A Book of Folk Carols: The Carols Sung at the Folk Carol Service, New Road Methodist Church, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

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Writersworld, 2004 - Music - 120 pages
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A Book of Folk Carols is a collection of the carols sung at the annual Folk Carol Service at New Road Methodist Church, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, over more than 25 years. These are "traditional carols" in the true sense of both words - composed by the common folk of the time and passed on from one generation to another by hearing, learning and changing over the years, and based upon dance music played by the local band. The compilers of this book have researched manuscripts, tunes, and many other old items over a long period. You will find several carols that have probably never been sung for hundreds of years except at these Folk Carol Services, along with some old favourites. The carols come complete with tunes and freshly written accompaniments for you to sing and play on piano or guitar, or with your own dance band!

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We have this magnificent carol on several albums, most using the same musical phrasing as the original composer wrote, and it has endeared itself to us over the last 30 years. Our favourite version is from the boys choir of King's College Cambridge and is arranged by David Willcox. Superb.

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