From Advent to Epiphany Vol. 2

From Advent to Epiphany Vol 1, traditional hymns and carols for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany with descants for use by choirs and congregations.

  • Angels from the realms of glory (Iris) Album: Tune: Iris Meter: 87 87 and Refrain Style: Traditional Flemish Style: Carol Church Year: Christmas Composer: Unknown – Traditional Flemish Melody arranged arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin based upon arrangement by arranger: Charles Wood (1866 – 1926). Lyricist: James Montgomery (1771 – 1854) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.   https://youtu.be/mbRWxfcpmK4 Carol – Angels from ...
  • Away in a manger (Cradle Song) Lyrics Away in a manger, No crib for His bed, The little Lord Jesus Laid down His sweet head. The stars in the bright sky Looked down where He lay, The little Lord Jesus, Asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing, The Baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus No crying He makes. I love Thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky And stay by my side Until morning is ...
  • Born in the night, Mary’s child (Mary’s child) Album: Tune: Mary’s child Meter: 76 76 Style: Mid 20th Century Style: Carol Church Year: Christmas Composer: Geoffrey Ainger (b. 1925) Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin Lyricist: Geoffrey Ainger (b. 1925) Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1964 Stainer & Bell Ltd Performances Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Recordings   https://www.youtube.com/embed/o-Z3z5fa41U Carol – Born in the Night – Lyrics .
  • Christians, awake! (Yorkshire – Stockport) Album:  Tune: Yorkshire (Stockport) Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10 Style: Traditional English Style: Carol Church Year: Christmas Composer: John Wainwright (1723 – 1769) Lyricist: John Byrom (1692 – 1763) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performances Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved Recordings https://www.youtube.com/embed/qlcao-UkOhE Carol – Christians, awake, salute the happy morn – Lyrics Christians, awake! Salute the happy morn whereon the ...
  • Cloth for the cradle (Wae’s for me Prince Charlie) Tune: Wae’s for me Prince Charlie Meter: Irregular and Refrain Style: Traditional Scottish Style: Carol Composer: Unknown arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin. Lyricists: John L. Bell (b. 1949) and Graham Maule (b. 1958) Church Year: Christmas Music Copyright Public Domain Arrangement © 2013 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b.1955) Lyrics © 1987 WGRG Performances Copyright © 2009 and 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights ...
  • Come and join the celebration (Celebration) Album:  Tune: Celebration Meter: 87 86 Style: Popular, Carol Composer: Valerie Collinson (b. 1933) arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin. Lyricist: Valerie Collinson (b. 1933) Church Year: Christmas Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1972 High-Fye Music Ltd Performance Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings Carol – Come and join the celebration – Lyrics They can be found in the following hymn ...
  • Come, come, come to the manger (Come to the manger) Album: Tune: Come to the manger Meter: Irregular and Refrain Style: Carol Composer: Unknown Traditional melody originally adapted by arranger: S P Waddington Arranger: Richard Irwin Lyricist: Unknown Church Year: Christmas Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved. You can download the free MP3 recording for use in Worship by clicking on the Download ...
  • Ding dong! merrily on high (Bransle De L’Official) Album:  Tune: Bransle De L’Official Meter: 77 77 and Refrain Style: Traditional French Style: Carol Church Year: Christmas Composer: Unknown French melody arranger: Charles Wood (1866 – 1926) Lyricist: George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848 – 1934) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved. Recordings Ding dong! merrily on high Lyrics Ding dong merrily on high, In heav’n the ...
  • God rest you merry, gentlemen (God Rest You Merry) Carol – God rest you merry, gentlemen – Lyrics 1. God rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember, Christ, our Saviour Was born on Christmas day To save us all from Satan’s power When we were gone astray O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy 2. In Bethlehem, in Israel, This blessed Babe was born And laid ...
  • In dulci jublio Carol – In dulci jubilo – Lyrics English/Latin German In dulci jubilo Now sing with hearts aglow! Our delight and pleasure Lies in preasepio, Like sunshine is our treasure Patris in gremio. Alpha es et O! Alpha es et O! O Jesu parvule, To the I sing alway; Comfort my heart’s blindness, O puer optime, With all thy loving kindness, O princeps gloriae. Trahe me post te! Trahe me post te! O patris caritas! O ...
  • In the bleak mid-winter (Cranham) – Organ Carol – In the bleak mid-winter – Lyrics In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago. Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain; heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign. In the ...
  • Infant holy, infant lowly (Wzlobie Lezy) Lyrics Infant holy, infant lowly, For His bed a cattle stall; Oxen lowing, little knowing Christ, the babe, is Lord of all. Swift are winging, angels singing, Noels ringing, tidings bringing: Christ the babe is Lord of all. Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping Vigil till the morning new Saw the glory, heard the story, Tidings of a gospel true. Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow, Praises voicing greet the ...
  • Joy to the world (Antioch) Album: Tune: Antioch Meter: CM Style: Baroque, Carol Composer: Georg Friderich Händel (1685 – 1759) adapted by Lowell Mason (1792 – 1872) Arranger and descant by: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955) Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) Church Year: Christmas, Easter Music and Lyrics Public Domain. Arrangement Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. ...
  • On Christmas night all Christians sing (Sussex Carol) Album: Tune: Sussex Carol Meter: 88 88 88 Style: Carol, Traditional English Church Year: Christmas Composer: Unknown Original arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958). This version with Trumpet Descant arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin Lyricist: Phillips Brooks (1835 – 1893) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings Carol – On Christmas night all Christians ...
  • Once in royal David’s city (Irby) Lyrics Once in royal David’s city Stood a lowly cattle shed, Where a mother laid her Baby In a manger for His bed: Mary was that mother mild, Jesus Christ, her little Child. He came down to earth from heaven, Who is God and Lord of all, And His shelter was a stable, And His cradle was a stall; With the poor, and mean, and lowly, Lived ...
  • See amid the winter’s snow (Humility – Oxford) Album:  Tune: Humility (Oxford) Meter: 77 77 and Refrain Style: Victorian Carol Composer: John Goss (1800 – 1880) Lyricist: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878) Church Year: Christmas Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain. Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings https://www.youtube.com/embed/RIffacFE6MA Carol | See amid the winter’s snow | Lyrics See, amid the winter’s snow, Born for us on Earth below, See, the tender ...
  • See Him lying on a bed of straw (Calypso Carol) Album:  Tune: Calypso Carol Meter: Irregular and Refrain Style: Traditional Caribbean, Calypso, Carol Church Year: Christmas Composer and Lyricist: Michael Arnold Perry (1942 – 1996) Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1965 Michael Perry/Jubliate Hymns. Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings Extract </br> https://www.youtube.com/embed/uKsdG-r6GHo
  • The First Nowell Album:  Tune: The First Nowell Meter: Irregular and Refrain Style: Victorian Carol Composer: Unknown traditional English melody Arranger: John Stainer (1840 – 1901) Lyricist: William Sandy (1792 – 1874) Church Year: Christmas Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings
  • While shepherds watched (Winchester Old) Album:  Tune: Winchester Old Meter: CM Style: Renaissance Carol Church Year: Christmas Composer: Christopher Tye (c.1505 – before 1573) from Thomas Este’s Psalter (1592) Lyricist: Nahum Tate (1652 – 1715) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   https://www.youtube.com/embed/90ft-SCmm_I   Carol – While shepherds watched – Lyrics While shepherds watched their flocks by night, all seated on the ground; the ...

A Great and Mighty Wonder

Away in a manger (Cradle Song - 3 Verses)

Behold, the great creator

Born in the night, Mary's child (Mary's Child - 4 verses) - Piano, Violin and Flute

Come, they told me (The Little Drummer Boy)

Come, thou long expected jesus

For Mary, mother of our Lord

Hark! a hearld voice is calling (Merton - 5 Verses)

Hark, the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn - 3 Verses)

Little donkey (3 Verses)

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's Cry (Winchester New - 5 Verses)

The angel Gabriel from heaven came ( Birina Gaztettobat Zegoen - 4 Verses)

Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Lasst Uns Erfreuen - 4 Verses)

Unto us a son is born (Puer Nobis - 4 Verses) - Organ and Trumpet Descant

In the bleak mid winter

Good Christians all rejoice

Infant holy, infant lowly

See him lying on a bed of straw

See, amid the winter's snow

Come, come, come to the manger

Silent night

The First Nowell

Little Jesus, sweetly sleep

Brightest and best

As with gladness men of old

Earth has many a noble city

Good king wenceslas

Jesus, good above all other

Jesus, name above all names

Lully lulla, thou little holy child

O little town of bethlehem

Angels from the realms of glory

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