The Carols of Christmas: A Celebration of the Surprising Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Songs
The Carols of Christmas: A Celebration of the Surprising Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday
From Oxford professor and renowned British composer, a joyous account of the history behind our favorite carols.Everyone loves a carol—in the end, even Ebenezer Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of mid-winter mood, like the aroma of gingerbread or the twinkle of lights on a tree. It’s a kind of magic.But how did they get that magic? Andrew Gant—choirmaster, church musician, university professor, and writer—tells the story of some twenty carols, each accompanied by lyrics and music, unraveling a captivating, and often surprising, tale of great musicians and thinkers, saints and pagans, shepherd boys and choirboys. Readers get to delve into the history of such favorites as “Good King Wenceslas,” “Away in a Manger,” and “O, Tannenbaum,” discovering along the way how “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” came to replace “Hark, how all the welkin’ ring” and how Ralph Vaughan Williams applied the tune of an English folk song about a dead ox to a poem by a nineteenth century American pilgrim to make “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”A charming book that brims with anecdote, expert knowledge, and Christmas spirit, this is a fittingly joyous account of one of the best-loved musical traditions.
- Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
- ASIN: 0718031520
Joy To The World 2 The First Noel 3 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 4 Silent Night, Holy Night 5 We Three Kings 6 Angels We Have Heard On High 7 O Little Town Of Bethlehem 8 I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day 9 O Come, All Ye Faithful 10 Good Christian Men, Rejoice 11 How Great Our Joy! 12 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 13 Away In A Manger 14 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear 15 O Come, Little Children
- Brand: Provident Distribution Group
- ASIN: B00000DPKG
- UPC: 084418405428
Bring family and friends together with a festive sing-along. This book provides the lyrics to more than 70 of the most popular and traditional Christmas songs. From traditional Carols to popular music there is something to suit all ages and tastes. This is the ideal companion to get everyone in the festive spirit and bring a little Christmas magic to the Holiday Season. Just some of the songs included: All I Want for Christmas is You, Away in A Manger, Deck the Halls, Frosty the Snowman, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Here Comes Santa Claus, It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Let It Snow, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Sleigh Ride, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), The First Noel, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Winter Wonderland, and many more.
- ASIN: 1481180886
Christmas Carols: 44 Favorites with Easy Piano Arrangements (Dover Song Collections)
Christmas Carols: 44 Favorites with Easy Piano Arrangements (Dover Song
This richly illustrated volume contains lyrics and simple piano scores for forty-four classic Christmas standards including "Silent Night," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Joy to the World," "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing," "O Holy Night," and many more. It also features the story of the Nativity as related in the gospels of Luke and Matthew.This nostalgic volume is a facsimile of a 1937 edition. It features a sturdy, lay-flat binding that will endure years of use and enjoyment. A lovely gift book, it is certain to become a cherished family keepsake.
- Brand: Frank Edwin Peat Fern Bisel Peat Illustrator
- ASIN: 0486478238
- UPC: 800759478231
Christmas Carols: Complete Verses (Dover Thrift Editions)
Christmas Carols: Complete Verses (Dover Thrift
Carolers, choral groups and sing-along enthusiasts will welcome this convenient collection of over 50 of the most popular Christmas carols. Compact, inexpensive and printed in easy-to-read type, this handy volume is the perfect companion to pass around and take along on informal singing events throughout the holiday season. With this book, you don't have to worry about remembering every word of every carol-the complete lyrics are right at your fingertips. The carols in this volume include: Away in a Manger, Coventry Carol, Deck the Halls, The First Nowell, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, I Saw Three Ships, It Came upon the Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, O Christmas Tree, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, The Twelve Days of Christmas, We Three Kings of Orient Are, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
- Brand: Shane Weller
- ASIN: 0486273970
- UPC: 800759273973