Wexford Carols
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Wexford Carols by Diarmuid O Muirithe

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Published by Dolmen Press .
Written in English


  • Musical scores, lyrics & libretti,
  • Vocal music,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Music,
  • Ethnic,
  • Songbooks - Folk/Ethnic,
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Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8266056M
ISBN 100851053769
ISBN 109780851053769

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  The Wexford Carol is a beloved traditional Irish Christmas carol. It is also known as "The Enniscorthy Carol", as it was originally collected by a folklorist named Grattan Flood in Enniscorthy, a town in Ireland's County Wexford, as well as "Carul Loch Garman" (the Irish translation of . that it was discovered by Dr. Grattan Flood who lived in County Wexford, Ireland. According to the Oxford Book of Carols, verses 1, 2, 4, & 5 are from Shawcross's Old Castleton Christmas Carols (). The first verse is also recorded by R. Vaughan Williams, Eight Traditional English Carols, No. 7.   The Wexford Carol has often been associated too with Bishop Luke Waddings of Ferns and his collection of Carols, The Kilmore Carols first published in , long before Dr. Grattan Flood’s translation.   Edited by Percy Dearmer, R. Vaughan Williams, and Martin Shaw The Oxford Book of Carols. Vocal score. Forces or Category: Various forces. A firm favourite with choirs for many years, this is a classic collection of traditional carols.

He first came across the carol when he heard it being sung by a local singer in Wexford in the 19th century. He started to perform it at Christmas services in the cathedral and it was later published in the Oxford Book of Carols. It soon became a standard in carol books across the world. Here the Wexford Carol is performed by Clare College. The Oxford Book of Carols is a collection of vocal scores of Christmas carols and carols of other seasons. It was first published in by Oxford University Press and was edited by Percy Dearmer, Martin Shaw and Ralph Vaughan became a widely used source of carols among choirs and church congregations in Britain.   Other songs in this book: The First Noel Deck The Halls See Amid The Winter Snow Hark The Herald Angels Sing In The Bleak Midwinter O Come All Ye Faithful The Huron Carol O Come O Come Emmanuel Away In A Manger The Wassail Song I Saw Three Ships O Little Town Of Bethlehem The Wexford Carol O Christmas Tree Auld Lang Syne Ding Dong Merrily On. The song achieved a new popularity because of the work of William Grattan Flood ( - ), who was organist and musical director at St. Aidan's Cathedral in Enniscorthy. He transcribed the carol from a local singer, and had it published in the Oxford Book of Carols, putting Enniscorthy into most carol books around the world.

  Wexford Carol: Vocal score Paperback – December 3, by John Rutter (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Sheet music "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback $Author: John Rutter. Product Description Following the November release of The Wexford Carols, an unprecedented collection of historic Irish Christmas music, critical praise has been pouring in from both sides of the Atlantic. Read on for what journalists, presenters and critics are saying about this landmark recording/5(49). Source: The Oxford Book of Carols, compiled and edited by Percy Dearmer, R. Vaughan Williams, Martin Shaw. London: Oxford University Press, "Wexford Carol" is one of the oldest carols in traditional European style, dating from the 12th century. The tradition of carol singing in County Wexford dates from the seventeenth century and continues as a living tradition today. The repertoire derives from a little book of songs published by Luke Wadding in Ghent in and from a manuscript collect Read more.