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Rehearsal Aids

This page contains 3 items:

  1. Verses we'll be singing in the five Willcocks carols
  2. Music to be performed and programme order
  3. Audio links are now in place - see below [includes Hodie with emphasised sung parts]


Hark the Herald Angels Introduction fanfare
  3 verses v1 - harmony
    v2 - harmony
    v3 - unison with descant
     
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Introduction last 3½ bars of verse 1
  4 verses v1 - unison
    v2 - harmony, with light accompaniment
    v3 - unison
    cut verse 4
    v5 - as written
     
The First Nowell Introduction last 4 bars
  6 verses v1 - unison
    v2 - harmony, with light accompaniment
    v3 - harmony, as written
    v4 - harmony, with light accompaniment
    v5 - harmony, as written
    v6 - unison - harmony in refrain
     
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Introduction last 2 bars plus 1 beat
  3 verses v1 - harmony
    v2 - harmony
    cut verse 3
    v4 - harmony
     
O Come All Ye Faithful Introduction fanfare
  4 verses v1 - unison
    v2 - harmony
    cut verses 3, 4, 5
    v6 - as written
    v7 - as written




Composer

Piece

Accompaniment

Stroope

Hodie! This Day

Brass, percussion and organ

Holst

Masters in This Hall

Organ

Brass piece

tba


Handel

And the Glory of the Lord

Organ

David Willcocks, arrangement

Carols for Choir, Brass and Organ 


1.  Hark!  The Herald Angels Sing
2.  God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
3.  The First Nowell
4.  It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
5.  O Come, All Ye Faithful

Brass and organ

Interval

Arrangement

I saw Three Ships

Brass

Dedrick

Angel Choir and the Trumpeter

Brass

Rutter

Angels’ Carol 

Organ

Brass piece

tba


Brass piece

tba


Traditional,

arr. Cable

Twelve Days of Christmas Brass

Brass

Holst

Personent Hodie

Organ

Brass piece

tba


Handel

Hallelujah Chorus

Brass





Audio links

Turn on your sound, click on the links (in blue) and enjoy!


Composer

Piece

YouTube link

Stroope

Hodie! This Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVOa6HYayHo


Music starts at 2:04


For your voice part sung emphasised relative to the others, see Deezer.com.  It's easy to register.  Once in, searching for Hodie Z. Randall Stroope will take you straight to the page with all the tracks: 

http://www.deezer.com/search/Hodie%20Z.%20Randall%20Stroope

which you can save in Favourites, or click from here. 

Holst

Masters in This Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-xHCdFlNrA

Brass piece

tba


Handel

And the Glory of the Lord

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z_tFJosT3k

David Willcocks, arrangement

Carols for Choir, Brass and Organ 


1.  Hark!  The Herald Angels Sing
2.  God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
3.  The First Nowell
4.  It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
5.  O Come, All Ye Faithful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6HzdimnIEk



(A different order from what we are singing)

Interval

Arrangement

I saw Three Ships

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-1nZrwzx3o

Dedrick

Angel Choir and the Trumpeter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTPs79vU-Jc

Rutter

Angels’ Carol 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4hf6nHyQB8

Brass piece

tba


Brass piece

tba


Traditional,

arr. Cable

Twelve Days of Christmas Brass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y53BcoLNxIY

Holst

Personent Hodie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNur1zR_74Q

Brass piece

tba


Handel

Hallelujah Chorus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gppzte53fYM