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Galliard Carols for Christmas, 32


Edited by June Boyce-Tillman, Bernard Braley and Allen Percival


Covering several centuries, 32 Galliard Carols for Christmas, contains not only such favourites as “Silent Night” and “We wish you a merry Christmas”, but also newer carols including “Carol for Christingle”, written by Fred Pratt Green for Norwich Cathedral and “The Wassail of Figgy Duff” – “traditional words and music invented by Michael Flanders”.


[M = Music; W = Words]

Angel Gabriel (W: Sabine Baring Gould)
Carol for Christingle (W: Fred Pratt Green)
Christmas Candle (W: Donald Swann)
Down in yon forest (M: arr. R Vaughan Williams)
Fum, Fum, Fum! (W: Bernard Braley)
God’s own Son (W: Fred Pratt Green; M: Allen Percival)
In the bleak midwinter (W: Christina Rossetti; M: Harold Darke)
Longfellow’s Carol (W: H W Longfellow; M: Allen Percival)
Lord of the Dance (WM: Sydney Carter)
Mary had a boy-child
Mistletoe Carol (W: Fred Pratt Green)
Noël de Thevet (W: E Bliss Reed; M: arr. D Stanley Smith)
Noel, raise the roof (W: Bernard Braley)
Nowell, sing we
O Christmas Tree (W: Bernard Braley)
Rejoice and be merry
Resonet in laudibus (W: Bernard Braley)
Rocking Carol (W: Margaret Tausky)
Silent Night (W: Joseph Mohr; M: Franz Grüber)
Song and Dance (W: Michael Hewlett; M: John Maynard)
Song to the Christmas Tree (W: Bernard Braley; M: Edvard Grieg)
Standing in the Rain (WM: Sydney Carter)
Susanni (W: Marie Chatterley)
There is no rose
There was a pig
This endris night
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Wassail of Figgy Duff (WM: Michael Flanders)
Wassail Song (M: arr. R Vaughan Williams)
We wish you a merry Christmas
What tidings bringest thou?
Wind through the olive trees

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