated to Rev. R. E. Fanshawe

Oxen cribbed in barn and byre (Oxen cribbed in barn and byre) 1943

Words by C. Armstrong Gibbs

a. SATB chorus unaccompanied

b. Unison with piano

MS: B–P Archive, Box 5: vocal score, ink, dated, printer’s copy, each version 1 page

Boosey & Co 1944 [BL: F260d1]

Written for Burnside Choir and dedicated to A. H. Willink

At the Manger (Not in a palace great and grand) 7 February 1945

Words by Dr J. F. Cooke

SATB unaccompanied

MS: B–P Archive, Box 1: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 2 pages and title

Boosey & Hawkes, 1948 [BL: F260d27] with tonic sol–fa

See below 1952

Sleep, little King ( Sleep, little King, in your cradle of hay) 1 – 3 August 1951

Words by Margaret Rose

SATB unaccompanied

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 6 pages and title page

Boosey & Co 1951 [Winthrop Rogers Church Choral Series No. 34] [BL: F1147] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to Jane and Clare (Rust) (not on MS)

See below 1952

Sleep, little King ( Sleep, little King, in your cradle of hay) 16 October 1952

Words by Margaret Rose

TTBB unaccompanied

MS: B–P Archive, Box 6: ink, dated, printer’s copy, 6 pages

Boosey & Co 1952 [Winthrop Rogers Church Choral Series No. 44] [BL: F1147] with tonic sol–fa

Dedicated to Jane and Clare (Rust) (not on MS)

See above 1951

At the Manger (Not in a palace great and grand) 18 October 1952

Words by Dr J. F. Cooke

TTBB unaccompanied

MS: B–P Archive, Box 1: ink, dated, 5 pages and title page

Boosey & Hawkes, 1952 [BL: F260f14] with tonic sol–fa

See above 1945

While the shepherds were watching (from ‘A Saviour Born’) 1952

Words by Benedict Ellis

a. SSA unaccompanied b. SATB unaccompanied

OUP a. 1954 [Oxford Choral Songs W 13] [BL: F1777m]; b. 1955 [Oxford Choral Songs X 13] [BL: F1777m]

OUP 1961 b. in Carols for Choirs 1

See Chorus and orchestra p. 17

Sweet was the song (from ‘A Saviour Born’) (Sweet was the song the Virgin sang) 6 November 1952

Words by Benedict Ellis, (anonymous, from John Attey’s ‘The First Book of Ayres’, 1622)

SSA unaccompanied

MS: B–P Archive, Bag Cii: ink, dated, poet unnamed, with accompaniment for keyboard or strings, but ‘preferably unaccompanied’, (with ‘The Promised One’)

OUP 1953 [Oxford Choral Songs W 12] [BL: F1777m]

See Chorus and orchestra p. 17

Hail, O sun of righteousness 1959

Christmas Song for SATB unaccompanied

Words by William Austin (1587–1633)

OUP 1959 [Oxford Choral Songs X 53] [BL: F1777m]

Dedicated to Marjorie Jaco