From Advent to Epiphany Vol. 3

From Advent to Epiphany Vol 3, traditional hymns and carols for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany with descants for use by choirs and congregations.

  • As with gladness men of old (Dix) Tune: Dix Meter: 77 77 77 Style: Victorian Carol Style: Carol Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872) adapted by arranger: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889). Lyricist: William Chatterton Dix (1837 – 1898) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmqqWh1Wmlk Carol – As with gladness men of old – Lyrics 1. ...
  • Brightest and best (Epithany) Tune: Epiphany Meter: 11 10 11 10 Style: Victorian Carol Style: Carol Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany Composer: Joseph Francis Thrupp (1827 – 1867) This version arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955) Lyricist: Reginald Heber (1783 – 1826) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performances Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved Recordings   Video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jb1PBcI0YmM Carol – Brightest And Best – Lyrics Brightest and Best of ...
  • Christ is the world’s true Light (Rinkart – Kommt Seelen) Tune: Rinkart (Kommt Seelen) Meter: 67 67 66 66 Style: Baroque, Carol Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Lyricist: George Wallace Briggs (1875 – 1959) Music Copyright Public Domain Lyrics Copyright Oxford University Press Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings
  • Earth has many a noble city (Stuttgart) Tune: Stuttgart Meter: 87 87 Style: Baroque Style: Carol Church Year: Christmas / Church Year: Epiphany Composer: Unknown German melody arranger: Christian Friedrich Witt (c.1660 – 1716) Lyricist: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348 – c.413) Translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved. Recordings https://youtu.be/qKaI2ERmFg4?list=PL3dPLIYcf_SUHiDtK32oxvtXbQNIz4Jss Carol – Earth has many a noble ...
  • Go, tell it on the mountain Carol – Go tell it on the mountains – Lyrics Go, tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and everywhere, Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born. While shepherds kept their watching O’er wandering flocks by night, Behold, from out of heaven, There shone a holy light. Refrain And lo, when they had seen it, They all bowed down and prayed; They ...
  • Good King Wenceslas (Tempus Adest Floridum) Carol – Good King Wenceslas – Lyrics Good King Wenceslas looked out On the feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, Deep, and crisp, and even. Brightly shone the moon that night, Though the frost was cruel, When a poor man came in sight, Gath’ring winter fuel. “Hither, page, and stand by me, If thou know’st it, telling, Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and ...
  • I saw three ships come sailing in Carol – I saw three ships come sailing in – Lyrics I saw three ships come sailing in, On Christmas day, on Christmas day, I saw three ships come sailing in, On Christmas day in the morning. And what was in those ships all three? On Christmas day, on Christmas day, And what was in those ships all three? On Christmas day in ...
  • Jesus, good above all others (Quem pastores) Tune: Quem pastores Meter: 88 87 Verses: 5 Style: Carol Composer: Unknown Harmonised by Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958) This version arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955) Lyricist: Percy Dearmer (1867 – 1936) after Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866) Church Year: Christmas Music and Lyrics Public Domain. Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings https://youtu.be/4f2zWtfhQqw Carol – Jesus, ...
  • Jesus, name above all names Style: Popular Church Year: Advent Composer: Naida Hearn (1944 – 2001) Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin Lyricist: Naida Hearn (1944 – 2001) Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1974 Scripture in Song/Maranatha!Music Administered by: CopyCare P.O. Box 77, Hailsham BN27 3EF UK [email protected] Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings Extract Only  
  • Little Jesus, sweetly sleep (Rocking) Tune: Rocking Meter: 10 7 88 77 Verses: 2 Style: Traditional Czech Style: Carol Church Year: Christmas Composer: Unknown originally collected by Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958) Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin Lyricist: Unknown traditional Czech Translator: Percy Dearmer (1867 – 1936) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain. Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   https://youtu.be/cJLf2qbuDbE Carol – Little Jesus, sweetly sleep – ...
  • Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child (Coventry Carol) Tune: Coventry Carol Meter: 76 76 676 Style: Mediaeval Carol Composer: Unknown Arranger Richard Irwin based upon arrangement Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958) Lyrics from Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors (15th Century) Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   https://youtu.be/a8UAxX9kLvQ Carol – Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child – Lyrics Lully, lulla, ...
  • Mary had a baby Tune: Mary had a baby Verses: 7 Style: Spiritual Carol, Traditional Caribbean Church Year: Christmas Composer: Unknown Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955) Lyricist: Unknown traditional Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain. Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   Carol – Mary had a baby – Lyrics 1. Mary had a baby, oh, Lord, Mary had a baby, oh my Lord, Mary ...
  • O little town of Bethlehem (Forest Green) Tune: Forest Green with Descant Meter: DCM Verses 4 Style: Carol Composer: Unknown Original arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958). This recording arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955) Lyricist: Phillips Brooks (1835 – 1893) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   https://youtu.be/FpjsEDFUy4s Carol – O little town of Bethlehem – Lyrics O little town of ...
  • O praise ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum – Parry) From Advent to Epiphany Vol. 3, Carol O praise ye the Lord to tune Laudate Dominum – Parry recorded on the organ by Richard Irwin for congregational singing.
  • O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Was Lebet) Tune: Was Lebet Meter: 13 10 13 10 Verses: 4 Style: Baroque Carol Composer: Unknown Melody from the Hymnal: Rheinhardt Manuscript, Published Üttingen (1678 – 1727) Lyricist: John Samuel Bewley Monsell (1811 – 1875) Church Year: Epiphany, General Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   A later recording is also available for download here: Hymn ...
  • Of the Father’s love begotten (Corde Natus – Divinum Mysterium) Tune: Corde Natus (Divinum Mysterium) Meter: 87 87 87 7 Style: Plainchant, Carol Composer: Unknown 13th Century Plainsong Original arranger: Theodoricus Petrus and published in Hymnal: Pies Cantiones (1582). This arrangement: Richard M S Irwin Lyricist: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348 – 413) Translator: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain. Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All ...
  • The Virgin Mary had a baby boy Meter: 10 10 10 8 and Refrain Style: Carol, Traditional Caribbean Verses: 3 and Refrain Composer: Unknown arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin Lyricist: Unknown Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   Carol – The Virgin Mary had a baby boy – Lyrics The Virgin Mary had a baby boy The Virgin Mary ...
  • We three kings (Kings of Orient) Tune: Kings of Orient Meter: 86 86 and Refrain Style: Victorian Carol Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany Composer: John Henry Hopkins (1820 – 1891) Lyricist: John Henry Hopkins (1820 – 1891) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   https://youtu.be/NskgxK9hshk Carol – We three kings of Orient are – Lyrics We three kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts ...
  • What Child is this (Greensleeves) Tune: Greensleeves Meter: 87 87 68 67 Verses: 3 Style: Traditional English Folk Tune, Carol, Renaissance Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany Composer: Henry VIII, King of England (1491 – 1547) Arranger: Richard M S Irwin Lyricist: William Chatterton Dix (1837 – 1898) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings Carol – What Child is this – ...
  • Ye holy angels bright (Darwall’s 149th) Tune: Darwall’s 149th Meter: 66 66 44 44 Style: Victorian Carol Composer: John Darwall (1731 – 1789) Harmonised by : William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889) Lyricists: Richard Baxter (1615 – 1691) and John Hampden Gurney (1802 – 1862) Church Year: General, All Saints, Christmas, Weddings Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   Carol ...

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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