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The Christmas Collection

The Vocal Library High Voice

By Various

The Vocal Library High Voice. Composed by Various. Arranged by Richard Walters. Vocal Collection. 312 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740153).

Item Number: HL.740153

ISBN 0634030701. 9x12 inches.

This beautiful new volume in The Vocal Library is a large resource for classical singers of 63 songs for holiday services and events, designed for a lifetime of use. Contents include 26 Art Songs/Traditional Songs by composers such as Dello Joio, Bach, Debussy, Wolf, Niles, and including classics such as “Gesu Bambino,” “O Holy Night,” and “The Virgin's Slumber Song.” This section also includes the complete song cycle Weihnachtslieder by Peter Cornelius. The 19 Christmas carols include 5 Alfred Burt carols, arrangements by John Jacob Niles and Harry T. Burleigh, and 14 arrangements by Richard Walters. There are 8 popular Christmas standards in arrangements especially for singers: “The Christmas Song,” “The Christmas Waltz,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” “I'll Be Home for Christmas,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Silver Bells,” “White Christmas.” The same song list appears in the High Voice and Low Voice volumes. The collection includes 3 duets.

  • Wexford Carol 
  • O Holy Night 
  • The First Noel 
  • Silent Night 
  • A Slumber Song Of The Madonna 
  • Christkind 
  • Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head 
  • Caroling, Caroling 
  • The Star Carol 
  • I Saw Three Ships 
  • Slumber Song 
  • A Christmas Carol 
  • Some Children See Him 
  • The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year 
  • Silver Bells 
  • Do You Hear What I Hear 
  • White Christmas 
  • Once In Royal David's City 
  • What Songs Were Sung 
  • Christbaum 
  • Simeon 
  • Christus der Kinderfreund 
  • The Christmas Waltz 
  • O Hearken Ye 
  • This Is Christmas (Bright, Bright The Holly Berries) 
  • I Stand Here At The Cradleside 
  • Schlafendes Jesuskind 
  • Epiphanias 
  • Jesus Of Nazareth 
  • Holy Infant's Lullaby (Dello Joio) 
  • Nun Wandre, Maria 
  • O Jesulein Suss 
  • Bright Star 
  • Die Hirten IIa 
  • Die Hirten IIb 
  • Die Konige IIIa 
  • Die Konige IIIb 
  • Noel des enfants qui n'ont plus de maisons 
  • It Came Upon The Midnight Clear 
  • I Wonder As I Wander 
  • In The Bleak Midwinter 
  • The Holly And The Ivy 
  • Go, Tell It On The Mountain 
  • I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day 
  • The Birthday Of A King 
  • Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella 
  • The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) 
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas 
  • Ermuntre Dich, Mein Schwacher Geist 
  • Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming 
  • Deck The Hall 
  • Gesu Bambino (The Infant Jesus) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

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    Princeton, NJ
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  • 2008-04-27 00:00:00.0 A Dissapointing Christmas Compendiam

    This song book was one of the most anticipated and then disappointing pieces of sheet music I have ever purchased. I was extremely frustrated by the arrangements of classic Christmas pop tunes such as "The Christmas Waltz" because they take far to many liberties with the music, often entirely missing...

    the typical harmonies we all know and love and instead verging on avant-garde jazz sounds; perhaps this would be permissible to those interested in such things were it not for the advertising which claims "there are 8 popular Christmas standards in arrangements especially for singers" which does not remotely hint at the fact that this book for "Classical Singers" does not stick with the original classic sound. I would have appreciated some warning. I would have given this book only 1 star, but I ought to give it 2 stars because the older works in the book are the originals, and I particularly enjoyed being able to play through the Debussy Noel which is rare and unusual to come by.

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