The Faber Carol Book is an exciting volume of Christmas carols and songs with an original, contemporary twist, designed to breathe fresh air into Christmas concerts. They contain forty pieces, expertly edited and arranged by Gwyn Arch and Ben Parry, capturing a variety of moods and styles through time – from contemporary arrangements of medieval and traditional carols, to spirituals, and music from around the world.
There is also an impressive line-up of original pieces by some of today’s most highly respected choral composers, including Howard Goodall, Lin Marsh, Peter Gritton, Errollyn Wallen and Mike Brewer. Presented in two separate volumes, this is the second anthology with all carols arranged for SATB choir with Piano Accompaniment. Both publications include undemanding keyboard accompaniment and suggestions for optional instrumental lines.
This has a lovely selection of unusual carols from all over the world.What was disappointing though is that the edition contains only the English translations & not the original language.The flow is therefore rather cumbersome at times & the translation is contrived to fit in with the music. Anonymous
- (St. Albans, United Kingdom)