Handwashers’ Newsletter 20th December 2020

The Nativity by Federico Barrocci (1533-1612)

 We wish our Members and Friends a

HAPPY AND HEALTHY CHRISTMAS

AND A MUCH HAPPIER NEW YEAR

YOUR FAVOURITE CAROLS

A big ‘thank you’ to Aideen, Alison, Andy, Catherine, Carleton, Dorothy, Gill, Jane, Lesley, Pat, Sue, Valerie and Vic who responded to our request for your favourite carols including some multiple choices.

You will find recordings of your carols at the links given. For those marked (S) the synchronised music score is shown. Where they are in ‘Carols for Choirs’ (Green, Orange or Blue books) we’ve given the page numbers. Do enjoy them and perhaps sing a-long:

 Let’s start in traditional manner with:

O Come all Ye Faithful (Aideen loves the descant!) (GB88) from a certain Abbey:

https://youtu.be/Ud_SOUTovNM?t=88

In the Bleak Midwinter; the Holst setting (BB93) (S):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BNKmVmfdAo

or you may prefer the Harold Darke setting (S):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3FwwnLvELw

A Spotless Rose (S):

https://youtu.be/uzHIo4c3ukM

Gabriel’s Message   (BB170) (S)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Rv-J46gvM

Ding Dong Merrily on High (GB28):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-47zCXSynSY

O Holy Night (Katie Etherington sang it at our 2013 Christmas Concert):

O Holy Night – Carols from King’s 2017 – YouTube

See Amid the Winter Snow (GB103) (S):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0akXeYaHAc4

A Maiden Most Gentle (music score here)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UuvAHjQYKk

The Shepherd’s Farewell (GB142):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_pyk3wmHGw

What Sweeter Music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yckjpO1vvnE

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uz2KTOsuAQ

Three Kings, by Peter Cornelius (GB136) (S)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVQJy6SN3ts

Coventry Carol (GB83) (S)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jIYyPOoEc8

Sussex Carol (GB96) (S)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENnl_I1ubQo

Adam lay YBounden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azSVHUBHQYY

Good King Wenceslas (GB34) (with words)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQVUMG6LZGM&list=RDSQVUMG6LZGM&start_radio=1

AND FINALLY . . . 

Here’s a carol from Jane, even more seasonal than usual and you know the tune: Covid Carol

and look what happened at Jilly and David South’s Christmas Eve party last year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycviJ-421Z8

BY ALL MEANS FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO COME TO OUR CONCERTS