Noel! 2 (Carols and Anthems for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany). By Various. Edited by David Hill. For Choral, Mixed Choir (SATB). Music Sales America. Book only. 288 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV310827. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14037544).
ISBN 1849382921. 6.75x9.75 inches.
Noël 2 is an exciting collection of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany music for mixed voice choirs, from the easy to learn to the more challenging and unconventional. The contents range from the Renaissance to the present: from Bach and Sweelinck, familiar settings of traditional and lesser known carols through the ages to Howells and Leighton and works by today's composers include Richard Rodney Bennett, Eric Whitacre, John Tavener, Tarik O'Regan and Richard Allain. Among the 43 anthems, mixed voice choirs of all levels will find new arrangements of favorite carols, hymns with new descants, as well as stimulating original works for the Christmas season. Songs include; Angelus Ad Virginem • Coventry Carol • E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (Manz) • Gloria, Dei Sir Gesungen (Bach) • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn) • Lullay My Liking (Holst) • Once in Royal David's City • Of a Rose (McDowall) • Resonet in Laudibus (Praetorius) • Rocking (Tavener) • Threshold of Night (O'Regan) • Torches (Joubert) • What Sweeter Music (Allain) • and more.