Many hymn books and paper carol sheets often have a limited selection, while specialist choir volumes are too complex for community use. Carols Ancient & Modern fills this gap with a comprehensive new selection of 120 carols. The selection contains both traditional carols with newer favorites by composers such as John Rutter and Malcolm Archer, plus folk and children's classics like 'Mary's Boy Child' and 'Little Donkey' that rarely get into hymn books. Durable and inexpensive this carol book meets the needs of community caroling in churches and schools.
Every December churches find themselves putting on many carol services and concerts both within the church and in the local community. But the provision of words and music for carols can be problematic. Many hymn books and paper carol sheets often have a limited selection, while specialist choir volumes are too complex for community use.
Carols Ancient & Modern aims to full this gap with a comprehensive new selection of carols, published to A&Ms high production standards and yet inexpensive and durable. It offers 120 items, combining traditional carols with newer favourites by composers such as Malcolm Archer, plus folk and childrens classics like Marys Boy Child and Little Donkey that rarely get into hymn books. There is also a selection especially suited to small choirs and unaccompanied singers.
Carols Ancient & Modern will meet the real and varied needs of churches, cathedrals and schools seeking one volume that holds all their Advent and Christmas favourites.
Malcolm Archer is a composer and is Head of Chapel Music at Winchester College whose choir, the Quiristers, under his direction, has achieved international renown.