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Christmas by voicing: TTBB

Dear Listers,
Thanks to all of you who sent suggestions for TTB/TTBB Holiday Music.
Following is a compilation of responses. Thanks again to all who responded!
(Please pardon duplicate listings.)

Bill McIntosh
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA

1) Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel French, 15th century
arr. James Engel
2)O Virgo Splendens Anonymous
Spanish, 14th century
3) A Virgin Most Pure–A Virgin Unspotted Traditional

4) Pater Noster Franz Biebl (b. 1906)

5) Ave Maria Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611)

6) O Magnum Mysterium Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500 - 1553)

7)Verbum Caro Factum Est Randall Giles (b. 1950)

8) Jubilate Deo Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1555 - 1612)

9)Betelehemu arr. Wendell Whalum

10) In the bleak mid-winter Gustav Holst arr. Leslie Woodgate

11)Good King Wenceslas arr. Ken Rubin

12)Wassail Song arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams and Herbert
W. Pierce

13) Coventry Carol arr. Norman Gilbert

14) Deck the Halls arr. James McKelvy and David Bohn

15) I Wonder as I Wander arr. John Jacob Niles and Lewis Henry

16)March of the Kings arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw

17) A Christmas Garland Alfred S. Burt
All on a Christmas Morning transcribed by Hawley Ades
Star Carol
What are the Signs?
Some Children See Him
O Hearken Ye

18) Carols and Lullabies from the American Southwest Conrad Susa

19)Little Innocent Lamb Marshall Bartholomew

20) Allunde' Alluya Arr. Salli Terri

21) What Child is This? Arr. Howard Helvy

22) Sing We Now of Christmas Arr. Howard Helvy

23) Whisper! Whisper! Arr. Jay Althouse published by Alfred

24) Go Tell It ON the Mountain Arr. Marvin Curtis

25) Beatus Vir Orlando Di Lasso

26) Noel, Noel Geavert/Arr. Chas. Greyson

27) Wondrous Love Arr. Christiansen

28) Glory Hallelu! Don Besig

29) Veni Jesu Cherubini/March

30) Still, Still, Still Rodgers

31) Masters in this Hall Chartres/Burger

32) Bashanda Haba'ah Hirsh/Leavitt

33) Rise Up O Men of God 11-1535 Augsburg

34) Praise We Sing to Thee Haydn/Luvass 2505 Kjos

35) Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening : Randall Thompson

36) Go Tell it on the Mountain arr. JW Work; Presser

37) The Little Drummer Boy (arr. Simeone; piano acc), Shawnee;

38) Three Carols for Men's Voices (TBB), Halsey Stevens\

39) O regem coeli Victoria

40) As With Gladness Men of Old arr. R. Shaw

41) Christmas Song arr. Gustav Holst/G.Shrimer

42) Collections of Carol's for men Ditson, Oliver

43) Fifteen Christmas Carols arr/ Harold Geer, ECS 1976

44) Gloria in Excelsis Vivaldi's Gloria TTBB,

45) Glory Manger/bari solo/x-mas spiritual jon washburn

46) Little Drummer Boy arr. Roy Ringwald

47)Mary Had A Baby arr. Wendell Whalum, TTBB

48) Masters In This Hall arr. James McKelvy TB

49)Medieval Gloria Vijay Singh/CPP/Belwin

50) Nine Carols for Male Voices arr. R. Waughan Williams

51) Noel, Noel Stametz/ Alliance Music
52) O Tannenbaum arr. R. Shaw

53) Old & New Christmas Carols arr. Gladys Pircher, G.Schirmer

54) Psallite arr. John Leavitt/CPP

55) Sing We Now Of Christmas arr. David York, earthsongs

56) Still, Still, Still - Austrian Carol Bach/Arr. Norman

57) Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening R. Thompson (Frostiana)

58) Soldiers Hallelujah Vijay Singh

59) Zion Hears The watchmen Singing /men's duet Buxtehude

60)Bach's "Air" / Still, Still, Still / O Holy Night Alfred Pub.

61) I Believe / Ave Maria - Bach - Gounod - - arr. Beard/Tucker

62) O Holy Night / Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Daybreak Music -
Hal Leonard Corp.
*Sheep May Safely Graze / The First Noel Alfred Pub. Chapel
*The First Noel / Pachelbel's Canon Alfred Pub Choral

Come To Us Now, Emmanuel / Still, Still, Still Alfred
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Mendelssohn / Gloria by Vivaldi Alfred
Masters In This Hall / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Patapan/We 3 Kings of Orient Are (it's called Patapan, Noel) Alfred
While Shepherds Watched (The Echo Song) /Joy To The World Alfred Pub.

63) While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks/Sheep May Safely Graze Arr.
Keith Christopher

64) O Magnum Mysterium Jacob Handl

65) Magnificat John Taverner

66) Ante luciferum genitus Jacob Handl

67) Sir Christemus??? Carl Zytowski (set of three, I think?

68) The Yale Glee Club Book, published by Schirmer (E.C. Schirmer if not G.
Schirmer) has a lot a men's chorus stuff, some appropriate for the holiday

69) Well, there's a Swedish collection by G"ote Widlund, published by
Carl Gehrmans (CG-6125), most of which are familiar tunes to which
you could use the English if you weren't prepared to tackle the

70) If you have the time, get in touch with Danny Ray in Dallas. He is the
arranger for the Turtle Creek Chorale. His email address is
ComposerTx(a) I just bought some arrangements from him which he
revoiced for my SATB choir. If you have heard any of the CD's from the
Turtle Creek Chorale, you have a sense of his work.

71) Bill, the St. Olaf xmas CD's are full of men's choral arrangements.

Try their website.

72) Bill, sometimes SSA music can be used as a TTB song. I did it twice
with my men's chorus. You just have guys sings it in there octave.
There is a TTBB arr. of Carol of the Bells,. but you can use the SSA
arr. with a men's group also. You might take a second look at SSA and
see if ranges and text would be appropriate.
Susan Hinrichs
Amarillo, TX

73) Ave Maria, Victoria, Schirmer Music

74)Gesu Bambino, Yon, Fisher & Bro, Belwin Inc

75) Sanctus, Schubert, Plymouth Music

76) Serenade (standchen op135), Schubert, Mercury, (trust me it can be

done ttbb)
77) Still, Still, Still, Luboff, Walton Music

78)While by my Sheep, Jungst, Plymouth Music

79) Regina Coeli, arr. Vene, Belwin Mills

80) Venite Adoremus, Spevacek

81) Good King Kong, PDQ Bach

82) Gloria, Somers

83)Coventry Carol, arr. Rutter

84)As Joseph Went Walking, arr. Rutter

85) Mummer's Carol, arr. Rutter

86) Lo How a Rose, Praetorius

87)12 Days after Christmas, Silver

88) Cantique de Jean Racine, Faure

89) Carol of the Bells, Wilbousky

90) The Glory Manger, Washburn

91) Adoremius te Christus, Palestrina

92)God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, arr. Willan

93)Halleluja Chorus, Beethoven

94)Do you Hear What I Hear?, Simeone

95)Sing Noel, Petker

96)What Child is This?, arr. Helvey

97)I saw Three Ships, arr. Riese

98)Sing We Now of Christmas, arr. Helvey

99)Christmas Glory!, arr. Helvey

100)Wassail, Wassail, Vaughan Williams

101)Go Tell it on the Mourain, arr. Helvey

102)Alleluia, Amen (from Jusad Maccabaeus), Handel, arr. Davison

103)Be Thou My Vision, arr. Hunter,

104)Who is that in Yonder Star?, Young

105)Jubilate deo, Koscar

106)Ave Maria, Bruckner

107)Gloucestershire Wassail, arr. Luboff

108)Masters in this Hall Arr. Burger CPP/Belwin

109) Round and Round the Dreydl David Eddleman Kjos

110) Fum, Fum, Fum Arr. Conrad Susa

111) Go Tell it On the Mountain Arr. Harry Simeone

112) Sing We Now of Christmas Arr. David York earthsongs

113) Bring a Torch Arr. David York earthsongs

114) The Holly and the Ivy Arr. David York earthsongs

115) Salvation is Created Pavel Tschesnokov

116) Lo How a Rose Arr. Hugo Distler

117) Wassail Song R.Vaughan Williams Galaxy/ECS

118) The First Noel/Pachelbel's Canon Arr. M. Clawson Alfred

119) Gesu Bambino Pietro Yon CPP/Belwin

120) O Filii et Filiae Volckmar Leisring

121) Song of Peace Vincent Persischetti

122) Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones Arr. A.T. Davison

123) Still, Still, Still Arr. Dale Grotehuis

124) Hodie Gordon Lamb

125)Davis, Katherine
Carol of the Drum

126)Isele, David, arr.
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
O come, O Come Emmanuel
Jingle Bells
Silver Bells

127) Jungst
Christmas Hymn

128) Kountz/Baldwin
The Sleigh ( A la Russe)

129) Niles, John Jacob
I Wonder as I Wander

130) Pedtke, Daniel, arr.
Here We Come A-Caroling
I Heard the Bells
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

131) Praetorius/Stam
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

132) Regney and Shayne/Simeone
Do You Hear What I Hear?

133) Shaw, Martin/Stam
The Holly and the Ivy

134) Stevens, Halsey
Four Carols
All This Night Shrill Chanticleer
What Sweeter Music
As I Out Rode This Enderes Night
A Virgin Most Pure

135) Might we suggest you look on our web site at to
view the following two publications which may "fit your bill". The two are:

"The Glory Manger" - Jon Washburn
"Yule-tide Fires" - Diane Loomer

Jaymar Music Limited
Main Web Site:
New Choral Issues Site:
E-mail: music(a)
per: Peter J. Martin, President

136)Gloria In Excelsis from "Gloria" TTBB Vivaldi-Martens Walton W9000

137) Silent Night TTBB w/Tenor solo line arr. Luboff Walton W1017

138) You need to call Yelton-Rhodes Music and talk with Roger Bourland about
his collection of TTBB holiday music. He has some excellent choices. I can
highly recommend *anything* by Dean X Johnson or Larry Moore. Yelton-Rhodes
is located in Los Angeles, phone 1-888-497-6874. You can peruse their entire
catalog on-line. I think the address is:

139) Little Lamb (TTBB a cappella) - Joel Phillips #HL50483324 (G. Schirmer
ED 4063)

140) Lo, how a Rose e'er bloomimg (TTBB a cappella) - Praetorius (English - 2
verses) #HL50293430 (G. Schirmer 1542)

141)In the Bleak Midwinter (TBB keyboard) - Rossetti/ setting Victor Cohen
Johnson Sacred Music Press #10/1947S

142) I Saw Three Ships (TTBB) -- arr. Mark Riese, ECS Pub., No. 4392

143) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (TTBB) -- arr. Mark Riese, ECS Pub., No.
4060 (again, tough)
144) What Child is This? (TTBB) -- arr. Mark Riese, ECS Pub., No. 4394
(gorgeous harmony and not as difficult as the two listed above)
145) Sing We Now of Christmas (TTBB with cello and guitar) -- arr. David York
and Bryan Johanson, Earthsongs Pub. (the favorite with my men at the moment
and my favorite from the set of three)

146) Three Hanukkah Songs (TTBB) -- arr. Charles Baker, Yelton Rhodes pub.,
no. YR2600v1 (challenge lies in learning the Hebrew and Yiddish)
147)Masters In This Hall (TBB, a cappella) -- arr. Dave Burger, Columbia
Pictures Pub., no. SV8221 (unfortunately this simple and lovely piece may be
out of print

148)Child of God Crocker HLeonard Pub TTB

149) In the Bleak MidWinter V Johnson Lorenz TTB

150) Tollite Hostias Saint-Saens/Mulder BriLee TTB

151) Gloucestershire Wassail - pub. Lawson Gould #52412

152) Rejoice and Sing - Fred Bock #BG2144

153) Coventry carol - Oxford #85.002

154)Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Carl fischer CM2194

155) Mary Had A Baby - Tuskegee - T119

156) Jesus, Jesus, Rest your head - Music 70 - M70-668

157) Silent Night - Morning Star- MSM-50-1014

158) Four Carols - Halsey Stevens - Peer International

159) Three Early Christmas Carols - Arr. Robert Powell

160) Mary Did You Know - Fred Bock