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Awake to Joy, Volume 2

Item Number: SB1210


Major singers and singing leaders have hailed the first volume as “invaluable” (Tony Barrand), “classic” (Peter Amidon), and “amazing” (Nick Page). Now the second volume of Nym Cooke’s Awake to Joy!Carols and Part-Songs for the Shortest Days and Longest Nights, is here, containing 40 pieces from African-American, Celtic Breton, early American, Renaissance German, Danish, rural English, French, contemporary New England, Jewish, and other sources and traditions. Composers range from the ever-active “Anonymous” to Clemens non Papa and Johannes Brahms, as well as dynamic recent arrangements by Peter Amidon, John Ross, and others, including fourteen by the compiler. Singing parties, church choirs, and choruses both amateur and professional will find many delights here.

Index of Titles
(various composers and arrangers)

The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
Arise and Hail the Joyful Day
Carol for New Year’s Day
Chanuka, oy Chanuka
Children, Go Where I Send Thee
Le Christ est né
A Christmas Carol
Christmas Night
Christum wir sollen loben schon
De englische Gruss
From the Highest Heav’ns at Midnight
Go, Tell It On the Mountain
How Can This Be?
Hymn for Christmas Day
In Excelsis Gloria
Ein Kindlein ist uns heut geborn
Macht hoch die Tür, die Tor macht weit
New Harmony
Nous étions trois bergerettes
O Mary
Poor Little Jesus
Shepherds, Arise
Sister Mary Had-a But One Child
Le sommeil de l’enfant Jésus
The Star of Bethlehem
Taladh Chriosta
This Longest Night
Wassail Song
What Has Happened in Heav’n?
Wie schön singt uns der Engel Schar
Wondrous Miracle!