The Novello Book of Carols edited by William Llewellyn. For Choral (SATB). Music Sales America. Christmas, Choral. 280 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV050048. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14023523).
ISBN 0853601275. Christmas, Choral. 6.75x9.75 inches.
This outstanding collection of 90 carols offers a balanced mixture of accompanied and unaccompanied items which will appeal immediately to conductors, singers and audiences alike. Mostly for mixed voices, it includes 16 carols and a further 39 arrangements published here for the first time. From Gabrielli to Judith Weir, medieval melodies to spirituals, the range of styles covers a wide spectrum of tastes. Conductors will welcome the availability of optional orchestral material available on hire for 24 of the carols, to allow for performances without organ. This major issue of carols is edited by William Llewellyn, a well established figure in the world of choral music.