The Babe Of
Some Christmas Carols
Written by the Reverend George R. Woodward, M.A.
And printed by the same at
48 West Hill, Highgate Village
Table of Contents
Explanatory Notes from Rev. Woodward
As in Carols for Yule-tide, the peculiar measures, rhythms, & rimes of some of these Carols are to be accounted for by the Editor’s continued & honest endeavour to preserve the integrity of the ancient melodies to which alone, respectively, they should be sung.
Where not original, the words are either close translations, or else free adaptations of older material, Greek, Latin, &c.
Again, in the process of imposing & printing of the Carols, the Author has been aided by his friend, Mr. A. Oliver.
The Edition consists of but 2OO Copies, whereof this impression is number 100.
This is a text-only collection; Rev. Woodward did not provide any music.
Collections of Rev. George R. Woodward on this website include:
The Hymns and Carols for Christmas-tide (London: H. Grice, 1897)
The Cowley Carol Book for Christmas, Easter and Ascensiontide, First and Second Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd, 1902, 1912 Revised and Expanded Edition)
Songs of Syon (London: Schott & Co., Third Edition, 1908)
An Italian Carol Book (London: The Faith Press, Ltd., 1920); co-edited with Charles Wood.
The Babe of Bethlehem. Being Some Christmas Carols (Hillsgate Village, 1923) [this page]
The Cambridge Carol-Book. Being Fifty-Two Songs For Christmas, Easter, And Other Seasons. (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1924); co-edited with Charles Wood. Please note that content is limited to Christmas-related carols or hymns.
Photo Gallery from The Adoration of the Kings (London, Medici Society, 1924)
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