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Thread #3225   Message #842273
Posted By: cetmst
06-Dec-02 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Christmas songs
Subject: RE: Christmas songs
Traditional tune from London Waites and text by George Ratcliffe Woodward for 'Past Three O'Clock' are in Carol Singer's Handbook, ed. Neil Jenkins, pub. Kevin Mayhew Ltd., 1993 and in The Oxford SAB Song Book, ed. Reginald Jacques, pub. Oxford University Press, 1951. The choir on the Chieftan's Bells of Dublin CD sings only the first two verses and the Deller Consort on Vanguard LP VRS499, The Holly and the Ivy sing the first three verses. Does anyone know a recording of all the verses ? The former book contains 100 carols including old ones previously mentioned in this thread, 'As Joseph Was a-Walking', 'In the Bleak Midwinter', God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen', 'Cherry Tree Carol'and some of my favorites, 'Adam Lay y-Bounden'(also on the Holly and the Ivy record), 'Mary's Boy Child' 'The Holly Bears a Berry'. The carol I look forward most to hear is 'Rorate Coeli Desuper' in the Oxford Book of Carols and recorded by Custer LaRue and the Baltimore Consort on CD Bright Day Star, Bonnie Rideout and Maggie Sansone on CD Scottish Christmas, the Revels on CD Celtic Feast of Song amd Jean Redpath on CD Still the Night