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1973. Anthems for Choirs
1961. Carols for Choirs by Reginald Jacques and David Willcocks
1948. 'Fifty German Folk-Songs With Airs' by Swannell, A.A.K.
1956. Musicians on Music by Ferruccio Bonavia

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Jackson, Francis. 'Anthems for Choirs: Fifty Anthems for Mixed Voices', published in 1973 in Great Britain by Oxford University Press in paperback, 223pp, ISBN 019353214x. Condition: Very good, with some mild fading to the cover and some light tanning to internal pages (browning effect from ageing). Price: £7.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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About this book/synopsis: These 50 anthems have been chosen with the average parish church choirs in mind, but it was hoped by the compiler (Francis Jackson) that the collection would prove useful to cathedrals, collegiate churches, and parish churches supporting cathedral-type choirs. Anthems suitable for unaccompanied singing and those needing organ accopaniments are about equal in number; most are for four voices (S.A.T.B) without divisi parts. Four anthems have been written specially for the book by Francis Jackson, Kenneth Leighton, David Lord, and William Matthias; other composers represented date from the first half of the 16th Century to the present day. The collection covers all the main seasons and festivals of the Church's year, and also includes twenty-one anthems for general use.

Anthems included are:
Anthems suitable for unaccompanied singing are marked *
Anthems in not more than four parts throughout are marked †

  • †* A Sound of Angels by Tye ed. Atkins
  • †* Ah, thou poor world by Brahms ed. Whittaker
  • †* All people that on earth do dwell attibuted to Tallis ed. Greening
  • † Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom by Ernest Farrar
  • †* Almighty God, which has me brought Ford ed. Steinitz
  • † Alone to sacrifice though goest, Lord by Kenneth Leighton
  • †* As on the night by Gibbons ed. Jackson
  • † Awake us, Lord, and hasten by J.S. Bach adapted by Jackson
  • † Behold, how good and joyful by Clarke-Whitfield
  • †* Cantate Domino by Pitoni ed. R.R. Terry
  • †* Come Holy Ghost by Gibbons ed. Jackson
  • †* Come ye with joyfulness by Pitoni ed. R.R. Terry
  • † From the rising of the sun by Ouseley
  • †* Give almes of they goods by Tye ed. Greening
  • †* God is living, God is here by J.S. Bach ed. Davies
  • † God is our hope and strength by J. S. Bach ed. Allen
  • †* Haste thee, O God by Batten ed. Greening
  • †* How goodly are thy tents by Ouseley
  • * I sat down under His shadow by Bairstow
  • †* Laudate nomen Domini by Tye ed. Greening
  • † Lead me, Lord by S.S Wesley
  • †* Let my prayer by Blow ed. Greening
  • Lift up your heads, O ye gates by William Mathias
  • † Lo, God is here by Francis Jackson
  • † Lord, I trust thee by Handel ed. Darlow
  • † Lord that descendest, Holy Child by Eric Gritton
  • † Most glorious Lord of Lyfe! by David Lord
  • †Not unto us, O Lord by Walmisley
  • †* O almighty God by Barcrofte ed. Greening
  • † O Christ, O blessed Lord by Wagner
  • †* O Christ, who are the light and day by Whyte ed. Jackson
  • †* O come, ye servants of the Lord by Tye ed. Greening
  • † O for a closer walk - a Scottish Psalter arranged by Stanford
  • †* O god my king Amner ed. Greening
  • †* O God the King of Glory by Purcell ed. Jackson
  • † O God, who by the leading of a star by Attwood ed. Langley
  • †* O my people by Correa ed. Darlow
  • † O pray for the peace of Jerusalem by Goss
  • O strength and stay by L. Bourgeois arr. Harris
  • O trinity, most blessed light by C. Kenneth Turner
  • † O vos omnes by Correa ed. Darlow
  • Of the father's heart begotten by Piae Cantiones arr. Willcocks
  • †* Our Father, which are in heaven by Stone ed. Greening
  • † Praise the Lord, ye servants by Blow ed. Wood
  • Praise to the god in the highest - a Russian tune, arrangement Campbell
  • Praise ye the Lord by John Rutter
  • † Sleepers, wake! by Mendelssohn
  • † Solus ad victimam by Kenneth Leighton
  • †* Song 44 by Gibbons ed. Jackson
  • †* Song 46 by Gibbons ed. Jackson
  • † Teach me, O Lord by Attwood
  • †* The Lord's prayer by Stone ed. Greening
  • † These are they which follow the lamb by Goss ed. Jackson
  • * To thee, O Lord by Rachmaninof ed. Henderson
  • †* Up, up! my heart! with gladness by J.S. Bach
  • †* Verily, verily I say unto you by Tallis ed. Greening
  • †* Wherefore despair? by J.S. Bach ed. Davies
  • † Ye choirs of new Jerusalem by Stanford

 

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Jacques, Reginald; and Willcocks, David. 'Carols for Choirs: Fifty Christmas Carols.' Paperback, 184 pages, published by Oxford University Press in 1961. Click image to access prebuilt Amazon search!
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  • Carols for Choirs: Fifty Christmas Carols [top]
    Arranged by Reginald Jacques and David Willcocks
    Paperback, 184 pages, published by Oxford University Press in 1961
    Published as 'Carols for Choirs 1: Fifty Christmas Carols edited and arranged by Reginald Jacques and David Willcocks', ISBN 0193532220

Carols included:
[Those suitable for unaccompanied singing are marked **]

  • **A Boy Was Born by Benjamin Britten
  • **A Christmas Carol, (first line: All Men Draw Near) a Hungarian traditional carol, arranged by Zoltán Kodály
  • A Great and Mighty Wonder, an old German carol, harmony by Preatorius
  • **A Merry Christmas, a West Country carol, arranged by Arthur Warrell
  • **A Virgin Most Pure, an English traditional carol, arranged by Charles Wood
  • Adeste Fideles, an 18th century carol, anonymous, arranged by David Willcocks
  • And There Were Shepherds (including 'Break forth, O Beauteous heavenly light') from Christmas Ontario) by Bach, edited by David Willcocks
  • **Angels from the Realms of Glory, an old French carol, arranged by Reginald Jacques
  • As with Gladness Men of Old, by C. Kocher, arranged by David Willcocks
  • **Away in a Manger (1st tune) by W.J. Kirkpatrick, arranged by David Willcocks
  • **Away in a Manger (2nd tune), a traditional Normandy carol, arranged by Reginald Jacques
  • **Blessed Be That Maid Mary, an English traditional carol, arranged by David Willcocks
  • **Blessed Son of God, The (from Hodie), by R. Vaughan Williams
  • **Boar's Head Carol, The, an English traditional carol arranged by Elizabeth Poston
  • Carol with Lullaby (My Sweet Little Baby, What Meanest Thou to Cry?) by Phyllis Tate
  • **Coventry Carol (Lully, lulla thou little tiny child) (1st version), the original of 1591
  • **Coventry Carol (Lully, Lull, thou little tiny child) (2nd version), arranged by Martin Shaw
  • **Ding Dong! Merrily on High, a 16th Century French carol, harmony by Charles Wood
  • First Nowell, The. English traditional carol arranged by David Willcocks
  • **Gallery Carol, an English traditional carol arranged by Reginald Jacques
  • **Gloucestershire Wassail (Wassail, Wassail, all over the town!) , an English traditional carol arranged by Vaughan Williams
  • God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen, an English traditional carol arranged by David Willcocks
  • Good King Wenceslas, from Piae Cantiones, arranged by Reginald Jacques
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, by Mendelssohn, descant by David Willcocks
  • **The Holly and the Ivy, an English traditional carol arranged by Reginald Jacques
  • **I Saw Three Ships (1st Tune), an English traditional carol arranged by David Willcocks
  • I Saw Three Ships (2nd Tune, unison) by Reginald Jacques
  • **I (We) Wish You A Merry Christmas, a West Country carol, arranged by Arthur Warrell
  • **In Dulci Jubilo, an old German carol arranged by R. L. Pearsall; edited by Reginald Jacques
  • **Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, a Polish carol, arranged by David Willcocks
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, an English traditional carol, adapted by Arthur Sullivan
  • King Jesus Hath A Garden, a Dutch carol, arranged by David Willcocks
  • **Linden Tree Carol, The (There Stood in Heaven a Linden Tree) , an old German carol, arranged by Reginald Jacques
  • **Lute-Book Lullaby (Sweet was the Song the Virgin Sang) by W. Ballet, arranged by Geoffrey Shaw
  • **No Sad Thought His Soul Affright (from Hodie) by R. Vaughan Williams
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful, 18th Century carol, anonymous, arranged by David Willcocks
  • **O Little One Sweet, an old German carol, harmony by Bach
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem, an English traditional carol, arranged by Vaughan Williams; descant by Thomas Armstrong
  • O Men from the Fields (Unison) by Arnold Cooke
  • Once in Royal David's City by H. J. Gauntlett, harmony by A. H. Mann
  • **Past Three A Clock, traditional, harmony by Charles Wood
  • **Rejoice and Be Merry, an English traditional hymn, arranged by Reginald Jacques
  • **Rocking (Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep), a Czech carol, arranged by David Willcocks
  • See Amid The Winter's Snow, by John Goss, arranged by David Willcocks
  • Shepherds' Farewell, The (Thou Must Leave Thy Lowly Dwelling) (from L'Enfance du Christ) by Berlioz
  • Sussex Carol (On Christmas Night, all Christians Sing), an English traditional carol arranged by David Willcocks
  • **Three Kings, The, by Peter Cornelius, arranged by Ivor Atkins
  • Torches by John Joubert
  • Unto Us Is Born A Son, from Piae Cantiones arranged by David Willcocks
  • **Up! Good Christen Folk, And Listen, from Piae Cantiones, harmony by G. R. Woodward
  • We've Been Awhile A-Wandering, an English traditional carol, arranged by Vaughan Williams
  • **We (I) Wish You A Merry Christmas, a West Country carol, arranged by Arthur Warrell
  • **What Cheer? by William Walton
  • **When Christ Was Born by Reginald Jacques
  • **While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, from Este's Psalter, descant by T. Ravenscroft
  • **While Shepherds Were Watching, by Armstrong Gibbs
  • **Zither Carol (Girls and Boys Leave Your Toys), a Czech carol, arranged by Malcolm Sargent
  • The Nine Lessons (The Congregation, standing, shall be bidden to Prayer in the words contained in this chapter of the book)

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Swannell, A.A.K. Fifty German Folk-Songs With Airs. Published by George. G. Harrap & Co. London, 1948 reprint, paperback, 106 pages. Red cloth cover. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon
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  • Fifty German Folk-Songs With Airs [top]
    By A. A. K. Swannell
    Published by George. G. Harrap & Co. London, 1948 reprint, paperback, 106 pages. Red cloth cover. Not known if this was published with a dustjacket
    Reprinted in 1952 in Great Britain by G. Harrap & Co. London, in hardback (red cloth)

Contents:
I. Deutschland!
1) Deutschland uber alles
2) Ich hab' mich ergeben
3) Andreas Hofer
4) An der Saale Hellem Strande
5) Bald Gras' Ich Am Neckar
6) Lorelei
7) Mein Lieb ist eine Alpnerin
8) Es zogen drei bursche
9) Im Wald und auf der Heide
10) Als wir jungst in Regensburg waren

2. Weihnachtslieder und Lieder fur die Jungen
11) Morgen, Kinder, wird's was geben
12) Der Tannenbaum
13) Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
14) Es ist ein' Ros' Entsprungen
15) Ub' Immer Treu und Redlichkeit
16) Warnung (Fuchs, du hast)
17) Ich bin der Doktor Eisenbart
18) Blaublumelein (Es fiel ein Reif)
19) Schlaf, Herzenssohnchen

3. Der Junge Mann Soll Wandern!
20) Fuchslied (Was kommt dort von der Hoh
21) Ach, das Exmatrikulieren
22) Der Wanderer (Ein Strausschen am Hute)
23) Wenn wir durch die Strassen ziehen
24) Soviel Stern' Am Himmel Stehen
25) Fruhlingbotschaft (Leise zieht durch mein Gemut)
26) Der Mai ist Gekommen
27) Das Wandern
28) Weh, Dass Wir Scheiden Mussen
29) Nun Ade, Du Mein Lieb Heimatland
30) Die Drei Reiter
31) Handwerksburschen Abschied (Es ist ein Harter Schluss)
32) Muss I Denn
33) Schon ist die Jugend

4. Von Der Liebe
34) Bestrafte Untreue (Die Rosen Bluhen im Tale)
35) Zum Letzten Mal
36) Und der Hans Schleicht umher
37) Annchen von Tharau
38) Kommt A Vogerl Geflogen
39) Das Heidenroslein (Sah ein Knab' ein Roslein Stehn)
40) Ach, wie ist's moglich
41) Die Konigskinder
42) Der Lindenbaum
43) Dauernde Liebe
44) Guter Mond
45) Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen
46) Die Lore am Tore

5. Der Soldat
47) Ich Hatt' Einen Kameraden
48) Wenn Mir Marschieren
49) Drei Lilien
50) Immer Langsam Voran


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  • Musicians on Music [top]
    By Ferruccio Bonavia (Editor), 273pp, Routledge & Kegan Paul.
    Sold at 21s (shillings) when first published in 1956 in Great Britain
    Format:Burgundy cloth hardcover, gold lettering on spine.

Review from the time of publication [source unknown-came from clipping inside a copy]
'Ferruccio Bonavia, who was composer and practising musician as well as critic, collected the writings of others on music; his anthology, prepared for publication by Mr. Frank Howes, makes a stimulating companion to the musical traveller or victim of insomnia.
Only one item, Wagner's essay on conducting, is of any great length (and this tells us more about Wagner than about the music, chiefly by Beethoven, which he discusses). For the rest we may range, often and a little at a time, through the animadversions of Chopin and Spohr, Saint-Saens and Busoni, Verdi and Mahler. The selections are pertinently and often uncommonly made. some misspelling of foreign words, and a confusion over Mahler's comments on his own symphonies, arrest the eye: why does Meyerbeer's Étoile du Nord retain an Italian name, when Gounod's Redemption is, in the same quotation, translated? Musicians, whether amateur or professional, can profitably keep this anthology close at hand.'

Contents:
England
France
Germany
Italy
Poland
Russia

England [section top]

Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
Bach's Organ at MuhlHausen
Bach's Violin Style
The Orchestra in 1724

Sir Charles Stanford (1852-1924)
Music in Cathedrals
Why Brahms did not visit England
Verdi's 'Falstaff'

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)[still alive on publication]
Film Music

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
A Visit to Delius

Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1955)
On Mackenzie-Parry-Stanford
Atonalism

Sir George Dyson (1883-1964)[still alive on publication]
Music and Science
Music in an age of machines
The Example of Jenny Lind
Futurism a contradiction in terms
On melody

France [section top]

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
On Bellini's Opera 'Romeo and Juliet'
On Palestrina
How 'La Captive' came to be written
How I became a critic
A critic's life
Impressions of Wagner
The Failure of 'Benvenuto Cellini'
A Children's Festival in St. Paul's
On Style
'Les Troyens'. Letter to Napoleon

Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Art is form
Human voice, the finest instrument
The rewards of opera
German influence
César Franck
Liszt as pianist
Chopin

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
On Nikisch
On Richter
On Weingartner
On Mussorgsky
On Richard Wagner

Vincent D'Indy (1851-1931)
On César Franck

Germany [section top]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Courtship and Marriage

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
His sad life
In love
The Heiligenstadt Testament
On Arrangements
Cabals and Intigues

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
A Mozart Performance in Paris
Paris Ballets
On French Taste
Weber's 'Freischutz and Spohr's 'Jessonda'
Meeting John Field
Beethoven's Quartets Not Appreciated in Leipzig and Berlin
Young Meyerbeer. A Critic
Meeting with Boucher
First visit to England
The Philharmonic Society
The First to Use the Conductor's baton
London Amateurs
Costs of London Concerts
Logier's Teaching
Hummel as Improviser
Friendship with Beethoven
Opinion of Paganini and Ole Bull

Felix Mendelssoh (1809-1847)
Taglioni dancing in 'Robert Le Diable'
The Paris Orchestra
On Competitions
On Berlioz's Symphony
On Chopin
On Auber
Description of Rossini
On Liszt
On Cherubini
Music in Berlin
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
Advice About Publishing

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
On Wagner's 'Tannhauser
On Brahms

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
On conducting
Performance of the Ninth Symphony
Queen Victoria
Parsifal for Bayreuth

Hans Von Bulow (1830-1894)
Conducting opera in Zurich with Wagner
Wagner conducting Mozart
Liszt's Piano Playing
Brahms
Cherubini's 'Requiem'
Rondo Form
Berlioz

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Visit to Robert Schumann in the Endenich Asylum

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
On the right tempo
On Wagner
On Brahms
On his third symphony
On his second symphony
Emotion in words and music
On Programme Music
Theatre Acoustics

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Composition of 'Der Rosenkavalier'
Wagner's autobiography
The first world war

Italy [section top]

Niccolo Paganini
Gossip and legend

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
On Bellini
On Mozart
On Verdi
Rossini Anecdotes
Meeting with Beethoven
Meeting with Wagner

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
How 'Macbeth' should be performed
'Rigoletto' and the Austrian censor
The Paris Opera
Training Young Musicians
The ideal school of music
His memoirs
On Gluck and Handel, Rossini and Bellini
Modern Tendencies
On Berlioz
Answering Bulow
Production of 'Falstaff'
To Ricordi

Arrigo Boito (1842-1918)
The Third Act of 'Falstaff'
On Cantatas
Verdi's Christmas Eve

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
A student in Milan
A man of the theatre

Ferrucio Busoni (1866-1924)
On Sarasate
Playing and composing
Vienna today
Serious comedy
Orchestral players

Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968) [still alive on publication]
Mauric Ravel

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947)
Claude Debussy

Poland [section top]

Frédéric Francois Chopin (1810-1849)
On Kalbrenner
'Robert le Diable' at the Opera
How to be famous in Paris
On Liszt
Jenny Lind in London
The Tallest Chimney in Manchester
In Scotland
In London

Russia [section top]

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
On Wagner's 'Ring'
Brahms
Beethoven
Glinka
The First Bayreuth Festival

Nicholai Andreievich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
On Balakireff as teacher
Berlioz's conducting
Mussorgsky
'Bureaucratic' Fits
Opinion of Muscagni and Leoncavallo
Tchaikovsky's last symphony and death

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