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Sweet Was The Song

Traditional English Carol

Sweet was the song is a traditional English carol dating from the 16th century depicting the Virgin Mary singing a lullaby to the newborn Jesus.


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Alan Bullard (Edited by) : Oxford Book of Flexible Carols : SATB : 01 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


Barry Rose : Merrily On High - For Upper Voice Choirs : Treble : 01 Songbook : 884088423483 : 085360956X : 14021295

Barry Rose : Merrily On High - For Upper Voice Choirs

Merrily On High is an exciting compilation of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany music for church, cathedral, school, youth and community choirs of 'upper voices' - trebles or sopranos and altos. Thirty pieces are included, eleven published for the first time. Contents include new settings and arrangements of familiar and lesser known carols, a 3-part Advent Responsory and Mark Blatchly's setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B flat. Lyrics are in English, French, German, Latin and Polish. Includes invaluable historical and performance notes for each piece by Barry Rose.

Songlist: Adam Lay Ybounden, An Advent Responsory: I Look From Afar, Come, Thou Redeemer of Earth, Brightest and Best, A Child Is Born, Come, Watch With Us This Christmas Night, Down In Yon Forest, Fum, Fum, Fum, Gabriel's Message, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, When Christ Was Born of Mary Free, The Holly and the Ivy, How Far is it to Bethlehem?, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Myn Lynking, No Room at the Inn, Now the Most High Is Born, O This Night is Born Noel, People, Look East, Two Polish Carols, Rejoice and be Merry, The Shepherd's Farewell, Say, Where is He Born?, Silent Night, Still, Still, Still, Sweet Was The Song, Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day, Torches!, Watts's Cradle Hymn, Whence is that Goodly Fragrance Flowing?

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Voicing: Treble | 5117b | Songbook | $17.95


Benjamin Britten : Christ's Nativity : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780571515134 : 12-0571515134

Benjamin Britten : Christ's Nativity

A perfect example of the young Britten's masterful vocal writing in a Christmas choral suite destined to become a major repertoire work.

Songlist: Christ's Nativity, Sweet was the Song, Preparations, New Price, New Pomp and Carol of King Cnut.

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Voicing: SATB | 7283b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Benjamin Britten : Three Carols : SA : Songbook : 9780571518609 : 12-0571518605

Benjamin Britten : Three Carols

These Christmas carols have become contemporary classics. The Serene Sweet Was the Song contrasts with a moving lament on the hardships of Christmas, A Wealdon Trio, and a memorable setting of Hardy's fine poem The Oxen.

Songlist: Sweet Was the Song, A Wealden Trio, The Oxen

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Voicing: SA | 40786b | Songbook | $7.50


Rene Clausen : A Cappella Compositions Vol. 1 : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music : Rene Clausen

Rene Clausen : A Cappella Compositions Vol. 1

Rene Clausen, conductor of the Concordia Choir, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, is a graduate of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. He holds a Master's degree in conducting performance and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Illinois. Here we present you with 6 of his most well known A Cappella choral selections, a must have for any large, advanced choir!

Songlist: Set Me As A Seal, Sweet Was The Song, Tonight Eternity Alone, Peace I Leave With You, Hosanna

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9069b | Sheet Music | $10.45 | A Cappella


Robert H. Young : Christmas Choral Anthems : SATB : Sheet Music

Robert H. Young : Christmas Choral Anthems

In 'There Is No Rose of Such Virture' Robert H. Young sets Christina Rossetti's Christmas themed text to music with a beautiful melody and soft yet poignant harmonies. 'Songs of Nativity' include 'The Virgin's Cradle Hymn,' and 'When Christ Was Born of Mary Free,' two timeless Christmas gems. Another Christmas themed poem by Christina Rossetti is 'Before the Paling of the Stars.' This piece starts out with a tenor solo and later has 4-part harmony in the women's voices and 3-part harmony in the men's. The classic tune 'A Babe is Born in Bethlehem' is brought to us with elegant 4-part harmony with occasional divisi in some parts. The 6-part arrangement of 'Sweet Was The Song' would be a great addition to your Christmas program with its beautifully catchy melody. The triumphant harmonies of 'What Sweeter Music Can We Bring' will also wow your audience, perfect for a Christmas Eve celebration.

Songlist: There Is No Rose of Such Virtue, Songs Of The Nativity, Before The Paling of the Stars, A Babe is Born in Bethlehem, Sweet Was The Song, What Sweeter Music Can We Bring?

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Voicing: SATB | 9310b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Sweet Was The Song : SATB divisi : Robert H. Young : Robert H. Young : Sheet Music : 08738554 : 073999385540

Robert H. Young : Sweet Was The Song

Composer: Robert H. Young

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08738554


Sweet Was the Song : SATB : Donald Bailey : Donald Bailey : Sheet Music : 08739770 : 073999139259

Donald Bailey : Sweet Was the Song

Donald Bailey of Baylor University has written and dedicated a choral piece to Robert H. Young, and in many ways salutes his mentor by modeling his contemporary madrigal style.

Composer: Donald Bailey

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08739770


Sweet Was The Song : SATB divisi : Rene Clausen : Sheet Music : 35022258 : 747510047063

Rene Clausen : Sweet Was The Song

Arranger: Rene Clausen

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35022258


Sweet Was the Song : SATB : Iain Farrington : Iain Farrington : Sheet Music : 48023699 : 888680616915 : 1784541192

Iain Farrington : Sweet Was the Song

Sweet was the Song is a traditional English carol dating from the 16th century depicting the Virgin Mary singing a lullaby to the new-born Jesus. This setting for mixed voices (no divisi) and organ reflects the text with gentle rocking phrases, static harmonies and a simple melodic line. The music is coloured by soft dissonances, conveying a sense of mystery and uncertainty.

Composer: Iain Farrington

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023699


Sweet Was the Song : SATB : Matthew Brown : Matthew Brown : Sheet Music : 50486937 : 884088361907 : 1423472497

Matthew Brown : Sweet Was the Song

Winner of the 2007 VocalEssence Carol Competition, this flowing setting of a 16th century anonymous text features the shimmering sounds of a celesta as it echoes and comments upon the vocal phrases, creating a magical and mysterious atmosphere. It may also be performed with piano or other keyboard instrument. Duration: ca. 3:55.

Composer: Matthew Brown

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486937

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