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Past Three O'Clock

Music by Traditional and George Ratcliffe Woodward

"Past Three O'Clock" (or "Past Three a Clock") is an English Christmas carol, loosely based on the call of the traditional town crier. The words were written by George Ratcliffe Woodward (18481934) to the traditional tune "London Waits". Woodward added lines to the traditional refrain in a style characteristic of his delight in archaic poetry. It was published in A Cambridge Carol Book: Being Fifty-two Songs for Christmas, Easter and Other Seasons in 1924.


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Alan Bullard (Edited by) : Oxford Book of Flexible Carols : SATB : Songbook : 9780193364622 : 9780193364622

Alan Bullard (Edited by) : Oxford Book of Flexible Carols

The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols is the perfect resource for choirs of all types and sizes. Each piece is presented with flexible scoring options, clearly explained throughout, enabling performance by various combinations of singers. Variety of composers, including Kerry Andrew, Malcolm Archer, Alan Bullard, Bob Chilcott, Stephen Cleobury, Cecilia McDowall, John Rutter, Mack Wilberg, and David Willcocks. Wide range of material, from Medieval to the present day and including wassails, gallery carols, world carols, and spirituals. With carols for Advent, Christmas, New Year, and Epiphany, and a fabulous range of accessible, quality material, this is a must-have collection for all choirs at Christmas.

Songlist: A babe is born, A little child there is yborn, Adam lay ybounden, Angels, from the realms of glory, Away in a manger, Away With Your Sorrows, Born this day is the Son of God, Cantemos a Maria, Child of the stable's secret birth, Christmas-tide, Christmas Lullaby, Come and Worship!, Come, let us all with heart and voice, Coventry Carol, Ding dong! merrily on high, Falantidida, Gaudete!, Gloucestershire Wassail, Gold for a manger bed, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Good Christians all, rejoice, His Praises We'll Sing, Il est ne, le divin enfant, In the Beginning, In the bleak mid-winter, Infant holy, infant lowly, Jesus Christ is here!, Mary's Cradle Song, Natus est Immanuel, Now is the Time for Christemas!, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 8734b | Songbook | $21.95


Kenneth Simpson : Let's Sing Christmas Music : SSA : Songbook : 14018959

Kenneth Simpson : Let's Sing Christmas Music

This selection of carols, hymns and rounds has been arranged with particular care for effectiveness in performance, combined with simplicity of harmony, texture and compass. The mixture of old favourites and comparatively little-known items, both sacred and secular, makes the book suitable for a great variety of and users, and it is assured to meet a need wherever people sing in harmony at Christmas time. Compiled and arranged by Kenneth Simpson.

Songlist: A Little Child ther is born, All my heart this night rejoices, Angels from the realms of glory, As I was watched by my sheep, As lately we watched, Away in a manger, Bells are ringing, Cradled the ox and ass between, Deck the halls, Ding dong, ding dong, ring the bells, From highest heaven I come, God rest you merry gentlemen, Good King Wenselas, Hark! The hearald angels sing, He is born, the heavenly child, He smiles within his cradle, Here's the road to Bethlehem, Holy Babe, as Lord we hail, I saw three shipos, In dulci jubilo, In the golden lands afar, Jesus, good above all other, Joseph dearest, Joseph mine, Lord Jesus has a garden, Lully, Lully, O come all ye faithful, O'er her child the Virgin weeps, On the day was born Christ Jesus, Once in Royal David's city, Past three o'clock, and more

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Voicing: SSA | 7705b | Songbook | $17.95 | A Cappella


Keyte / Parrot : The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols : SATB : Songbook : 353324-3

Keyte / Parrot : The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols

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.

Songlist: From Lands that See the Sun Arise, Gabriel, fram Heven King, Dies est Leticie, In Hoc Anni Sirculo, Verbum Patris Umanatur, O Come O Come Emmanuel, He Who Made the Earth so Fair, Of the Father's Heart Begotten, On this Day Earth Shall Ring, Unto Us is Born a Son, Nova! Nova!, Hayl Mary Ful of Grace, Ther is no Rose of Swych Aryse, Nowel: Owt of your Slepe Aryse, Thys Endere Nyghth I Saw a Syghth, Lully Lulla thow Little Tyne Child, Come Love we God, Swete was the Song the Virgine Soong, Thus Angels Sung, While Shepherds Watched Thier Flocks By, O Remember Adam's Fall, Riu Riu Chiu, Verbum Caro factum est, Gaudete!, Lo! born is our Emmanuel, A Boy is Born in Bethlehem, Let the Voice of Praise Resound, Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine, Shepherds Sang Thier Praises O'er Him, Good Christian Men, Rejoice!, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 6612b | Songbook | $17.98 | Primarily a cappella


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


Reginald Jacques (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 2 : SATB : Songbook : 9780193535657

Reginald Jacques (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 2

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. Includes 50 varied carols for every occasion, carols by Benjamin Britten, William Mathias and William Walton.

Songlist: A Babe Is Born I Wys, A Child Is Born In Bethlehem, A New Year Carol, Adam Lay Ybounden, All My Heart This Night Rejoices, All This Time, Angels And The Shepherds, Cherry Tree Carol, Come Leave Your Sheep, Come, Thou Redeemer Of The Earth, Deck The Hall, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Down In Yon Forest, Gabriel's Message, Gloria Sei Dir Gesungen, Glory Now To God We Render, Going Through The Hills, Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, He Is Born The Divine Christ Child, Here We Bring New Water, Here We Come a-Wassai;ing, Holly And The Ivy, How Far Is It To Bethlehem?, I Look From Afar, I Saw A Fair Maiden, Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant, The Infant King, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Joseph Was An Old Man, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9089b | Songbook | $22.95 | Primarily a cappella


Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Essential Carols : 2 CDs : David Willcocks : DCAB000530202.2

Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Essential Carols

Another fine collection of Christmas carols from the Anglican tradition.Some albums are tailor-made for Christmas Eve listening, the cozy musical equivalent of a roaring fire, a mug of eggnog, and the bright lights on the tree. The morning of Christmas Day requires something else entirely, and that's when this set of Essential Carols from the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, will fit the bill, with the angelically pure voices of young British choristers blending to the strains of traditional carols both familiar and little-known. This is Christmas music sung the old-fashioned way, its simplicity and spiritual warmth not compromised by big operatic voices or pop personalities. Recorded under the direction of David Willcocks between 1959 and '65, these performances sound truly timeless today, and no matter how knowledgeable you are about Christmas music, you'll find some surprises among these 38 carols.

Songlist: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, The First Nowell, While shepherds watched their flocks by night, I Saw Three Ships, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, King Jesus Hath A Garden, In dulci jubilo, Unto Us Is Born A Son, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Away in a manger, O Little Town of Bethlehem, The Holly and the Ivy, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, See Amid the Winter's Snow, Past Three O'clock, Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), Adam Lay Y Bounden, Gabriel's Message, Once in Royal David's City, Sussex Carol, Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep, Rejoice and Be Merry, The Cherry Tree Carol, The Three Kings, As With Gladness, Men of Old, A Great And Mighty Wonder, The infant King, Balulalow, Legend (When Jesus Christ was but a child), Christ was born on Christmas day, and more

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7949c | 2 CDs | $16.95 | Primarily a cappella


Concordia Choir : On Our Way Rejoicing : 1 CD : Rene Clausen : 2956

Concordia Choir : On Our Way Rejoicing

Director Rene Clausen continues to raise the bar of excellence of this world-class choir and the 2006 Christmas Concert was a special series of concerts indeed. This year's honored concert honored longtime mural designer and liturgical artist David Hetland '69 who designed the hand-painted Christmas Concert murals for the past 28 years. David passed away April 16, 2006. Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium" has become a standard for many choirs and the choir here gives this magnificent piece true justice. A true delight this recording will brighten everyone's holiday spirits.

Songlist: The Adoration of the Magi, Agnus Dei, O How Shall I Receive You, Christmas Cantata, E'en So Lord Jesus, Quickly Come, Lost In the Night, There Is No Rose of Such Virtue, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, O Magnum Mysterium, Fum, Fum, Fum, Silent Night, 'Twas in the Moon of Winter Time, Cold December Flies Away, The Angel Gabriel From heaven Came, O little Town of Bethlehem, Twelfth Night, Sanctus, Past Three O'Clock, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, The Three Kings, Psalm 150, Lux Aeterna, Compline

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8699c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Some a cappella


Northwest Boychoir : Our Finest Gifts : 1 CD : Joseph Crnko

Northwest Boychoir : Our Finest Gifts

This splendid recording of 15 traditional Christmas songs and carols displays the impressive vocal talents of the members of the Northwest Boychoir and the young men and women of Vocalpoint! Seattle. Released in 1994, this is the third holiday album recorded and produced under the direction of Joseph Crnko with Nathaniel Papadakis. With this album, the choirs have worked to recreate the splendor and magic of their annual Festival of Lessons & Carols presentations. To capture the distinct quality of the boychoir sound, the choirs recorded on location at West Seattle's beautiful Holy Rosary Church. Every effort was taken to retain the breathtaking resonance of Holy Rosary. To add to the beauty of this recording, the choirs are accompanied by musicians from Seattle's leading orchestras and chamber groups. The result is a rich, vibrant recording that fully reveals the talents of these ensembles.

Songlist: Carol Of The Drum, Do You Hear What I Hear, Sussex Carol, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, The Birds, Carol Of The Bells, Past Three O'clock, Adam Lay Ybounden, We Three Kings, Silent Night, There Is No Rose, Christmas Lullaby, Joys Seven, O Holy Night, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

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7918c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Past Three O'Clock : SSA : Matthew Culloton : 1 CD : 35016721 : 747510050711

Matthew Culloton : Past Three O'Clock

The refrain of this well-loved melody is believed to have been a signature tune of the London waits, or watchmen, as they made their hourly calls. This particular frosty morning they are also announcing Christ's birth. Matthew Culloton skillfully arranges Past Three O' Clock for three-part treble voices and flute for Christmas concert or festival.

Arranger: Matthew Culloton

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35016721


Past Three O'Clock : SAB : Douglas Wagner : Douglas Wagner : Sheet Music : 35028060 : 884088606008

Douglas Wagner : Past Three O'Clock

The lyrics of the old English carol Past Three O'Clock are set to an original melody and then partnered with The First Nowell, creating a sparkling new work for Christmas and holiday concerts. The optional bell part adds the perfect sound for December. Available: SAB; 2-Part; PianoTrax CD.

Arranger: Douglas Wagner | Composer: Douglas Wagner

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028060


Past Three O'Clock : 2-Part : Douglas Wagner : Douglas Wagner : Sheet Music : 35028061 : 884088606015

Douglas Wagner : Past Three O'Clock

The lyrics of the old English carol Past Three O'Clock are set to an original melody and then partnered with The First Nowell, creating a sparkling new work for Christmas and holiday concerts. The optional bell part adds the perfect sound for December. Available: SAB; 2-Part; PianoTrax CD.

Arranger: Douglas Wagner | Composer: Douglas Wagner

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028061


Past Three O'Clock : SATB : Clif Hardin : Sheet Music : WJMS1114 : 884088477608

Clif Hardin : Past Three O'Clock

A traditional street crier melody from the 17th century turned into a carol, this a cappella piece imagines the crier in the night being joined by carolers for part of his nightly walk. While suitable in any concert, this piece could be a secular or sacred Holiday selection as well. For high school and beyond.

Arranger: Clif Hardin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WJMS1114

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