The first two carols of the set are Bennett’s own creations, a study in contrasts. The first is a classic carol in common time with syncopation and a divisi Chorus. The second is the engaging African Crib Carol in 3+3+2/8 time again with divisi Chorus. The third is a lilting arrangement of a traditional Somerset carol. Separately or as a suite, these three carols make a fine addition to seasonal school programming.F Roy Bennett was a respected music educator and author of the 20th century who wrote many books of music theory and history that are highly prized by primary and secondary school music teachers. As a composer, he was a gifted writer of words and music for school choirs, as in this set of three carols.