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Online Catalogue |  Christmas Roundup |  Choral 2&3 pt

Christmas Bells

Price: 1.95

(SSA/A & piano/keyboard)
traditional arranged: Adrian Pitts
This setting of traditional melody & words also includes an optional part for the audience. It is thoroughly joyful and even includes in a touch of ‘Ding dong merrily on high’ from time to time. It is bright and breezy and the perfect con-trast to more reflective music.

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Price: 1.95

Words Charles Wesley, music Douglas Coombes
A beautiful addition to the range of Advent Carols. SA with descant. Piano accompaniment.

Infancy Of Christ, The (SSA)

Price: 4.95

by Douglas Coombes
This is a continuous piece in which the story of the Annunciation right through to the flight from Egypt is told in 9 choral movements, linked with music and narration. The narration is based on chapters 1 & 2 from Matthew & Luke (New Testament) and the texts for the choral movements are traditional, 15th century and also by the composer himself.

Written in 2000, to a commission from The St.Swithun's Singers, Sandy, Bedfordshire, England, their director, Elizabeth Gammell, after the premiere in December 2000, writes:-

"The St.Swithuns Singers took instinctively to 'The Infancy of Christ'. From the first sing-through they liked the work and wanted to do it justice. It was a considerable challenge, but extremely satisfying. The changes of mood required between the movements were greatly helped by the linking narration and the intense and powerful drama of the story came shining through the the performance, the audience were totally gripped by the work; the stillness, after 'The Slaughter of the Innocents', was palpable. By the time we reached the last movement, 'Out of Your Sleep Arise', the choir were both thrilled that they had risen to the demands of the work and very sorry that it was almost over. I would commend this work as a lovely addition to traditional Christmas music - the infectious tune to "While Shepherds Watched" had the audience tapping their feet and dancing in their seats. We are greatly looking forward to performing it again." Duration 30 minutes.
For women's / upper voice choirs (SSA), Narrator & keyboard (organ / piano)

Lindsay Carol Book

Price: 1.95

arr.Douglas Coombes
10 carols from around the world in 2 parts with chord symbols.

Sleep Safely in the Golden Hay (Spain)
The Bagpiper¹s Carol (Italy)
Mary Had a Baby (West Indies)
I Wonder as I Wander ( N.Carolina)
Star Blaze (by Douglas Coombes)
What You Gonna Call Yo' Pretty Little Baby (Spiritual)
Shepherds of the Hillside (Venezuela)
One Winter's Night (Germany)
Shepherd's Leave Your Flocks (Puerto Rico)
The Cuckoo Carol (Czechoslovakia)

Love Had Come Down

Price: 1.50

Words & melody Sharon Hesketh, arr. Douglas Coombes
Beautiful carol - SA with descant & piano accompaniment, but could easily be sung throughout in unison. Ideal for upper juniors through to adults.

O Little Town of Bethlehem (SSA)

Price: 1.95

Words Bishop Phillips Brooks, music Douglas Coombes
This is a brand new tune to well known Words. The melody is written in an up-to-date style and has great tenderness, reverence and beauty. It will quickly become a favourite with singers and audiences. SSA with piano part (also suitable for electronic keyboard) is of moderate difficulty.
Suitable juniors through to adults
Orchestral accompaniment also available ON HIRE

Rocky, Rocky Road

Price: 1.95

trad. West Indian carol, arr. Douglas Coombes
SSA with piano accompaniment. A delightful arrangement which makes the most of the rhythmic impetus of the melody, bright and swinging. Super for Christmas concerts.
Occasional subdivision of parts.

See Amid the Winter Snow

Price: 1.95

Words Edward Caswell, music Douglas Coombes
SA & Descant with piano accompaniment. This new setting of familiar Words, first performed at Central Hall, Westminster, December 1992, was enthusiastically received. Suitable upper juniors through to adult choirs.

Sing with us, Share our joy

Price: 1.95

Words David Hilliam, music Douglas Coombes
This carol was written to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Bournemouth Schools' Music Association Annual Carol Festival. It has all the hallmarks of Douglas Coombes' music - plenty of rhythmic interest, coupled with singable and memorable melody. The carol has a multi-purpose look, as it is scored for unison with optional S.A. and optional S.A.T.B. The message of the Words is to tell everyone, wherever they are, be it at work, play or even doing the shopping, that Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus. The piano part is of moderate difficulty. Suitable for all ages including adults. [Also has full orchestral accompaniment - see Music on Hire.]

The Three Kings

Price: 1.95

Douglas Coombes Words: 15th century Anon
A carol for SSA choir & piano Although this Christmas song eventually diverges into 3 parts, the first verse is largely in unison and the second is a form of canon, with a descant in the third. It therefore lends itself to being sung in unison only, if you cannot manage the extra parts. The Words are old English and tell of the visitation of the Kings to the manger. The piano part (not too difficult), makes great use of a marching bass line which gives a majesty and power to the music.
Suitable for upper K.S.2 & upwards/Scottish Level D & upwards

Three Norwegian Carols

Price: 1.95

trad. Norwegian melodies, arr. Beryl Foster

The Bells Ring for the Christmas Feast
O Yule with Your Pleasure
Christmas Bells the Wide World Over

SSA with piano accompaniment. This charming set of carols have been eagerly welcomed by both ladies' and upper school choirs as a refreshing addition to Christmas repertoire. Delightfully tuneful, the arrangements are grateful to rehearse and make a splendid concert group.
Moderate difficulty.


Price: 1.75

Melody: Ann Gammell arranged: Douglas Coombes
Words: Sean Street
For SSA Choir & Keyboard(piano/organ).
Duration 4’ 00”

This new, reflective Christmas carol will have immediate appeal in its simplicity and directness. The vocal range lies comfortably for all voices and most upper voice choirs will find the carol readily singable with a minimum of rehearsal time needed.

It could also be sung in unison by choirs whose singers lack experience in part-singing – such as junior school choirs.

A charming addition to Christmas repertoire.The keyboard part of moderate difficulty.

Viva Christo Rey

Price: 3.95

Traditional melodies with English Words & musical arrangements by Douglas Coombes
A suite of 8 carols from Latin America for SA Choir with occasional solo/small group and piano/keyboard accompaniment
This suite is written as one continuous whole, although it is also possible to perform individual pieces from it, if so desired. This is a very singable work and will not be too demanding of rehearsal time. Offers something different for Christmas programmes and is ideal material from young singers through to adults.

Duration approximately 15’ 30”

What Month Was Jesus Born In?

Price: 1.95

arranged by Douglas Coombes
This is a lively addition to Christmas repertoire for upper voices, very much in the mould of Gospel music. Plenty of rhythmic interest to set toes tapping. A real winner with audiences and a pleasure to sing. S.S.A with piano/Keyboard accompaniment
Suitable for young teenagers & up to ADULT women's voice choirs.

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