Villancico de la Falta de Fe (For a World Without Faith) - Argentina ; Khorurd Metz (Great Mystery) - Armenia ; Southern Cross - Australia ; Kuttun Kantak (Night Songs) - Basque Country (Spain) ; Nu is die roe van Jesse (The Rod of Jesse) - Belgium ; Acalanto para o Menino Jesus (Carol for the Baby Jesus) - Brazil ; The Huron Carol - Canada ; Notre divin Maitre (Our master, Lord Jesus) - Canada (Quebec) ; Llega la Navidad! (Christmas is Coming) - Dominican Republic ; Nuud ole, Jeesus, kiidetud (Now blessed be thou, Christ Jesu) - Estonia ; Tuikkikaa, oi joulun tahtoset (Twinkle bright, you stars of Christmastide) - Finland ; Ainsi que parmi la pree (On a hillside in the cold) - France ; Susser die Glocken nie klingen (Sweetly the Bells are Ringing) - Germany ; Krismas _dodzi v_o (Christmas Time is Here) - Ghana ; Nagykaracsony Ejszakajan (On Great Christmas Night) - Hungary ; Immanuel oss i natt (Emmanuel, to us this night) - Iceland ; Carul Failte (A Carol of Welcome) - Ireland ; Infant Joy - Japan ; Jajang, jajang, Ahgi Yesu (Lullay, lullay, Baby Jesu) - Korea ; Dedziet skalu, putiet guni (Bring us fire, bring us light) - Latvia ; Lullaby Carol - New Zealand ; Amuworo ayi otu nwa (For unto us a child is born) - Nigeria ; Det hev ei rose sprunge (A spotless rose) - Norway ; Hej, hej, lelija! (Hey, hey, lily!) - Poland ; Ena noc polna veselja (On a starlit night) - Slovenia ; Susa ninna - South Africa ; Ett Nyfott Barn (A Newborn Child) - Sweden ; Im Silbernen Wassergrund (In silvery darkness) - Switzerland ; My Dancing Day - UK ; Who is the baby - USA ; Nino lindo (Lovely baby) - Venezuela
Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide. Susan Knight is Founder and Artistic Director of the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Choir and Festival 500. She is active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, lecturer, keynote speaker, and advocate, and has served in executive positions within provincial and national music and educational organizations.
There is a huge amount of variety here, and some wonderful arrangements and new carols. Leah Perona-Wright, Church Music Quarterly December 05 One of the most interesting and unusual new publicatons for the Christmas period is World Carols for Choirs ... Certainly the editors have done a remarkable job in unearthing suitable authors from around the world. Many, if not nearly all the composers will be unfamiliar names to most who purchase this volume ... Surprises are frequent in this adventurous collection. One is that although all the contributions are contemporary, there is little or nothing included that reflects anything resembling a modernist approach to compositon. That has not precluded, however, the inclusion of some highly idiomatic music ... In all, this is a publication that offers a tantalising window onto some very different musical worlds. No publisher over the last 30 years has done more to promote and enrich our understanding of music for the Christmas season than OUP, and with this voume they have provided yet another rich seam to explore. Matthew Greenall, The Singer Dec 05 Christmas comes but once a year, and when it comes it brings... And occasionally in the music publishing world it brings good cheer and sometimes, as with this book of carols, very good cheer. There is nothing 'old hat here in this marvellous collection of carols from various cultures around the world ... Besides Europe, we have carols from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, USA and Venezuela. I list these countries to illustrate the breadth of this collection. Words are in their original language, with translations and there is an excellent pronunciation guide as well as valuable notes on each carol ... Then there's the magical..but I could go on and on. cont ... Zone Magazine Oct 05 ... cont The book is very good value working out at around 38p a carol. To get the most out of this collection you do need an adventurous and good choir - youth or adult - but you will certainly liven up your programme and introduce your singers and audience to some stunning carols from around the world. Zone Magazine Oct 05