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Carols: Distinctive arrangements for women's voices

Carey, Paul

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Synopsis: Carols is an exciting and eclectic set of eighteen carols for the holiday season, arranged and composed by Paul Carey for women?s choirs of all ages, as well as advanced children?s choirs. Included are classics such as Cristobal Morales? O magnum mysterium, Michael Praetorius?s Es ist ein Ros entsprungen as well as beautiful new settings of classic texts such as Lullay, mine liking and There is no rose of such virtue. Selections in English, Latin, French, German, and Spanish range from easily learnable processionals and short pieces suitable for madrigal dinners, to more elaborate settings of great Christmas music. Audiences will enjoy a delightful new arrangement of We wish you a merry Christmas as well as a gorgeous, lush setting of What child is this? for SSA and harp. Carols presents distinctive repertoire which will engage singers and audiences alike ? a valuable resource to revisit each holiday season. Selections included: Make we joy now in this fest Gaudete (Rejoice) Sweet was the song the Virgin sung Joseph est bien marié (Joseph has married well) We wish you a merry Christmas Alta Reyna soberana (High sovereign Queen) There is no rose of such virtue Personent hodie (On this day) Quelle cette est odeur agréable? (What is this pleasant fragrance?) O magnum mysterium (O great mystery) Angelus ad pastores ait (The angel said to the shepherds) Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, how a Rose e?er blooming) Lullay, mine liking The angel Gabriel from Heaven came Adam lay ybounden In dulci jubilo (In sweet rejoicing) What child is this? The Wexford carol (Good people all, this Christmastime) Performance notes are included in this book and free downloadable instrumental parts and translations are available at

About the Author: Paul Carey is an award-winning composer/arranger whose commissions include the ACDA Women?s Choir Consortium, the world-class Incheon City Chorale of South Korea, Elysian Voices, the Cambridge Madrigal Singers, Prometheus, Ithaca College, and many more. He has worked with and conducted choirs across the U.S. and abroad. Recently, Paul spent three summers as director of Choral Music at the North Carolina East Governor?s School. Paul?s works have been conducted and recorded by many of today?s leading conductors such as Charles Bruffy, Lynne Gackle, Joshua Haberman, Sigrid Johnson, Nancy Menk, Richard Nance, Jo-Michael Scheibe, Mary Alice Stollak, Ronald Staheli, and Hakwon Yoon. As part of his commitment to furthering and raising the standards of choral arts, Paul has presented Interest Sessions at ACDA conferences on the state, division, and national levels, as well as overseas and at NafME, OAKE and AGO conferences. As founder and director of the professional women's ensemble, "Vox Caelestis", Paul became known for his musical leadership, masterful programming and outreach to the community. Visit for more about Paul, his works, and audio samples.

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