eiThe Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Two Hundred Folk Carols

Richard Runciman Terry

London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933

Note: There is no evidence of a copyright claim in this volume, which is true of all of his books.

Editor's Note: Groups wishing to expand their repertoire may wish to consider some of the carols found on this page, many of which are completely new to most of us. While a few carols have very bizarre "translations," — as though literally translating idiomatic phrases — others show good potential for contemporary lyricists, composers, arrangers, instrumental musicians, and vocalists.

Contents of Two Hundred Folk Carols.

This remarkable collection of 200 carols is composed of eleven parts.

Part I. English Traditional Carols. (1-39)

Part II. French Traditional Carols (40-57)

Part III. Besançon Noëls (58-67)

Part IV. Bearnaise and Burgundian Noëls (68-78)

Part V. Provençal Carols (79-91)

Part VI. Basque Carols (92-109)

Part VII. Dutch and Flemish Carols (110-128)

Part VIII. Italian Carols (129-138)

Part IX. German, Alsatian and Polish Carols (139-159)

Part X. European Medieval Carols (160-171)

Part XI. English Medieval Carols (172-200)

Preface & Acknowledgements

 

Part I. English Traditional Carols. (1-39)

No.

Title

Source of Tune

Page

Sheet Music

1

The Lord At First Did Adam Make

Gilbert's Christmas Carols, 1822

2

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2

The Lord At First Had Adam Made

Sandys' Christmas Carols, 1833

4

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3

A Virgin Most Pure (I)

Gilbert's Christmas Carols

6

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4

A Virgin Most Pure (II)

Sandys' Christmas Carols

8

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5

When Righteous Joseph Wedded Was (I)

Gilbert's Christmas Carols

10

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6

When Righteous Joseph Wedded Was (II)

Sandys' Christmas Carols

12

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7

God's Dear Son Without Beginning

Gilbert's Christmas Carols

14

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8

Let All That Are To Mirth Inclined

Gilbert's Christmas Carols

16

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9

The First Nowel - Terry

Traditional

18

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10

Fyfe's Noel

Fyfe's Christmas Carols, 1860

20

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11

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (I)

Sandys' Christmas Carols

22

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12

God rest you merry (II)

Traditional

24

13

This New Christmas Carol

Sandys' Christmas Carols

26

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14

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

Sandys' Christmas Carols

28

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15

I Saw Three Ships

Traditional

30

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16

Joseph was an old man
Part 1 of The Cherry Tree Carol

Sandys' Christmas Carols

31

016-Joseph_Was.jpg (154250 bytes)

17

Joseph and the Angel (As Joseph Was A-Walking)
Part 2 of The Cherry Tree Carol

Fyfe's Christmas Carols, 1860

32

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18

Mary's question
Part 3 of The Cherry Tree Carol

Traditional

33

018-Marys_Question.jpg (135705 bytes)

19

When Jesus Christ Was Twelve Years Old

Sandys' Christmas Carols

34

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20

In Those Twelve Days

Sandys' Christmas Carols

36

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21

Saint Stephen Was An Holy Man

Sandys' Christmas Carols

38

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22

Oh, Who Would Be A Shepherd Boy

Melody entitled “Lord Thomas” from Sandys' Christmas Carols

40

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23

Novels
First line: A Child This Day Is Born

Sandys' Christmas Carols

41

023-Novels.jpg (141696 bytes)

24

In Bethlehem City, On Christmas-day Morn

Traditional (Worcestershire)

42

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25

The Seven Joys of Mary - RR Terry

Traditional

44

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26

The Seven Rejoices Of Mary

Traditional

46

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27

The Babe in Bethlehem's Manger

Traditional (Kent)

48

027-Babe_In.jpg (170336 bytes)

28

On Christmas Night

Traditional (Sussex)

49

028-On_Christmas_Night.jpg (191086 bytes)

29

A child my choice

Let Folly Praise That Fancy Love

Traditional

50

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30

The Moon Shines Bright - RR Terry, 1933 (“The Wait's Carol)

Traditional

52

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31

While Shepherds Watched - RR Terry (1933)

Traditional

54

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32

See, Amid The Winter's Snow - Caswall

Traditional

56

032a-See_Amid.jpg (144643 bytes) 032b-See_Amid.jpg (93012 bytes)

33

Dives and Lazarus

Traditional

58

033a-Dives.jpg (145245 bytes) 033b-Dives.jpg (162711 bytes)

34

Glory to God in Heights of Heaven

Traditional (Wiltshire)

60

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35

The Joyful Sounds of Salvation

Traditional

62

035a-Joyful_Sounds.jpg (150837 bytes) 035b-Joyful_Sounds.jpg (107806 bytes)

37

The Black Decree

Traditional

66

037a-Black_Decree.jpg (133468 bytes) 037b-Black_Decree.jpg (185351 bytes)

38

Our Blessed Lady's Lullaby

English (“Sellinger's Round”) 16th century

68

038a-Our_Blessed_Ladys_Lullaby.jpg (160290 bytes) 038b-Our_Blessed_Ladys_Lullaby.jpg (106828 bytes)

39

Sweet Was The Song The Virgin Sung

William Ballet's Lute Book (17th century)

70

039a-Sweet_Was.jpg (166142 bytes) 039b-Sweet_Was.jpg (198424 bytes)

 

Part II. French Traditional Carols (40-57)

Note: Add French titles, if possible.

No.

Title

Source of Tune

Page

Sheet Music

40

O Hinds, Tune Up Your Pipes

“Dictionnaire de Noës et Cantiques”

2

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41

He Is Born, The Holy One

“Dictionnaire de Noës et Cantiques”

4

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42

Be Silent Heaven! Be Silent Earth!

“Dictionnaire de Noës et Cantiques”

6

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43

Saviour Sweet, O Babe of Love

“Dictionnaire de Noës et Cantiques”

8

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44

O Lovely Infant, Born For Me

“Dictionnaire de Noës et Cantiques”

10

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45

Fair Is My Lot

“Dictionnaire de Noës et Cantiques”

12

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46

Come All Ye Of Tender Years

“Dictionnaire de Noës et Cantiques”

14

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47

Come And See The Holy One

“Dictionnaire de Noës et Cantiques”

16

047a-Come_And_See.jpg (149316 bytes) 047b-Come_And_See.jpg (116005 bytes)

48

Shepherds From The Mountains

Traditional (Chartres)

18

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49

With hearts afire

Come With Hearts Afire

Traditional

20

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50

I The Angel Am Of God

(“Les Noëls Bressans”)

22

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51

What Is This Fragrance?

Traditional (Lorraine)

24

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52

Morning Hush

From Denisot, 1553

26

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53

I Know, O Blessed Mary

Traditional

28

053a-I_Know.jpg (137465 bytes) 053b-I_Know.jpg (113577 bytes)

54

Glad tidings

Traditional

30

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55

Angels, We Have Heard Your Voices

Traditional

32

54

Bethlehem

Traditional

34

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57

O Night, Restful And Deep

Traditional (Basse-Normandie)

36

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Part III. Besançon Noëls (58-67)

No.

Title

Source of Tune

Page

Sheet Music

58

Leave, Shepherds, Leave Your Peaceful Flocks

Traditional

2

59

With Happy Hearts United

Traditional

4

059a-With_Happy.jpg (186331 bytes) 059b-With_Happy.jpg (58474 bytes)

60

Hail! Shepherds, Hail!

Traditional

6

060a-Hail_Shepherds.jpg (150171 bytes) 060b-Hail_Shepherds.jpg (66998 bytes)

61

If You Shepherds Watched The Lambing

Traditional

8

061a-If_You_Shepherds.jpg (161685 bytes) 061b-If_You_Shepherds.jpg (67091 bytes)

62

Up And Shake Thee, Peterkin

Traditional

10

062a-Up_And_Shake.jpg (144103 bytes) 062b-Up_And_Shake.jpg (135531 bytes)

63

We've Been Told A Joyful Thing

Traditional

12

063a-Weve_Been_Told.jpg (145634 bytes) 063b-Weve_Been_Told.jpg (84471 bytes)

64

Shepherds, Lead On To Bethlehem

Traditional

14

064a-Shepherds_Lead.jpg (149450 bytes) 064b-Shepherds_Lead.jpg (80023 bytes)

65

I'm Leaving Home Seeking My Fortune

Traditional

16

065a-Im_Leaving_Home.jpg (174807 bytes) 065b-Im_Leaving_Home.jpg (64222 bytes)

66

Put By Your Business Worry

Traditional

18

066a-Put_By_Your.jpg (202658 bytes) 066b-Put_By_Your.jpg (80103 bytes)

67

Upon A Wisp of Litter

Traditional

20

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Part IV. Bearnaise and Burgundian Noëls (68-78)

No.

Title

Source of Tune

Page

Sheet Music

68

Up, Up, Pierre

Traditional (Bearnaise)

2

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69

Mary's Magnificat

Traditional (Bearnaise)

4

069a-Marys_Magnificat.jpg (152491 bytes) 069b-Marys_Magnificat.jpg (89127 bytes)

70

Cheer Up Old Woman

Traditional (Burgundian)

6

070a-Cheer_Up.jpg (137410 bytes) 070b-Cheer_Up.jpg (112128 bytes)

71

Every Year As Round Comes Christmas

Traditional (Burgundian)

8

071a-Every_Year.jpg (152588 bytes) 071b-Every_Year.jpg (192975 bytes)

72

Brothers, 'Tis The Holy Season

Traditional (Burgundian)

10

072a-Brothers_Tis.jpg (135056 bytes) 072b-Brothers_Tis.jpg (72098 bytes)

73

I Hear Upon The Highway

Traditional (Burgundian)

12

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74

The Trumpet Carol

Traditional (Burgundian)

14

074a-Trumpet_Carol.jpg (141917 bytes) 074b-Trumpet_Carol.jpg (124630 bytes)

75

Patapan

Traditional (Burgundian)

16

075a-PatAPan.jpg (156279 bytes) 075b-PatAPan.jpg (70360 bytes)

76

Eloquent Bells In Every Steeple

Traditional (Burgundian)

18

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77

Now Let Us Sing I Pray Thee

Traditional (Burgundian)

20

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78

Neighbour Mine

Traditional (Burgundian)

22

078a-Neighbor_Mine.jpg (149478 bytes) 078b-Neighbor_Mine.jpg (143619 bytes)

 

Part V. Provençal Carols (79-91)

No.

Title

Source of Tune

Page

Sheet Music

79

You That Make A Toil Of Pleasure

Traditional

2

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80

The Gouty Carol (First Line: There's many folk | Agait o' pilgrim errand)

Traditional

4

080a-Gouty_Carol.jpg (111635 bytes) 080b-Gouty_Carol.jpg (48723 bytes)

81

The Bagpipe Carol (First Line: This is a tedious road we're in)

Traditional

6

081a-Bagpipe_Carol.jpg (93077 bytes) 081b-Bagpipe_Carol.jpg (53772 bytes)

82

The Laundry Carol (First Line: Why not be for ever gay, Bregado?)

Traditional

8

082a-Laundry_Carol.jpg (116395 bytes) 082b-Laundry_Carol.jpg (92392 bytes)

83

The Gossoon And The Gaffer (First Line: God save you kindly gaffer)

Traditional

10

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84

The Weather Carol (First Line: Shepherd of the mountain, | Lo! The God-head true)

Traditional

12

084a-Weather_Carol.jpg (92537 bytes) 084b-Weather_Carol.jpg (44807 bytes)

85

Steady Neighbours
First lines:
Steady neighbours
Give up their labours

Traditional

14

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86

Noel! A New Noel!

Traditional

16

086a-Noel_A_New_Noel.jpg (166616 bytes) 086b-Noel_A_New_Noel.jpg (109320 bytes)

87

The Peasant's Pilgrimage (First Line: Tu-re-lu-re-lu! The cock doth crow)

Traditional

18

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88

Nicholas The Shepherd

Traditional

22

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89

Adam And His Helpmate

Traditional

24

089a-Adam_Helpmate.jpg (172437 bytes) 089b-Adam_Helpmate.jpg (115126 bytes)

90

Shepherds, Be Joyful

Traditional

26

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91

I Woke, From My Couch Uprising

Traditional

28

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Part VI. Basque Carols (92-109)

No.

Title

Source of Tune

Page

Sheet Music

92

O Bethlehem!

Traditional

2

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93

When David's Daughter

Traditional

4

093a-When_Davids.jpg (136018 bytes) 093b-When_Davids.jpg (60857 bytes)

94

Stars And Hills So Hoary

Traditional

6

094a-Stars_And_Hills.jpg (139827 bytes) 094b-Stars_And_Hills.jpg (96311 bytes)

95

Great Gentlefolk Hold And Bethink You

Traditional

8

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96

In Middle Winter They Set Out

Traditional

10

096a-In_Middle_Winter.jpg (150962 bytes) 096b-In_Middle_Winter.jpg (80987 bytes)

97

Gods Of The Heathen

Traditional

12

097a-Gods_Heathen.jpg (141479 bytes) 097b-Gods_Heathen.jpg (78580 bytes)

98

Praise Jesus Christ Who Came This Night

Traditional

14

098a-Praise_Jesu.jpg (115113 bytes) 098b-Praise_Jesus.jpg (93324 bytes)

99

We Sing Of David's Daughter

Traditional

16

099a-We_Sing_Of.jpg (151663 bytes) 099b-We_Sing_Of.jpg (94407 bytes)

100

There Came A Shy Intruder

Traditional

18

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101

A Maiden Was Adoring God The Lord

Traditional

20

101a-A_Maiden.jpg (147372 bytes) 101b-A_Maiden.jpg (82866 bytes)

102

Sing The Universal Glory

Traditional

22

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103

How The Banner'd Angels

Traditional

24

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104

Christian Men, Look Up On High

Traditional

26

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105

Why Should We Go Grieving?

Traditional

28

105a-Why_Should.jpg (181549 bytes) 105b-Why_Should.jpg (82206 bytes)

106

Who Were The Shepherds, Mary?

Traditional

30

106a-Who_Were.jpg (151663 bytes) 106b-Who_Were.jpg (92101 bytes)

107

Lovely Baby, Mary Bore

Traditional

32

107a-Lovely_Baby.jpg (143311 bytes) 107b-Lovely_Baby.jpg (46832 bytes)

108

Lead Me To Thy Peaceful Manger

Traditional

34

108a-Lead_Me.jpg (159363 bytes) 108b-Lead_Me.jpg (80515 bytes)

109

Bethlehem's Stall

Traditional

36

109a-Bethlehems_Stall.jpg (147195 bytes) 109b-Bethlehems_Stall.jpg (82028 bytes)

 

Part VII. Dutch and Flemish Carols (110-128)

No.

Title

Source of Tune

Page

Sheet Music

110

There Was A Maid So Lovely

Traditional

2

110a-There_Was.jpg (154767 bytes) 110b-There_Was.jpg (113451 bytes)

111

With Heart And Spirit Reconciled

Traditional

4

111a-With_Heart.jpg (161888 bytes) 111b-With_Heart.jpg (115678 bytes)

112

Children Sing A Carol Splendid

Traditional

6

112a-Children_Sing.jpg (146594 bytes) 112b-Children_Sing.jpg (61426 bytes)

113

When Judah's Loyal Soul

Traditional

8

113-When_Judah.jpg (137742 bytes)

114

To Us A Little Child Is Born

Traditional

9

114-To_Us_A_Little.jpg (132710 bytes)

115

A Year Begins Of Joy And Grace

Traditional

10

115a-A_Year_Begins.jpg (146958 bytes) 115b-A_Year_Begins.jpg (65202 bytes)

116

Our Lady on Christmas Day

Traditional

12

116a-Our_Lady.jpg (118954 bytes) 116b-Our_Lady.jpg (57566 bytes)

117

Welcome, Son of Mary

Traditional

14

117a-Welcome_Son.jpg (134480 bytes) 117b-Welcome_Son.jpg (84959 bytes)

118

Whenas the Rose of Jericho

Traditional

16

118-Whenas_Rose.jpg (147391 bytes)

119

There Was A Maiden

Traditional

17

119-There_Was.jpg (156727 bytes)

120

All Heaven On A Maiden

Traditional

18

120a-All_Heaven.jpg (158118 bytes) 120b-All_Heaven.jpg (131294 bytes)

121

Shepherds, What Joyful Tidings

Traditional

20

121a-Shepherds_What.jpg (166268 bytes) 121b-Shepherds_What.jpg (117960 bytes)

122

O Mary, Well of Purity

Traditional

22

122-O_Mary_Well.jpg (129670 bytes)

123

O Jesus, True and Fervent Friend

Traditional

23

123-O_Jesus_True.jpg (132721 bytes)

124

I Must Go Gather Comfort

Traditional

24

124a-I_Must_Go.jpg (139201 bytes) 124b-I_Must_Go.jpg (71005 bytes)

125

Our Master Hath A Garden

Traditional

26

125a-Our_Master_Hath.jpg (157498 bytes) 125b-Our_Master_Hath.jpg (92763 bytes)

126

The World Has Waited Long

Traditional

28

126a-The_World_Has.jpg (130171 bytes) 126b-The_World_Has.jpg (112576 bytes)

127

A Little Child Came Yester Morning

Traditional

30

127a-A_Little_Child.jpg (157352 bytes) 127b-A_Little_Child.jpg (133807 bytes)

128

Jesus in the Stall

Traditional

32

128-Jesus_Stall.jpg (165486 bytes)

 

Part VIII. Italian Carols (129-138)

No.

Title

Source of Tune

Page

Sheet Music

129

Ninna, Nanna (Sleep My Darling)

Library of S. Maria Sopra Minerva

2

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130

Three Kings Came Riding

'Laude Spirituali,' 1674

4

130a-Three_Kings.jpg (167930 bytes) 130b-Three_Kings.jpg (107894 bytes)

131

Shepherds Why Do Ye Tarry?

'Laude Spirituali,' 1674

6

131a-Shepherds_Why.jpg (122980 bytes) 131b-Shepherds_Why.jpg (107247 bytes)

132

Sleep No More, The Glad Heavens Are Blazing

'Laude Spirituali,' 1674

8

132a-Sleep_No_More.jpg (140540 bytes) 132b-Sleep_No_More.jpg (85022 bytes)

133

Now Many A King I Dreaming

'Laude Spirituali,' 1674

10

133a-How_Many_A_King.jpg (112139 bytes) 133b-How_Many_A_King.jpg (70709 bytes)

134

Shepherds, The Day Is Breaking

'Laude Spirituali,' 1674

12

134a-Shepherds_The_Day.jpg (123359 bytes) 134b-Shepherds_The_Day.jpg (110347 bytes)

135

Dark Is The Even

'Laude Spirituali,' 1674

14

135a-Dark_Is_The_Even.jpg (143174 bytes) 135b-Dark_Is_The_Even.jpg (97904 bytes)

136

O Shepherds Sing Together

'Laude Spirituali,' 1674

16

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137

O Joyful Shepherds Make Haste

'Laude Spirituali,' 1674

18

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138

To Weary Shepherds Sleeping

'Laude Spirituali,' 1674

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Part IX. German, Alsatian and Polish Carols (139-159)

No.

Title

Source of Tune

Page

Sheet Music

139

Great is Our Lord Jesu's Name
Magnum Nomen Domini

M. Praetorius. “Musae Sionae,” 1609

2

140

Christo incarnato

First Lines:
Behold the Godhead's Triune Blaze
En Trinitatis speculum

M. Praetorius. “Musae Sionae,” 1609

6

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141

Now My Soul To Bethlehem
Eia mea anima

M. Praetorius. “Musae Sionae,” 1609

8

141a-Now_My_Soul.jpg (116843 bytes) 141b-Now_My_Soul.jpg (93778 bytes)

142

This Happy Morn
Nobis est natus

M. Praetorius. “Musae Sionae,” 1609

10

142a-This_Happy.jpg (81051 bytes) 142b-This_Happy.jpg (86892 bytes)

143

To Us A Little Child Is Born
Parvulus nobis nascitur

M. Praetorius. “Musae Sionae,” 1609

12

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144

To All Men A Child Is Come
Puer nobis nascitur

M. Praetorius. “Musae Sionae,” 1609

14

144a-To_All_Men.jpg (87319 bytes) 144b-To_All_Men.jpg (48152 bytes)

145

Voice Your Joy Together Now
Universi populi

M. Praetorius. “Musae Sionae,” 1609

16

145a-Voice_Your_Joy.jpg (72220 bytes) 145b-Voice_Your_Joy.jpg (39636 bytes)

146

This Day Is Born Emmanuel
En natus est Emanuel

M. Praetorius. “Musae Sionae,” 1609

18

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147

I Know A Flower
Flos de radice Jesse, or
Es ist ein Ros entsprugen

M. Praetorius. “Musae Sionae,” 1609

20

147a-I_Know_A_Flower.jpg (84731 bytes) 147b-I_Know_A_Flower.jpg (42566 bytes)

148

Sing Out A Song Of Victory
Pangamus melos gloriae

Dreves, “Analecta Hymnica”

22

148a-Sing_Out_A_Song.jpg (104447 bytes) 148b-Sing_Out_A_Song.jpg (45091 bytes)

149

A Boy Is Born In Bethlehem
Puer Natus in Bethlehem

Dreves, “Analecta Hymnica”

24

149a-A_Boy_Is_Born.jpg (99143 bytes) 149b-A_Boy_Is_Born.jpg (50216 bytes)

150

All The Skies To-night Sing O'er Us

J. G. Ebeling, Harmonized
J. S. Bach

26

150a-_All_The_Skies.jpg (95629 bytes) 150b-_All_The_Skies.jpg (34072 bytes)

151

Cradle Song of the Infant Jesus

First Line:
Soft To The Manger Stealing

Traditional Melody

28

151a-Cradle_Song.jpg (81120 bytes) 151b-Cradle_Song.jpg (42083 bytes)

152

Susani, Susani

Traditional

30

152-Susani.jpg (97819 bytes)

153

The World's Desire

First Line:
The Christ-Child Lay On Mary's Lap

Traditional

31

153-Christ_Child_Lay.jpg (97626 bytes)

154

In dulci jubilo

Traditional. Trans. And Harmonized by R. L. de Pearsall

32

154a-In_Dulci.jpg (90108 bytes) 154b-In_Dulci.jpg (38594 bytes)

155

Joy To The World

Melody by N. Hermann, 1560

34

155-Joy_To_The_World.jpg (88245 bytes)

156

A Babe Is Born All Of A Maid

Traditional (Nuremberg, 1676)

35

156-A_Babe_Is_Born.jpg (96395 bytes)

157

The Shepherds Went Their Hasty Way

Traditional (Alsatian)

36

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158

At the Nativity

First Line:
Gloomy Night Embraced The Place

Traditional (Alsatian)

38

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159

Tell, O Shepherds!

Traditional (Polish)

40

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MICHAEL PRAETORIUS was born at Kreuzberg in Thuringia, on Feb. 15, 1571 ; he began his artistic career, in the character of capellmeister, at Liineburg; in 1604 he entered the service of the Duke of Brunswick, first as organist, and then as capellmeister and secretary; he was appointed Prior of the Monastery of Ringelheim, near Gozlar, without necessity of residence ; and died at Wolfenbiittel, on his fiftieth birthday, Feb. 15, 1621.

The compositions of Michael Praetorius are very voluminous. He himself has left us, at the end of his Syntagma llfusicum, a catalogue, the most important items of which are, fifteen volumes of ‘Polyhymnia,’ adapted partly to Latin, and partly to German words; sixteen volumes of “Musae Sionae,” of which the first five are in Latin, and the remainder in German ; nine volumes of a secular work, called ‘Musa Aonia,’ of which the several books are entitled ‘Terpsichore’ (2 vols.), ‘Calliope’ (2 vols.), ‘Thalia’ (2 vols.), ‘Erato’ (1 vol.), ‘Diana Teutonica ’ (1 vol.), and Regensburgische Echo (1 vol.); and a long list of other works, ‘ partly printed, and partly, through God’s mercy, to be printed.’ The first of these is the Syntagma Musieum (Musical Treatise) itself—a book the excessive rarity and great historical value of which entitle it to a special notice.

Source: Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 3 (Macmillan Company, 1907).

Editor's Note: Some, but not all of these works have now been scanned and posted on the World Wide Web. The balance are expected to be posted at some point in the future.

 

Part X. European Medieval Carols (160-171)

No.

Title

Source of Tune

Page

Sheet Music

160

Good King Wenceslas
Music: Tempus adest floridum

Piae Cantiones (1582)

2

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161

Good Christian Men Rejoice
Music: In Dulci Jubilo.

Piae Cantiones

4

161a-Good_Christian.jpg (83383 bytes) 161b-Good_Christian.jpg (59579 bytes)

162

Congaudeat turba fidelium
Come Ye Faithful, Sing We Right Merrily

Piae Cantiones

6

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163

Ecce, nouvum gaudium
Here Is Joy For Every One

Piae Cantiones

8

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164

Ave maris stella lucens
Hail Thou Star That Guidest

Piae Cantiones

10

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165

Resonet In Laudibus
Now With Gladness Carol We

Piae Cantiones

12

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166

Verbum caro factum est
God's Own Word Our Flesh Did Take

Piae Cantiones

14

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167

Omnis mundus jocundetur
Let The Earth Rejoice In Chorus

Piae Cantiones

16

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168

Dies est lætitiæ
Christian Folk, Day Of Joy

Piae Cantiones

18

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169

Angelus Emittitur
Gabriel From Heaven Has Flown

Piae Cantiones

20

169a-Gabriel_From.jpg (75027 bytes) 169b-Gabriel_From.jpg (42079 bytes)

170

Quem pastores laudavere
Shepherds Tell Your Beauteous Story

Hohenfurt MS. (fifteenth century)

22

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171

Personent hodie
Lift Your Voices And Sing

Piae Cantiones

24

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Note: A single copy of Finnish-Swedish collection, Piae Cantiones — very rare even at that time — found its way into the hands of Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore in 1853, and from this exceptionally rare volume a good deal of music was saved from oblivion. For more information, see Piae Cantiones: A Medieval Song Treasury, and Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, Carols for Christmas-tide.

 

Part XI. English Medieval Carols (172-200)

No.

Title

Source of Tune

Page

Sheet Music

172

Now Well May We (Our) Merthis Make

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

2

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173

An heavenly song (This Day)

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

4

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174

As I Lay Upon A Night (#174)

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

6

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175

What Tidings Bringest Thou Messenger?

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

8

175a-What_Tidings.jpg (111978 bytes) 175b-What_Tidings.jpg (92477 bytes)

176

Of a Rose sing we (This Rose Is Railed On A Ryse)

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

10

176a-Of_A_Rose.jpg (100907 bytes) 176b-Of_A_Rose.jpg (72474 bytes)

177

From the Royal Shepherd's Line
David ex progenie
Part I. Part II is "
See the Word Our Flesh Become” (“Verbum caro factum est”)

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

12

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178

Cast Away The Olden
Psallimus cantantes

Bodleian Library (MS. Eng. Poet)

14

178a-Cast_Away.jpg (116859 bytes) 178b-Cast_Away.jpg (45899 bytes)

179

Alleluya. The Joy of Virgin Mary
Alleluya pro Virgine Maria

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

16

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180

Though They Cannot Palter
Ecce quod natura

Bodleian Library (MS. Ashmole 1393)

18

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181

Sing We To This Merry Company

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

20

181a-Sing_We.jpg (101945 bytes) 181b-Sing_We.jpg (54477 bytes)

182

Worshipt Be The Birth Of Thee
Ave Domina Celi Regina

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

22

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183

Make We Joy Now In This Fest

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

24

183a-Make_We_Joy.jpg (95552 bytes) 183b-Make_We_Joy.jpg (52731 bytes)

184

Nowel, This Is The Salutation

Bodleian Library (MS. Eng. Poet)

26

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185

Nowel Sing we both all and some (Exortum Est in Love and Lysse)

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

28

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186

Nowel. Out of your sleep arise (Out Of Your Sleep Arise)

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

30

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187

Nowel. To Us Is Born Our God Emmanuel

Bodleian Library (Selden MS.)

32

187a-Nowel_To_Us.jpg (95489 bytes) 187b-Nowel_To_Us.jpg (73492 bytes)

188

Hail Mary Full of Grace

Trinity College Library. Cambridge

34

188a-Hail_Mary.jpg (105203 bytes) 188b-Hail_Mary.jpg (50962 bytes)

189

As I Lay Upon a Night (#189)
Alma redemptoris mater

Trinity College Library. Cambridge

36

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190

Now May We Singen As It Is

Trinity College Library. Cambridge

38

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191

Be Merry, Be Merry

Trinity College Library. Cambridge

40

 191-Be_Merry.jpg (108712 bytes)

192

Eya martyr Stephane

Trinity College Library. Cambridge

41

 192-Eya_Martyr.jpg (114731 bytes)

193

Now Make We Merthe

Trinity College Library. Cambridge

42

193a-Now_Make_We.jpg (91215 bytes) 193b-Now_Make_We.jpg (81685 bytes)

194

Pray For Us The Prince of Peace

Trinity College Library. Cambridge

44

194-Pray_For_Us.jpg (99346 bytes)

195

There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue

Trinity College Library. Cambridge

45

195-There_Is_No_Rose.jpg (99000 bytes)

196

Sir Christmas

British Museum Addl. MSS. 5665

46

196a-Sir_Christmas.jpg (113384 bytes) 196b-Sir_Christmas.jpg (112538 bytes) 196c-Sir_Christmas.jpg (110787 bytes)

197

This Enders Night

British Museum Roy. App.

49

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198

He By Whom The Heavens Were Made | Qui creavit coelum

 

The Chester Mysteries

52

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199

The Coventry Carol

The Coventry Mysteries

54

199-Coventry_Carol.jpg (90277 bytes)

200

Gabriel To Mary Went
Angelus Ad Virginem

British Museum (Cotton MS.)

55

200a-Gabriel_To_Mary.jpg (117666 bytes) 200b-Gabriel_To_Mary.jpg (99134 bytes)

Note: The Selden Manuscript was the source for A Medieval Carol Book by Rev. Terry, as well as other collections. Much of the subjects of these carols are on-line at the Bodleian Library; see Selden MS B26 (opens in a new window at an exterior site).

Preface

Pages vii-ix.

This collection has been primarily compiled for the use of choirs, but it cannot be too strongly emphasized that all of the carols – save the definitely polyphonic ones (e.g., those of Praetorius) – can be effectively sung as solos, or by voices in unison, with or without accompaniment. The bulk of them are folk-melodies, and should be treated as such. Even the carols of Praetorius are simple harmonizations of popular melodies.

The custom of carol-singing in churches is a modern development, although the practice can be traced back to Saboly in the 17th century. Originally the carol was a folk-song with the Incarnation as its theme. The treatment of the subject varied through the ages from the crude patois of the peasant to the polished periods of later poets, but naȉveté and homeliness were the predominant characteristics. Modes of expression more frequently crude and details were sometimes stressed with what present-day ars would seem coarseness. But behind all this there was the dominating idea of joyfulness in the Feast of Our Lord's Nativity. All Europe celebrated the Nativity at Christmastide, not as the memory of a long past event but as something which was actually happening. Neighbor called to neighbor to join the pilgrimage to Bethlehem that they might find the new-born Babe and worship Him. Every mother's heart yearned over Him in His helplessness. Every mother's heart ached in sympathy with Our Lady in her pains. Let us take food (said the good folk to one another) to the Holy Family in their hunger; let us take clothing for the little Babe in His nakedness. The phrase “Let us now go even unto Bethlehem” was not to them mere chronicled speech of some Shepherds of olden time; it was a direct personal appeal from neighbor to neighbor to hasten to the Crib in company with the Shepherds who were making their journey hic et nunc.

That was the old idea of Christmas – a united Christendom celebrating this Christian Feast in which everyone was a partaker. It is this aspect of Christmas which the Editor has aimed at presenting rather than the popular modern one of holly and ivy, robins and snowflakes, roast beef and beer, yule-logs, punch bowls, plum pudding and the rest of the wassailing apparatus which genial old Charles Dickens invented for his generation.

Carol-singing in England had almost disappeared as a national pastime by the early 19th century, and the antiquaries who endeavored to rescue its fragmentary remains from oblivion all spoke of carols as an interesting survival of a practice which had passed away forever. Carol-singing has now achieved a popular vogue, but that vogue dates back no further than the 'seventies of the last century.

On the continent of Europe there has been no such break with tradition. Continental nations continue to sing carols as they have been wont to do since the earliest times. They are inheritors of a wealth of carol-music and carol-literature of which England has only in recent years (seemingly) become aware, with the result that there is now an increasing demand for a wider repertoire than has hitherto been available; each English-edited carol book contains more foreign carols than its predecessors. It is hoped that the present collection (containing a large number of both English and foreign carols hitherto unpublished in this country) will do something to supply this increasing demand.

The compilers “editorial methods” in respect of English carols have been sufficiently explained elsewhere (Footnote 1) and need not be repeated here.

Footnote

1. Twelve Christmas Carols [1912], Old Christmas Carols [49 pages, 1923], A Medieval Carol Book [66 pages, 1932], and The Carols of Gilbert and Sandys [1931] (all published by Messrs Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd.).

Regarding foreign carols, the originals have been consulted where available. Failing that, the editor has taken his material from recognized collectors (e.g., Saboly in the past and Father Donostia in the present).

Note: Nicolas Saboly (1614-1675), was Choir Master of the St-Pierre church in Avignon. See: Un flambeau, Jeanette Isabella (at the Choral Public Domain Library). He wrote a number of noels. A scanned copy of one collection is at Google Books, Recueils de Noëls provençaux.

Concerning Fr. Donostia, I have only been able to discover that he was a collector of Basque carols.

As regards the translations of the Latin, French, and German carols his librettists have gone direct to the original texts. In the case of old Dutch, old Italian, Provençal, Basque, Burgundian, and patois carols the editor has been fortunate enough to obtain the help of experts who have furnished him with literal translations. From these the librettists have composed their verses. Readers may therefore be assured that in this collection they will find no ”faked” English texts. The widest latitude must necessarily be allowed to librettists and their methods of expression, but whether the verses in this collection are literal translations or free paraphrases, there will at least be found in them nothing contrary to the originals.

And here, perhaps, it is well to say a few plain words:

Continental carols (German as well as French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch) teem with references to the Holy Family – Our Lord, the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph.

It is a common thing to find English” translations” in which these references to St. Joseph – but more especially Our Lady – are eliminated and the doctrinal terminology watered down until its meaning is lost.

It is open to any editor of the foreign carol to say: “We do not accept the theology of which this carol is the expression; we have therefore provided the tune with fresh words.” Such a proceeding would be quite honest. The same can hardly be said when the singer is left under the impression that the English “translation” conveys the sense of the original, when in reality it does nothing of the sort. To reject a verbal text in toto is legitimate (provided the fact be stated); to tamper with a verbal text (so that it conveys a different meaning from the original) is not only disingenuous but unscholarly.

This tampering seems to be peculiar to England. It does not obtain in Protestant Germany. German editors are as conscientiously Protestant as English ones, but they have not found it necessary to eliminate references to the Virgin Mother or otherwise distort the meaning of an original text.

It is in such matters as this that we are so sore a puzzle to the intelligent foreigner. He hears rapturous encores of Schubert's of Ave Maria; he listens to hearty applause of Gounod's setting (on Bach's First Prelude) which concludes with an appeal to the Blessed Virgin to “pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death”; he hears the doctrine of Purgatory enunciated in Elgar's Gerontius by choral societies made up from every religious denomination. He naturally concludes that if such theological terminology is accepted as a matter of course on the concert platform it is rather childish (or at best illogical) to boggle at it in a carol.

What the intelligent for nor does not know is that the ordinary Englishman of today is much too enlightened to do anything of the sort; that the quotation mark boggling” is confined to cautious editors catering for an imaginary public, or “sectarian” editors introducing their particular “doxy” by way of the back stairs.

The popularity of the carols edited by the Rev. Dr. Woodward and the late Dr. Charles Wood, with their fidelity to original texts, goes to confirm what I say, and I have humbly endeavored to follow in the footsteps of these two Masters. Whatever may be urged against the translations in the present collection, at least it cannot be said that any original text has been tampered with for theological reasons. It ought perhaps to be added back (saving the nine Prætorius carols) all the harmonies in this book are by the editor and are therefore copyright.

Oxford 1932.

R. R. T.

 

Acknowledgments

For literal translations from obsolete languages I owe deep thanks to Dr. G. C. Wheeler, from fifteenth-century Dutch originals; Mr. F. Whitehead (Jesus College, Oxford) from old Italian, Provencal, medieval and patois originals; Mr. Rodney Gallop (author of A Book of The Basques) from Basque originals. Also to Miss M. G. Segar, M.A., B.Litt. (Oxford) for valuable assistance in modernising English medieval texts.

For verse translations from the Latin I thank the Rev. John O'Connor and the Rev. Ronald Knox; from the French, Canon John Gray and Mrs. K. W. Simpson; for original verses Mr. W. H. Shewring (Corpus Christi College, Oxford), and to Mr. G. K. Chesterton for permission to reprint his poem “The Christ Child lay on Mary's lap.” To the Rev. Dr. G. R. Woodward for permission to use the words and melody of “In Bethlehem City” and the words of “I Know a Flower”. To Dr. R. Vaughan-Williams for permission to use the melody of “On Christmas Night.”

To the authorities of the Bodleian Library I am indebted not only for permission to print carols from their various M.S. Collections, but also for much courtesy and kindly assistance in the course of my work. To the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge, for permission to photograph and score the contents of the parchment roll from which eight of the carols in this book are taken. To Miss Hilda Andrews, Mus.Bac., for copying the examples from the British Museum. To the Abbott of Downside for the loan of Laude Spirituali from which most of the Italian carols have been taken. To the Rev. F. Donostia for permission to use the Basque melodies collected by him. To Professor J. F. Larcher for photographs of “Sweet was the song the Virgin sang” (from Wm Ballet's Lute Book), and to the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin, for kindly allowing me to make use of the same. Lastly, I am very deeply indebted to Mr. Henry Wardale, Mus. D., F.R.C.O., or undertaking the laborious task of proof-correcting.

Editor's Note:

Collections from Rev. Terry:

Twelve Christmas Carols
London: J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd., 1912; With music.

Old Christmas Carols
London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., n.d., ca. 1923; With music.

Gilbert and Sandys' Christmas Carols
London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, Ltd., 1931; With Music

A Medieval Carol Book
London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, Ltd., 1932; With Music

Two Hundred Folk Carols
London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933; With Music

Rev. Terry has a page at the Choral Public Domain Library (Richard R. Terry), which contains the arrangements of two of his compositions:

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