The Shorter New Oxford Book of CarolsBook - 1993
This--the performers' edition of the massive New Oxford Book of Carols--is a selection of 120 carols in 173 different settings. The music, which is divided into composed carols and traditional carols, covers nine centuries of Christmas music from around the world. Popular and unknown material is included: the settings are straightforward and each carol is accompanied by a note on historical background. The emphasis is on the fresh approach to the carol, and the editors have cleared away the accretions of years to recapture the original spirit and vigor of the music. Selections from the book are featured on EMI Classic's recordings "The Carol Album," "The Christmas Album," and "Carol Album 2," performed by the Taverner Consort, Choir, and Players under the direction of Andrew Parrott.
Publisher: Oxford : Music Dept., Oxford University Press, c1993.
Branch Call Number: 781.723 Sho 3701 1
Characteristics: xxiii, 341 pages : music ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Oxford book of carols