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I Saw Three Ships

Traditional English Carol

"I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)" is a traditional and popular Christmas carol from England. The earliest printed version of "I Saw Three Ships" is from the 17th century, possibly Derbyshire, and was also published by William Sandys in 1833.

The lyrics mention the ships sailing into Bethlehem, but the nearest body of water is the Dead Sea about 20 miles (32 km) away. The reference to three ships is thought to originate in the three ships that bore the purported relics of the Biblical magi to Cologne Cathedral in the 12th century. Another possible reference is to Wenceslaus II, King of Bohemia, who bore a coat of arms "Azure three galleys argent". Another suggestion is that the ships are actually the camels used by the Magi, as camels are frequently referred to as "ships of the desert".

    Release Date: 1833


I Saw Three Ships

I Saw Three Ships

The popular text of the familiar carol is set with original music that is bright and happy, giving this title new and refreshing energy. A wonderful selection for young voices, the chorus acts as a short round and there's a bell-like bridge that includes an opportunity for solo or ensemble descant. Great teaching and superb programming.

Voicing: SAB


I Saw Three Ships

I Saw Three Ships

The popular text of the familiar carol is set with original music that is bright and happy, giving this title new and refreshing energy. A wonderful selection for young voices, the chorus acts as a short round and there's a bell-like bridge that includes an opportunity for solo or ensemble descant. Great teaching and superb programming.

Voicing: TB


I Saw Three Ships

I Saw Three Ships

The popular text of the familiar carol is set with original music that is bright and happy, giving this title new and refreshing energy. A wonderful selection for young voices, the chorus acts as a short round and there's a bell-like bridge that includes an opportunity for solo or ensemble descant. Great teaching and superb programming.

Voicing: 2-Part


I Saw Three Ships

I Saw Three Ships

Your mixed and treble choirs will sparkle when performing this exuberant setting of the traditional English carol! The melody passes from part to part with the others forming a festive tapestry of sound. Whether performed accompanied or a cappella, this selection will add to the joyful atmosphere of the season!

Voicing: SSATB



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Amy Appleby (Editor) : Messiah Sing and Caroling : SATB : 01 Songbook : 752187980681 : 0825629659 : 14021334

Amy Appleby (Editor) : Messiah Sing and Caroling

The complete vocal score of Handel's Messiah plus forty traditional carols of Christmas. This authoritative volume presents the most widely used Messiah vocal score. Here you will find all of the choruses and solos with complete piano reduction of Handel's magnificent orchestra. This book also includes an exquisite selection of Christmas carols in traditional four-part arrangements. As a comprehensive treasure of the word's most cherished Christmas music, Messiah Sing and Caroling is a valuable addition to every music library. So whether you are going out to a "Messiah Singalong," enjoying a Christmas concert, or simply caroling with friends, you will get a lifetime of holiday pleasure from this handy volume.

Songlist: The Messiah, Angels From The Realms of Glory, Angels We Have Heard on High, Away In a Manger, As With Gladness, Men of Old, Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light, Deck The Hall, The First Noel, Glad Christmas Bells, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Good King Wencelas, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, The Happy Christmas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Here We Come A-Waissailing, The Holly and The Ivy, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, I Saw Three Ships, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Joy To The World, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, O Christmas Tree, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, O Holy Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 7709b | Songbook | $12.95


Barry Rose : Sing, Precious Music : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088424671 : 1847722962 : 14030308

Barry Rose : Sing, Precious Music

Selected and edited by Barry Rose, Sing, Precious Music is a superb collection of nine anthems written between the 1960s and today, one newly published in this volume: all by noteworthy composers if choral works, all memorable, suitable for concert as well as liturgical use, and all within the capabilities of the modern mixed choir, large or small. A Choral Advisor to Novello since 1999, Barry Rose has been associated with many forms of choral music for over sixty years. The Novello Choral Programme is the creation of a panel of advisers preeminent in the British music scene. The aim is to publish essential editions from the best of the wealth of existing choral music, ancient and modern, while widening the repertoire with exciting new composers and new trends in music making.

Songlist: Feast song for Saint Cecilia, Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost, Harvest Anthem, I love all beauteous things, I saw three ships, Let all the world, The praises of the Trinity, Rejoice and be merry, There is no rose

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Voicing: SATB | 5114b | Songbook | $19.95


Ben Parry : The Essential Carol Singer : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780571525126 : 12-0571525121

Ben Parry : The Essential Carol Singer

The Essential Carol Singer provides the solution to the endless problem of too many books and not enough hands. It includes thirty of the most popular carols in one book, all SATB, unaccompanied, with no divisi. This pocket-sized, lightweight volume is easy to read and the short score layout allows for optional accompaniment if required. All the carols are arranged in alphabetical order for ease of use, with one carol per page. Offering simple arrangements in practical keys, The Essential Carol Singer is every singer's companion for Christmas. Selected and edited by former long-time Swingle Singer Ben Parry.

Songlist: Angels From The Realms Of Glory, Away In A Manger, Boar's Head Carol, Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly, Ding! Dong! Merrily On High, The First Nowell, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Here We Come A-Wassiling, The Holly And The Ivy, I Saw Three Ships, In The Bleak Midwinter, Infant Holy, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Joy The World, Now The Holly Bears A Berry, O Christmas Tree, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, On Christmas Night All Christians Sing, Once In Royal David's City, Sans Day Carol, See, Amid The Winter's Snow, Silent Night, Sussex Carol, Unto Us Is Born A Child, We Three Kings Of Orient Point Are, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9127b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


Bob Chilcott & David Blackwell : Carols for Choirs 5 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193373563 : 9780193373563

Bob Chilcott & David Blackwell : Carols for Choirs 5

Carols for Choirs 5 continues the tradition of its predecessors by providing a complete resource for choirs from Advent through to Epiphany. Featuring brand new carols and arrangements of classic tunes, the collection showcases the very best established and new names in choral composition today.

Songlist: A Heavenly Song, A little child there is yborn, A Patre Unigenitus, Adam lay ybounden, Away in a manger (UK tune), Away in a manger (US tune), Blest Mary wanders through the thorn, Candlelight Carol, Carol, Ding dong! merrily on high, Glory to the Christ Child, God rest you merry, gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! the herald-angels sing, Hush! my dear, I saw a stable, I saw three ships, I sing of a maiden, In dulci jubilo, It came upon the midnight clear (UK tune), It came upon the midnight clear (US tune), Joy to the world!, Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming, Lullay, my liking, My Lord has Come, New Year, O come, all ye faithful, O come, O come, Emmanuel, O little town, Old Christmas Returned (or Hospitality Revived), and more

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Voicing: SATB | 5689b | Songbook | $22.95 | A Cappella


David Willcocks : A Celebration in Carols  : SATB : 01 Songbook : David Willcocks : 9780193405011

David Willcocks : A Celebration in Carols

Sir David Willcocks: A Celebration in Carols marks the 95th birthday of one of the most acclaimed choral conductors, editors, and arrangers of our time. A survey of his work, the collection brings together many of Willcocks's best-loved carol arrangements, spanning his career as co-editor of Carols for Choirs and as conductor of the UK's finest choirs. It includes a selection of his original compositions too, and gives an overview of the styles and traditions that have enhanced the Christmas musical experience of thousands of singers and listeners. As an affectionate birthday tribute, A Celebration also includes specially-commissioned new carols by John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, and Jonathan Willcocks.

Songlist: Away in a manger, I saw three ships, O come, all ye faithful, Sussex Carol, Infant holy, infant lowly, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Hark! the herald-angels sing, Quelle est cette odeur agreable?, Gabriel's Message, Birthday Carol, Resonemus laudibus, Jingle, Bells , Lullay, my liking, High Word of God, eternal Light , Starry night, Rejoice and sing!, Nowell, nowell , There is no rose

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Voicing: SATB | 2712b | Songbook | $13.95


David Willcocks (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 3 : SATB : 01 Songbook : David Willcocks : 9780193535701

David Willcocks (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 3

The volumes of Carols for Choirs have established themselves as the quintessential carol books for carol-singers around the world. Each volume presents a wide range of carols to suit every occasion, from well-known tunes superbly arranged to the best original compositions. Carols for Choirs 3 includes Fifty varied carols including a selection of Baroque and Medieval carols. Also favorites from Gustav Holst and Tchaikovsky.

Songlist: A Babe Is Born, A Babe Is Born In Bethlehem, A Child This Day Is Born, A Little Child On The Earth Has Been Born, A Little Child There Is Y-born, Ah! Dearest Jesu, Holy Child, All In The Morning, Angel Tidings, Angelus ad Virginem, As I Sat On A Sunny Bank, Bethlehem, Of Noblest Cities, Birthday Carol, Boar's Head Carol, Child In A Manger, Christ Was Born On Christmas ay, Christe, Redemptor Omnium, Christmas Oratorio, Three Extracts from, Come All You Worthy Gentlemen, Come, Rock The Cradle For Him, The Cradle Song, Cradle Song, The Crown Of Roses, Deck The Hall, Donkey Carol, Donkey Riding Over The Bumpy Road, Eatrh Has Many A Noble City, Earth This Glad Day Rejoices, Flemish Carol, Gabriel To Mary Came, Gabriel's Message, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9091b | Songbook | $22.95 | Primarily a cappella


David Willcocks (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 4 : SSAA Upper : 01 Songbook : David Willcocks : 9780193535732

David Willcocks (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 4

The volumes of Carols for Choirs have established themselves as the quintessential carol books for carol-singers around the world. Each volume presents a wide range of carols to suit every occasion, from well-known tunes superbly arranged to the best original compositions. Featuring upper voice versions of arrangements from the classic "Carols for Choirs" series of songbooks.

Songlist: A Merry Christmas, A New Year Carol, A Virgin Most Pure, Adeste Fidelis, Angels, from Realms of glory, Angelus ad Virginem, As with gladness men of old (congregational version), Away in a manger, Born in a Stable so bare, The cherry tree carol, Coventry Carol, Deck The Hall, Ding-dong ding, Ding dong! merrily on high, Donkey Carol, Donkey riding over the bumpy road, The first Nowell, Gabriel to Mary came, Gabriels Message, God rest you merry, gentlemen (congregational version), God rest you merry, gentlemen (unaccompanied version), going through the hills, Good King Wenceslas, Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary, Hark the herald angels sing (Congregational Version), Hark the herald angels sing (Unaccompanied version), He smiles within his cradle, Here we bring new water, The Holly and the ivy, How far is it to bethlehem, and more

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Voicing: SSAA Upper | 9092b | Songbook | $22.95 | Primarily a cappella


Eclipse 6 - Patrick Rose : It's Christmas Time - Charts Vol 1 : TTBB : Sheet Music

Eclipse 6 - Patrick Rose : It's Christmas Time - Charts Vol 1

Rapidly gaining a solid reputation in a cappella circles the arrangements of Patrick Rose are original, creative and fun to sing. These are the arrangements as sung by Eclipse on their popular holiday CD release of the same name. Freshen up your male ensemble's Christmas repertoire!

Songlist: Shake Up Christmas, I Saw Three Ships, Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, We Need a Little Christmas

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Voicing: TTBB | Performed by Eclipse | 7677b | Sheet Music | $9.95 | A Cappella


Emily Crocker (editor) : Essential Repertoire for the Concert Choir - Level 3 - Mixed : SATB : Mixed/ Teacher : 073999401172 : 079354355X : 08740117

Emily Crocker (editor) : Essential Repertoire for the Concert Choir - Level 3 - Mixed

Essential Repertoire is a core library of time-tested choral works which provide a framework for teaching style and history, all through performance. The graded series includes Masterworks (Renaissance through Contemporary), Folksongs (American and Multicultural), Spirituals, A Cappella and Accompanied works. The series is available for beginning through advanced choirs, and for mixed, treble and tenor bass ensembles.

Songlist: Ach, arme Welt (Alas, Poor World), Achieved Is Thy Glorious Work, Alma Redemptoris Mater, An American Salute, Blow,Blow, Thou Winter Wind (Arne), Break Forth, O Beauteous, Heavenly Light, E la don don, Verges Maria, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Gloria, Gloria In Excelsis, Hodie!, I Saw Three Ships, In Praise Of Spring, Let The Whole Earth Stand In Awe, Lobet den Herren (Praise The Lord), The Nightingale, Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal, Petite Nymphe Folastre (Nymphette, so Dashing and Appealing), Prairie Waters By Night, The Shepherd's Farewell To The Holy Family (Thou Must Leave Thy Lowly Dwe, Sing Out Your Joy, A Song Of Hanukkah (The Feast Of Lights), Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Tantum ergo in E Flat, Thee with tender care

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Voicing: SATB | 1818b | Mixed/ Teacher | $24.95


Jerry Rubino : An American Christmas : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193379787 : 9780193379787

Jerry Rubino : An American Christmas

Showcasing the talents of some of North America's best choral arrangers and composers, An American Christmas presents sixteen Yuletide treats that are guaranteed to add zest to any choir's repertoire. Drawing on a variety of styles including gospel, country, blues, and jazz An American Christmas presents some of the season's best-loved carols in a fresh light and there are also wonderful new original works by Libby Larsen and James Bassi. With opportunities for soloists and a variety of choral textures, this collection is bound to add an American sparkle to your ensemble's festivities.

Songlist: A Simple Gloria, Away In a Manger, Children, Go Where I Send Thee, D'ou Viens-tu Bergere?, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Huron Carol, I Saw Three Ships, Joy to the World!, Lullee, Lullai, Lullo, Lullabye, O Holy Night, Oh What a Wonderful Child, On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol), Shepherds Rejoice!, Silent Night, The Blasts of Chill December

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Voicing: SATB | 6895b | Songbook | $17.50 | A Cappella


Norman Luboff : Season's Greetings : SATB : 01 Songbook : Norman Luboff : 073999188615 : WB531

Norman Luboff : Season's Greetings

The holiday albums of the Norman Luboff Choir were perennial bestsellers for years and these arrangements are classics that will brighten any Holiday concert.

Songlist: Deck The Halls, Still, Still, Still, A La Nanita Nanita, I Saw Three Ships, Lullaby Of The Shepard, Baloo, Lammy, Merry Christmas One And For All, O Christmas Tree, Whence Comes This Rush Of Wings, Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine, Gloucestershire Wassail, Silent Night

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by The Norman Luboff Choir | 9121b | Songbook | $4.95 | Some a cappella


Norman Luboff : Season's Greetings - TTBB : TTBB : 01 Songbook : Norman Luboff : 073999238051 : WM112

Norman Luboff : Season's Greetings - TTBB

The holiday albums of the Norman Luboff Choir were perennial bestsellers for years and these arrangements are classics that will brighten any Holiday concert.

Songlist: Deck The Halls, Still, Still, Still, A La Nanita Nanita, I Saw Three Ships, Lullaby Of The Shepard, Baloo, Lammy, Merry Christmas One And For All, O Christmas Tree, Whence ComesThis Rush Of Wings, Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine, Gloucestershire Wassail, Silent Night

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Voicing: TTBB | Performed by The Norman Luboff Choir | 9122b | Songbook | $4.95 | Some a cappella


Peter Hunt : Voiceworks at Christmas - 30 Seasonal Songs : Kids : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : Peter Hunt : 9780193435537

Peter Hunt : Voiceworks at Christmas - 30 Seasonal Songs

Voiceworks at Christmas is an inspired new collection of 30 seasonal songs from unison to 4-part harmony and beyond. It's invaluable to all choral groups and overflows with festive cheer. The songs range from plainsong to jazz carols, gospel songs and folk pieces to well-known carols in sparkling new arrangements, and brand new carols by living composers. Voiceworks at Christmas features songs and carols suitable for singing at Advent, Christmas and secular occasions during the winter. Every type of voice at all stages of development can be accommodated, and, apart from the songs that specifically demand tenor and bass voices, they can be taken by anyone who can comfortably manage the range. The music is grouped loosely in themes, and each section contains a range of challenges from simple unison or two parts to fuller choral arrangements.

Songlist: Section I: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, Creator of the Stars of Night, Gaudete!, En! Natus Est Emanuel, Zion Hears the Watchmen's Voices, Section II: Sacred Harp and West Gallery, Ye Nations all, On You I Call, Radiance, While Sheperds Watched, While Sheperds Watched, Section III: New Takes on Old Carols, I Saw Three Ships, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Silent Night, Sans Day Carol, Noel Let Us Sing, Away in a Manger, Section IV: Spiritual and Gospel Connections, When the Sun's Reborn, Away in a Manger, Poor li'l Jesus, Behold that Star, Section V: Popular Connections, Mary's Lullaby, Ring Out the Bells, Mad World, Rudolf, the Red Nosed Reindeer, Section VI: Easy New Carols, Sing High, Sing Low, Kings Came Riding, and more

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Voicing: Kids | 9555b | Songbook & 1 CD | $49.50


Philip Lawson : This Christmas Day : SSA : Sheet Music : 888680664114 : 00215021

Philip Lawson : This Christmas Day

Women's choirs will sparkle with seasonal cheer with these delightful Christmas settings in a value priced collection!

Songlist: Gaudete, Wexford Carol, I Saw Three Ships, The Holly And The Ivy, Ding Dong! Merrily On High!

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Voicing: SSA | 4508b | Sheet Music | $4.95


Ralph Vaughan Williams : Nine Carols For Male Voices : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 9780193859401

Ralph Vaughan Williams : Nine Carols For Male Voices

Vaughan Williams arranged these carols during World War 1 for the "choir" he developed among the men in his Field Ambulance unit. In 1917 they were stationed in Greece, near Katerini, on a hillside with Mount Olympus towering above. Ursula Vaughan Williams writes "Another experince, which no one who was there forgot, was carol singing on Christmas Eve: snow-capped Olympus, the clear night, the stars, and Ralph's choir singing carols of Hereford and Sussex with passionate nostaglia. The choir made that Christmas so far from home one that had a special quality, a special beauty, long remembered."

Songlist: God Rest Ye Merry , And Joseph Was A-Walking (Cherry Tree Carol), The First Nowell, The Lord At First, Coventry Carol, I Saw Three Ships, A Virgin Most Pure, Dives And Lazarus

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Voicing: TTBB | 9351b | Songbook | $5.50 | A Cappella


Reginald Jacques (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 1 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193532229

Reginald Jacques (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 1

The volumes of Carols For Choirs have established themselves as the quintessential carol books for carol singimng around the world. Each volume presents a wide range of carols to suit every occasion, from well-known tunes superbly arranged to the best original compositions. 50 carols for mixed choir, including full text of the traditional Nine Lessons printed as an Appendix.

Songlist: A Boy Was Born, A Christmas Carol , A Great And Mighty Wonder, A Merry Christmas, A Virgin Most Pure, Adeste Fideles, All Men Draw Near, And There Were Shepards, Angels From The Realms Of Glory, As With Gladness Men Of Old, Away In A Manager, Blessed Be That Maid Mary, Blessed Son Of God, Boar's Head Carol, Crol, With Lullaby, Coventry Carol, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, The First Noel, Gallery Carol, Girls And Boys, Leave Your Toys, Gloucestershire Wassail, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, A Great And Mighty Wonder, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Holly And The Ivy, I Saw Three Ships, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, In Dulci Jubilo, Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9088b | Songbook | $22.98 | Primarily a cappella


Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : The Shaw-Parker Book of Christmas Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw : 073999814972 : 0793510643 : 50481497

Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : The Shaw-Parker Book of Christmas Carols

Twenty-four carols arranged by the eminent choral director Robert Shaw and the respected Alice Parker. Shaw-Parker arrangements are famous and recorded by everyone, including Shaw's various ensembles. Described as a mixed voice collection, these twenty-four carols have varying voicings, with frequent solo opportunities. There are also a few tenor/bass charts. Most have piano for rehearsal.

Songlist: Allon, Gay Bergeres, Les Angeles Dans Nos Campagnes (Angels We Have Heard On High) 3. The Boar's Head Carol (TTBB), Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light , The Carol Of The Birds , The Cherry Tree Carol , Christ Was Born On Christmas Day, Fum, Fum, Fum, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Good King Wenceslas, Here Mid The Ass and The Oxen, The Holly And The Ivy , How Unto Bethlehem, I Saw Three Ships, Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant, In The Bleak Midwinter , Lay Down Your Staffs, Masters In This Hall, O Sanctissima , So Blest A Sight, Susanni , Touro-louro-loura , What Child Is This?, Ya Viene La Vieja

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Voicing: SATB | 6230b | Songbook | $14.95


Robert Shaw / Robert Russel Bennett : The Many Moods of Christmas - Suite Four : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw : 783556007906  : 00-LG51656

Robert Shaw / Robert Russel Bennett : The Many Moods of Christmas - Suite Four

This book includes all arrangements from the fourth suite, with piano accompaniment, featured on CD with the same title, performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Robert Shaw.

Songlist: Breakforth, O Beautious Heavenly Light, O Little Of Bethlehem, I Saw Three Ships, Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly, The First Nowell

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Voicing: SATB | 9570b | Songbook | $4.95 | Accompanied


Various Arrangers : A Cappella Christmas Music : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : A Cappella Christmas Music

'Do You Hear What I Hear' is an exquisite a cappella setting of the beloved Christmas classic! 'Ding Dong Merrily on High' is a delightful setting of this appealing dance carol! Ed Lojeski has developed a wonderful madrigal-style extension to the traditional melody, and counterpoints it all with "Good King Wenceslas". 'I Saw Three Ships' i a fun and easily learned arrangmeent for any size vocal ensemble. The German baroque chorale ' Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming' (Est Ist Ein' Ros' Entsprungen), is a tasteful adaptation by John Leavitt, featuring the tenor on the melody of the second verse and a soprano descant on the third verse. Includes English and German texts. Edwin Fissinger's simple, elegant arrangement of 'Silent Night' features both English and German verses. It's easy to prepare, yet is sure to be one of the most stunning pieces on any holiday program.

Songlist: Silent Night, I Saw Three Ships, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, Ding Dong! Merrily on High

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Voicing: SATB | 9287b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | A Cappella


Walter Ehret : The International Book of Christmas Carols : Unison / 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 073999446319 : 0828903786 : WB516

Walter Ehret : The International Book of Christmas Carols

164 easy arrangements with chords of carols from around the world, complete with lyrics in the original language as well as English. This special collection also includes historical background information on the observance of Christmas through the years and notes about specific carols to give added understanding. Songs are included from England, Italy, Latin America, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic, and more.

Songlist: Christmas and Its Songs, ENGLISH CAROLS, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Good Christian Men, Rejoice, The Seven Joys of Mary, This Endris Night, Good King Wenceslas, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Coventry Carol, When Christ Was Born of Mary Free, The Holly and the Ivy, The Friendly Beasts, The First Nowell, Joy to the World, What Child is This? (Greensleeves), While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, Gloucestershire wassail, The Boar's Head Carol, Wassail Song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol), Blessed Be that Maid Marie, A Virgin Unspotted, Once in Royal David's City, Sleep, Holy Babe, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, As with Gladness Men of Old, Angels From the Realms of Glory, Masters in this Hall, I Saw Three Ships, and more

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Voicing: Unison / 2-Part | 9612b | Songbook | $24.95 | Some a cappella


William Llewellyn (Editor) : The Novello Book of Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : 752187440741 : 0853601275 : 14023523

William Llewellyn (Editor) : The Novello Book of Carols

This outstanding collection of 90 carols offers a balanced mixture of accompanied and unaccompanied items which will appeal immediately to conductors, singers and audiences alike. Mostly for mixed voices, it includes 16 carols and a further 39 arrangements published here for the first time. From Gabrielli to Judith Weir, medieval melodies to spirituals, the range of styles covers a wide spectrum of tastes. This major issue of carols is edited by William Llewellyn, a well established figure in the world of choral music.

Songlist: A Babe Is Born, A Christmas Antiphon, A Fanfare For Christmas, A Gallery Carol, A Somerset Carol, Adam Lay Ybounden, Adests Fideles, All And Some, As Joseph Was A-walking, Away In A Manger, Balulalow, Canon For Three Choirs, Carol Of The Christ-child, Christmas Is Coming, Coventry Carol, Dawn Carol, De Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Ding-dong, Ding, Donkey Plod And Mary Ride, El Cant Des Ocells, El Noi De La Mare, Fum, Fum, Fum, Gabriel's Message, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, How Soft, Upon The Ev'ning Air, Huron Carol, Hush You, My Baby, I Saw Three Ships, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 7711b | Songbook | $19.95


Amy Appleby : America's All-Time Favorite Songs for God and Country : Solo : 01 Songbook : 752187985310 : 0825634741 : 14001791

Amy Appleby : America's All-Time Favorite Songs for God and Country

Nowhere else will you find gathered together into one priceless treasury so many of your favorite American folk songs, patriotic anthems and marches, heart songs, sea chanteys, colonial songs, Civil War songs, hymns, gospel songs, spirituals, Christmas carols, memorial songs, and sacred classics. This comprehensive volume includes over 175 full piano arrangements with complete lyrics and chord symbols, and is illustrated with woodcuts, engravings and drawings throughout. Spiral bound.

Songlist: O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy To The World, Auld Lang Syne, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, I Saw Three Ships, Amazing Grace, Christ The Lord Is Risen Today, O Day Of Rest And Gladness, Coventry Carol, HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS, GOOD KING WENCESLAS, BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, HOME ON THE RANGE, RED RIVER VALLEY, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, TELL ME WHY, TAPS, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, BLOW THE MAN DOWN, CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY, DANNY BOY, DEEP RIVER, GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION, MARY HAD A BABY, MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN, MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME, NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN, SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON, STEAL AWAY, WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20404b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Richard Walters : Classical Carols - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999470253 : 0793518431 : 00747025

Richard Walters : Classical Carols - Low Voice

Lovely, fresh, artistic arrangements that truly make art songs of Christmas carols. Accompaniment CD includes complete performances as well as accompaniments. Includes eight solos and two duets, with four of the carols requiring either flute or violin obbligato.

Songlist: Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella, Deck The Hall, The First Noel, The Holly And The Ivy, I Saw Three Ships, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Once In Royal David's City, Wexford Carol

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Voicing: Solo | 5569b | Songbook & CD | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters : Classical Carols - High Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999470246 : 079351844X : 00747024

Richard Walters : Classical Carols - High Voice

Lovely, fresh, artistic arrangements that truly make art songs of Christmas carols. Accompaniment CD includes complete performances as well as accompaniments. Includes eight solos and two duets, with four of the carols requiring either flute or violin obbligato.

Songlist: Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella, Deck The Hall, The First Noel, The Holly And The Ivy, I Saw Three Ships, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Once In Royal David's City, Wexford Carol

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Voicing: Solo | 5570b | Songbook & CD | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters (Editor) : The Vocal Library - The Christmas Collection: High Voice : Solo : Songbook : 073999549751 : 0634030701 : 00740153

Richard Walters (Editor) : The Vocal Library - The Christmas Collection: High Voice

his beautiful new volume in The Vocal Library is a large resource for classical singers of 53 songs for holiday services and events, designed for a lifetime of use. Contents include 26 Art Songs/Traditional Songs by composers such as Dello Joio, Bach, Debussy, Wolf, Niles, and including classics such as "Gesu Bambino," "O Holy Night," and "The Virgin's Slumber Song." This section also includes the complete song cycle Weihnachtslieder by Peter Cornelius. The 19 Christmas carols include 5 Alfred Burt carols, arrangements by John Jacob Niles and Harry T. Burleigh, and 14 arrangements by Richard Walters.

Songlist: The Birthday of a King, Bright Star, Caroling, Caroling, A Christmas Carol, The Christmas Song, The Christmas Waltz, Deck the Hall, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Epiphanias, Ermuntre Dich, Mein Schwacher Geist, The First Noel, Gesu Bambino, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, The Holly and the Ivy, Holy Infant's Lullaby, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, I Saw Three Ships, I Stand Here at the Cradleside, I Wonder as I Wander, I'll Be Home For Christmas, In the Bleak Midwinter, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, Jesus Of Nazareth, Les Anges Dans nos Campagnes , Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Noel Des Enfants Qui N'ont Plus De Maisons, Nun Wandre, Maria, O Hearken Ye, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5141b | Songbook | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters (Editor) : The Vocal Library - The Christmas Collection: Low Voice : Solo : Songbook : 073999526486 : 063403071X : 00740154

Richard Walters (Editor) : The Vocal Library - The Christmas Collection: Low Voice

This beautiful new volume in The Vocal Library is a large resource for classical singers of 53 songs for holiday services and events, designed for a lifetime of use. Contents include 26 Art Songs/Traditional Songs by composers such as Dello Joio, Bach, Debussy, Wolf, Niles, and including classics such as "Gesu Bambino," "O Holy Night," and "The Virgin's Slumber Song." This section also includes the complete song cycle Weihnachtslieder by Peter Cornelius. The 19 Christmas carols include 5 Alfred Burt carols, arrangements by John Jacob Niles and Harry T. Burleigh, and 14 arrangements by Richard Walters.

Songlist: The Birthday of a King, Bright Star, Caroling, Caroling, A Christmas Carol, The Christmas Song, The Christmas Waltz, Deck the Hall, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Epiphanias, Ermuntre Dich, Mein Schwacher Geist, The First Noel, Gesu Bambino, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, The Holly and the Ivy, Holy Infant's Lullaby, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, I Saw Three Ships, I Stand Here at the Cradleside, I Wonder as I Wander, I'll Be Home For Christmas, In the Bleak Midwinter, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, Jesus Of Nazareth, Les Anges Dans nos Campagnes , Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Noel Des Enfants Qui N'ont Plus De Maisons, Nun Wandre, Maria, O Hearken Ye, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5142b | Songbook | $27.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Arrangers : Professional Singers Christmas Fake Book - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook : 00240095

Various Arrangers : Professional Singers Christmas Fake Book - Low Voice

120 holiday songs especially arranged for voice in appropriate singing keys with introductions, suggested repeats, modulations, and extended tag endings. Features a wide variety of titles.

Songlist: A Caroling We Go, Angels From the Realms of Glory, Angels We Have Heard On High, Auld Lang Syne, Away In A Manger, Because It's Christmas (For All The Children), Blue Christmas, Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella, Burgundian Carol, Carol Of The Birds, A Caroling We Go, Caroling, Caroling, The Chipmunk Song, C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S, Christmas Is, Christmas Is Just About Here, The Christmas Song, The Christmas Waltz, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, Coventry Carol, Deck The Hall, Ding Dong! Merrily On High!, Do They Know It's Christmas?, Everyone's A Child At Christmas, Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas Tonight, Feliz Navidad, The First Noel, The Friendly Beasts, Frosty The Snow Man, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5179b | Songbook | $24.95


Individual Folios

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I Saw Three Ships : SATB : Michael Harrison : Michael Harrison : Songbook : SBMP716 : 964807007160

Michael Harrison : I Saw Three Ships

A fine addition to the Christmas repertoire, the arranger has done an excellent job making this strophic song interesting and special.

Composer: Michael Harrison

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP716


I Saw Three Ships : TB : Cristi Cary Miller : Sheet Music : 00123543 : 884088959630

Cristi Cary Miller : I Saw Three Ships

This accessible carol arrangement for young male voices has a charming and lilting Celtic feel, especially with the penny whistle obbligato, providing a wonderful opportunity for your guys to develop important choral skills early in the year. Available separately: TB, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:00.

Arranger: Cristi Cary Miller

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00123543 | Voicetrax CD Available


I Saw Three Ships : SSATB : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 00142339 : 888680048273

Audrey Snyder : I Saw Three Ships

Your mixed and treble choirs will sparkle when performing this exuberant setting of the traditional English carol! The melody passes from part to part with the others forming a festive tapestry of sound. Whether performed accompanied or a cappella, this selection will add to the joyful atmosphere of the season!

Arranger: Audrey Snyder

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00142339


I Saw Three Ships : SSA : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 00142340 : 888680048280

Audrey Snyder : I Saw Three Ships

Your mixed and treble choirs will sparkle when performing this exuberant setting of the traditional English carol! The melody passes from part to part with the others forming a festive tapestry of sound. Whether performed accompanied or a cappella, this selection will add to the joyful atmosphere of the season!

Arranger: Audrey Snyder

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00142340


I Saw Three Ships : 2-Part : Donna Gartman Schultz : Sheet Music : 08301564 : 073999655681

Donna Gartman Schultz : I Saw Three Ships

Respected writer Donna Gartman Schultz has written a delightful setting of this familiar Christmas carol. The brass quintet accompaniment is absolutely wonderful, and the piano version works as well. Available: 2-Part, Instrumental Pak.

Arranger: Donna Gartman Schultz

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301564


I Saw Three Ships : SATB : Ed Lojeski : Sheet Music : 08401019 : 073999010190

Ed Lojeski : I Saw Three Ships

Arranger: Ed Lojeski

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08401019


I Saw Three Ships : SATB divisi : Donald Bailey : Donald Bailey : Sheet Music : 08739090 : 073999979107

Donald Bailey : I Saw Three Ships

Under the heading OLDE CAROLS NEW, the director of the Baylor Choir, Donald Bailey, has arranged 3 new settings of 3 old carols: I Saw Three Ships; Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming; Lullalay, Thou Little Tiny Child. With rich vocal textures in an a cappella setting, brimming with delicate suspensions and resolutions, Donald Bailey brings an elegant caress to each Christmas song. Available: SATB divisi a cappella.

Composer: Donald Bailey

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08739090


I Saw Three Ships : SSA : Michael Braz : Sheet Music : 08746927 : 884088139001

Michael Braz : I Saw Three Ships

Beginning with a lilting setting of the verse and building to a grand finale, this creative setting of the familiar English carol will allow young voices to sparkle!Available separately: 3-Part Treble. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Michael Braz

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08746927


I Saw Three Ships : SATB : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08752943 : 884088557652

Philip Stopford : I Saw Three Ships

A brilliant and spirited a cappella setting of the traditional Celtic carol for mixed voices and flute that will be tremendously fun to sing and a joyful addition to Christmas programs of all types.

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08752943


I Saw Three Ships : SATB : Mack Wilberg : Sheet Music : 08765471 : 728215008856

Mack Wilberg : I Saw Three Ships

Here is a fairly advanced concert piece for SATB (div) with piano or small orchestra from Four Christmas Carols: O, Green and Shimmering Tree - Good Day - Fum, Fum, Fum - and Away in a Manger. Difficulty Level: Medium Advanced Middle School, High School or Medium Adult.

Arranger: Mack Wilberg

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08765471


I Saw Three Ships : SAB : Jill Gallina : Sheet Music : 35010244 : 747510072737

Jill Gallina : I Saw Three Ships

This creative new setting of a well-loved Christmas carol gives it new life with a traditional sea chantey feel and tongue-twister fun. Jill adds an original verse that transitions into a partner-song. From infectious beginning to clever end, this will make a memorable addition to any holiday concert or performance. Available separately: SAB, 2-part, StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Jill Gallina

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.75 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35010244


I Saw Three Ships : 2-Part : Jill Gallina : Sheet Music : 35010247 : 747510072744

Jill Gallina : I Saw Three Ships

This creative new setting of a well-loved Christmas carol gives it new life with a traditional sea chantey feel and tongue-twister fun. Jill adds an original verse that transitions into a partner-song. From infectious beginning to clever end, this will make a memorable addition to any holiday concert or performance. Available separately: SAB, 2-part, StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Jill Gallina

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.75 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35010247


I Saw Three Ships : SAB : Ruth Morris Gray : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 35030743 : 888680104054 : 1495055205

Ruth Morris Gray : I Saw Three Ships

The popular text of the familiar carol is set with original music that is bright and happy, giving this title new and refreshing energy. A wonderful selection for young voices, the chorus acts as a short round and there's a bell-like bridge that includes an opportunity for solo or ensemble descant. Great teaching and superb programming.

Composer: Ruth Morris Gray

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030743


I Saw Three Ships : TB : Ruth Morris Gray : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 35030744 : 888680104061 : 1495055213

Ruth Morris Gray : I Saw Three Ships

The popular text of the familiar carol is set with original music that is bright and happy, giving this title new and refreshing energy. A wonderful selection for young voices, the chorus acts as a short round and there's a bell-like bridge that includes an opportunity for solo or ensemble descant. Great teaching and superb programming.

Composer: Ruth Morris Gray

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030744


I Saw Three Ships : 2-Part : Ruth Morris Gray : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 35030745 : 888680104078 : 1495055221

Ruth Morris Gray : I Saw Three Ships

The popular text of the familiar carol is set with original music that is bright and happy, giving this title new and refreshing energy. A wonderful selection for young voices, the chorus acts as a short round and there's a bell-like bridge that includes an opportunity for solo or ensemble descant. Great teaching and superb programming.

Composer: Ruth Morris Gray

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030745


I Saw Three Ships : SSA : Brian Finley : Sheet Music : 48019318 : 884088110208

Brian Finley : I Saw Three Ships

With quick entries, question and answers, and interesting polyphony, this is a vibrant and exciting arrangement of a Christmas favorite.

Arranger: Brian Finley

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019318

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