The Daily Telegraph Book of Carols

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The carol, with its origins in folk dances and pagan festivities is a far more earthy and exuberant creation than the hymn. It is associated with sociable occasions, story telling and the pleasures of festive eating and drinking. Oliver Cromwell tried to outlaw carol-singing in seventeenth-century England, and in Scotland during the sixteenth century carols were associated with witchcraft.

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London, England 2006 Hard cover New in new dust jacket. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 433 p. Audience: General/trade. New and unmarked copy. The living ... tradition of carols, ever changing and constantly being expanded, is celebrated in Ian Bradley's enjoyable and varied collection of over 100 songs. It reflects the richness of the genre both chronologically and geographically, placing each carol in its historical context. From the fifteenth-century 'boar's head' carol to more modern expressions of faith which refer to space travel, from African-American spirituals and a Caribbean calypso carol to old favourites like 'O Come All ye Faithful' and 'Away in a Manger', here are new and well known songs to read and sing along to, long-lost verses to add to your repertoire, fascinating anecdotes, stories to enjoy and tidings of comfort and joy for all. Helps support Christian Homeschooling family Read more Show Less

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Overview

The carol, with its origins in folk dances and pagan festivities is a far more earthy and exuberant creation than the hymn. It is associated with sociable occasions, story telling and the pleasures of festive eating and drinking. Oliver Cromwell tried to outlaw carol-singing in seventeenth-century England, and in Scotland during the sixteenth century carols were associated with witchcraft.

The living tradition of carols, ever changing and constantly being expanded is celebrated in Ian Bradley/s enjoyable and varied collection of over 100 songs. It reflects the richness of the genre both chronologically and geographically, placing each carol in its historical context. From the fifteenth-century 'boar's head' carol to more modern expressions of faith which refer to space travel, form African-American spirituals and a Caribbean calypso carol to old favourites like 'O Come All ye Faithful' and 'Away in a Manger', here are new and well known songs to read and sing along to, long-lost verses to add to your repertoire, fascinating anecdotes, stories to enjoy and tidings of comfort and joy for all.v

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826492401
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/18/2006
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Bradley is Reader in Practical Theology and Church History at the University of St Andrews, a minister in the Church of Scotland and a prolific author &broadcaster.

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Table of Contents

1 A great and mighty wonder

2 A song was heard at Christmas

3 A virgin most pure

4 Adam lay ybounden

5 Adeste, Fideles

6 All my heart this night rejoices

7 Angels from the realms of glory

8 Arise and hail the sacred day

9 As with gladness men of old

10 Away in a manger

11 Behold, the great Creator makes

12 Bethlehem of noblest cities

13 Brightest and best are the sons of the morning

14 Child in the manger

15 Child of the stable's secret birth

16 Christians awake, salute the happy morn

17 Deck the halls with boughs of holly

18 Ding, dong, merrily on high

19 Every star shall sing a carol

20 From east to west, from shore to shore

21 From heaven above to earth I come

22 From heaven you came, helpless babe

23 Funny kind of night

24 Girls and boys, leave your toys

25 Go tell it on the mountain

26 God rest you merry, gentlemen

27 Going through the hills

28 Good Christian men rejoice

29 Good King Wenceslas

30 Hark, hark, what news the angels bring

31 Hark how all the welkin rings

32 Hark, the herald angels sing!

33 Here we come a wassailing

34 How brightly shines the morning star

35 I saw three ships

36 I wonder as I wander

37 In dulci jubilo

38 In the bleak mid-winter

39 Infant holy, infant lowly

40 It came upon the midnight clear

41 It's rounded like an orange

42 Joseph was an old man

43 Joy to the world

44 Let earth and heaven combine

45 Little Jesus, sweetly sleep

46 Lo, how a rose e'er blooming

47 Long time ago in Bethlehem

48 Love came down at Christmas

49 Lullay, lullay

50 Mary, blessed teenage mother

51 Masters in this hall

52 No use knocking on the window

53 O come, all ye faithful

54 O holy night

55 O little town of Bethlehem

56 O Tannenbaum

57 Of the Father's love begotten

58 On Christmas night all Christians sing

59 On the first day of Christmas

60 Once in royal David's city

61 Outlanders, whence come ye last?

62 Past three o'clock

63 People look East

64 Personent hodie

65 Quelle est cette odeur

66 Quem pastores laudavere

67 Rejoice and be merry

68 Remember, O thou man

69 See amid the winter's snow

70 See him lying on a bed of straw

71 Sing lullaby

72 Sing this night

73 Stille nacht

74 The angel Gabriel from heaven came

75 The boar's head in hand bear I

76 The first good joy that Mary had

77 The first Nowell the angel did say

78 The holly and the ivy

79 The Lord at first did Adam make

80 The moon shines bright

81 The race that long in darkness pined

82 The virgin Mary had a baby boy

83 The wise may bring their learning

84 There'll be a new world dawning from tonight

85 There's a star in the East

86 This is the truth sent from above

87 Thou didst leave thy throne

88 Thou whose birth on earth

89 Three kings from Persian lands afar

90 Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

91 Unto us a boy is born

92 Wassail, wassail all over the town

93 Watchman, tell us of the night

94 We three kings of Orient are

95 What child is this

96 What sweeter music

97 When God Almighty came to be one of us

98 When he is king we will give him the king's gifts

99 While shepherds watched their flocks by night

100 Who would think that what was needed

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