by Randol Alan Bass
Songs begin at about:
2:35 (Il est ne),
5:40 (Men) and 6:35 (Women) (Veni, Veni Emmanuel),
9:00 (The Holly and the Ivy),
11:15 (God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen),
12:45 (We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
About the practice recordings below
On these recordings the choir sounds like a grand piano. The featured voice is a
bassoon or a horn, and it is a little louder than the other voices.
These are a bit loud. Turn down the sound, then adjust it to a comfortable volume.
Gloucester Wassail Carol
Begins at measure 46, page 4. After measure 90, there is a short silence.
(Orchestra will play measures 91 – 108.) This recording resumes at measure 109.
Il Est Né, le Divin Enfant
Begins at measure 167, top of page 13. Pitch is for altos and then for sopranos.
The challenging harmony begins at measure 183. That is at 1:04 on the recordings.
Tenor (entrance at 0:19)
Bass (entrance at 0:19)
HELP WITH THE FRENCH PRONUNCIATION
Veni, Veni Emmanuel
Begins at measure 240, bottom of page 18.
Crunchy harmony (page 22) begins at 1:30.
Soprano (entrance at 0:45)
Alto (entrance at 0:45)
The Holly and the Ivy
Begins at measure 323, bottom of page 24. Modern harmony begins at 0:58.
Soprano (entrance at 0:27)
Bass (entrance at 0:40)
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
Begins at measure 391, top of page 30. Modern harmony at 1:15 (page 34).
Soprano (Entrance at 0:30)
Alto (Entrance at 0:30)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Begins at measure 477, bottom of page 37. There is an orchestral interlude at measure 501.
It is 15 measures long, and sounds like a harp on this recording.