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CAROLS - Young or Female voices
2,000 Years - Alun Cook
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Originally intended for young voices, but it does adapt well to having adult voices, especially joining in the verse (bar 19). The choir 2 part (3rd time bar) is optional but desirable. Whether you are religious or not, there is a point being made.

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PDF icon PDF icon Easy 4m 43s
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Bethlehem Ride - Alun Cook
2 Part SA Choir with Trombone obbligato (or Euphonium/Cello) with piano accompaniment
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A Christmas Carol for 2 part Soprano/Treble/Alto voices with piano accompaniment and featuring an obbligato part which is intended for Trombone but would equally suit a Euphonium or Cello. This is an original carol but, as you will hear, the instrumental line has a familiar counter melody. The score is free (just download the PDF) and if you would like the convenience of a separate choir score and a more manageable piano copy, you may purchase them here along with the instrumental parts (including Bb Treble Clef)

There is also a version with Brass Quintet accompaniment (see below) which may be sung SATB, SA or just the melody line.

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PDF icon PDF icon PDF icon Moderate 4m 08s
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O, The Holly and the Ivy - Music by Alun Cook - Words Traditional
2 Part Choir (SS, SA or just S) with optional Solo Flute and piano accompaniment
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A new melody to the traditional words of The Holly and the Ivy. Written for 2 part Soprano/Treble/Alto voices with piano accompaniment and featuring an optional solo flute part. Ideally it should be performed with the Solo Flute, but it has been carefully written so that it can be performed without, and it can well be performed by just the single soprano line, rather than in harmony.

The score is free (just download the PDF) and if you would like the convenience of a separate choir score, the solo flute part and a more manageable piano copy, you may purchase them here.

There is also a chamber version for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano available.

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3m 46s
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The New Religion (a shopper's carol) - Alun Cook
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There's nothing like a religious festival to bring out the profane. A Carol for the frustrated shopper? The words may be changed to suit local shops or individual aunts? New Religion? It seems to be!

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PDF icon Easy/Moderate 2m 38s
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A Christmas Message - (for young voices) - Alun Cook
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Written for a Carol Festival in 1995 where it was performed by combined choirs from five local primary schools with accompaniment from the West Kent Youth Wind Band. The choir may split into 3 parts in the verses and these are not difficult to get together. The chorus is in harmony (mostly 2 part) but may be sung in unison if the harmonies prove too challenging.

A new version for SATB choir is available below and, for a more ambitious performance, accompaniments for Brass Quintet, mixed Wind/Brass quintet, Wind Band or Orchestra may be purchased.

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PDF icon Moderate 4m 10s
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CAROLS - SATB Choir TOP
Bethlehem Ride - Alun Cook
SATB Choir with piano accompaniment
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A Christmas Carol for SATB choir with piano accompaniment. This is an original carol but, as you will hear, has a familiar counter melody sung by the male voices. The score is free (download the PDF) and if you would like the convenience of a separate choir score and a more manageable piano copy, you may purchase them here.

There is also a version with Brass Quintet accompaniment (see below) which allows for a smaller choir, (SA or just the melody line). The carol is also included in a brass quintet medley of carols called "Belles at Christmas".

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PDF icon PDF icon PDF icon Moderate 4m 08s
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Come and Hear the Christmas Story - Alun Cook
SATB Choir with Piano accompaniment
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An original Christmas Carol for SATB choir with piano accompaniment. The score is free (download the PDF) and if you would like the convenience of a separate choir score and a more manageable piano copy, you may purchase them here. There will be a brass quintet accompaniment available soon and the carol is included in a brass quintet medley of carols called "Belles at Christmas".

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Blake's Cradle Song - Sweet Dreams - Music - Alun Cook, Words - William Blake
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A Christmas Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir, requiring great flexibility and sensitivity. A simple poem but full of mystery and expectation, and crying out to be sung. Its simplicity and rhyming pattern might lead to a very regular rhythm but I have chosen a different route where the words direct the music in free fashion.

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PDF icon Moderate 3m 37s
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A Christmas Message - (for SATB Choir) - Alun Cook
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Originally written for a Carol Festival in 1995 where it was performed by combined choirs from five local primary schools, I have now re-written it for SATB Choir. For a more ambitious performance, accompaniments for Brass Quintet, mixed Wind/Brass quintet, Wind Band or Orchestra may be purchased.

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PDF icon Moderate 4m 10s
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CAROLS - for Soprano, Clarinet & Piano TOP
Christmas Bells - Music by Alun Cook - Words by Longfellow
Trio for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano (written for the Millfield Trio)
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The American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, wrote this poem in 1863 at the age of 56, and the seemingly cheerful festive title masks a much darker poem. With the American civil war in full spate and his eldest son fighting the nature of this carol is hardly celebratory although, if we believe the final verse, Longfellow's faith seems to remain intact.

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PDF icon Moderate 3m 33s
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O, The Holly and the Ivy - Music by Alun Cook - Words Traditional
Trio for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano (written for the Millfield Trio)
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Written for the combination famously used by Schubert in "Shepherd on the Rock", this new setting of the Holly and the Ivy is mostly light in character, gives opportunities for showing off and is full of the Christmas spirit.

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PDF icon Moderate 3m 46s
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Blake's Cradle Song - Sweet Dreams - Music by Alun Cook - Words by William Blake
Trio for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano (written for the Millfield Trio)
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A Christmas Lullaby for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano. William Blake's poem is full of mystery and expectation. Its simplicity and rhyming pattern might lead to a very regular rhythm but I have chosen a different route where the words direct the music in free fashion. Do not be afraid to be flexible with the tempo.

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PDF icon Moderate 4m 09s
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Also available for SATB unaccompanied choir, and for Brass Quintet.

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CAROLS - Instrumental Accompaniments TOP
Bethlehem Ride - Alun Cook
SATB or smaller choir with Brass Quintet accompaniment
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This original Christmas Carol with brass quintet accompaniment is for SATB choir but can also be sung by much smaller forces. (SA or even just the melody line). The carol incorporates a familiar counter-melody sung by the male voices (or covered by the brass). The score is free and choir and instrumental parts are for sale here. There are also other versions available with piano accompaniment and with a Trombone obbligato part (see above).

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PDF icon PDF icon Moderate 4m 11s
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Come and Hear the Christmas Story - Alun Cook
SATB choir with Brass Quintet accompaniment
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An original Christmas Carol for SATB choir with brass quintet accompaniment. The score is free and choir and instrumental parts are for sale here. The carol is also available with piano accompaniment (see above) and an instrumental version can be heard in a brass quintet medley of carols called "Belles at Christmas".

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PDF icon PDF icon Moderate 4m 16s
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A Christmas Message - (Brass Quintet accompaniment) - Alun Cook
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This is an instrumental accompaniment for the carol "A Christmas Message" for 3 part choir. The original carol is available FREE (for young voices or SATB choir with piano accompaniment) and this Brass Quintet accompaniment may be purchased through the links on this site. There are also accompaniments available for Orchestra, Wind Band and mixed wind/brass quintet.

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PDF icon Moderate 4m 10s
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A Christmas Message - (Mixed Wind/Brass Quintet accompaniment) - Alun Cook
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This is an instrumental accompaniment for the carol "A Christmas Message" for 3 part choir. The Carol is available FREE elsewhere on this site. This accompaniment is for a mixed quintet with some alternative parts as follows: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone (or Clarinet), Trumpet (or Alto Sax), and Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet). Orchestral and Wind Band and Brass Quintet accompaniments are also available.

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PDF icon Moderate 4m 10s
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A Christmas Message - (Wind Band accompaniment) - Alun Cook
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This is the Wind Band accompaniment for the carol listed above. It has been written assuming the use of a fairly large choir (and a subtle band) to achieve a good balance. The original carol is available FREE (for young voices or SATB choir with piano accompaniment) and this Wind Band accompaniment may be purchased through the links on this site. There are also accompaniments available for Orchestra, Brass Quintet and mixed wind/brass quintet.

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PDF icon Moderate 4m 09s
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A Christmas Message - (Orchestral accompaniment) - Alun Cook
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This is the orchestral accompaniment for the carol listed above. It has been written assuming the use of a fairly large choir (or a very good and subtle orchestra) to achieve a good balance. The original carol is available FREE (for young voices or SATB choir with piano accompaniment) and this orchestral accompaniment may be purchased through the links on this site. There are also accompaniments available for Wind Band, Brass Quintet and mixed wind/brass quintet.

Score sample Difficulty Time Order
PDF icon Moderate 4m 09s
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