THE NOEL CONSORT, a songbook for mixed choir based on traditional carols

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The Noel Consort (book I)

  1. Puer Natus

words Lucas Lossius (1508-1582)

melody Michail Praetorius (1571-1621)


  1. See, amid the winter’s snow

words Edward Caswall (1814-1878)

melody John Goss (1800-1880)


  1. Good King Wenceslas

words John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

melody from «Piae Cantiones» (1582)


  1. Child in the manger

words Mary MacDonald (1817-1890)

Traditional Gaelic melody


  1. O little one sweet, O little one mild

words Samuel Scheidt (1597-1654)

trans. Percy Deamer (1867-1936)

melody from Samuel Scheidt’s «Tabulaturbush» (1650)


  1. It came upon the midnight clear

words Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876)

Traditional English melody


  1. Silent night

words Joseph Mohr (1792-1848)

trans. John Freeman Young (1820-1895)

melody Franz Grüber (1787-1863)


  1. O little town of Bethlehem

words Philips Brooks (1835-1893)

Traditional English melody


  1. A great and mighty wonder

words St Germanus (c.634-c.734)

trans. John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

German carol melody


  1. O come, all ye faithful

words John Francis Wade

trans. Frederick Oakeley (1802-1880)

melody John Francis Wade (1711-1786)


  1. The angel Gabriel from heaven came

words Sabine Baring-Gould (1843-1924)

Traditional Basque melody


  1. In the bleak mid-winter

words Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

melody Gustav Holst (1874-1934)


  1. God rest you merry, gentlefolk

words: Traditional English

Traditional English melody


  1. Away in a manger

words William James Kirkpatrick

melody William James Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)


The Noel Consort (book II)


  1. Veni, Emmanuel


  1. Ding dong, merrily on high!


  1. Of the Father’s love begotten


  1. Infant holy, infant lowly


  1. Christians, awake!


  1. Good Christians all, rejoice


  1. On Christmas night all Christians sing


  1. Little Jesus, sweetly sleep


  1. I saw three Ships


  1. What Child is This


  1. Unto us a boy is born!


  1. We three kings of Orient are


  1. Child Jesus


  1. Masters in This Hall


  1. Quoique Soyez Petit Encore


  1. Still, Still, Still


  1. Noel Nouvelet


  1. While shepherds watched


  1. Once in royal David’s city



First performance: vocal ensemble Alter Ratio, conductor – Olga Prykhodko (2014)


Instrumentation: Mixed choir


Duration: 100′




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