The English carol.

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Author / Creator:Routley, Erik.
Imprint:London, H. Jenkins [1958]
Description:272 pages illustrations 22 cm
Subject:Carols -- History and criticism.
Hymns, English -- History and criticism.
Hymns, English.
Ballades anglaises -- Histoire et critique.
Hymnes anglais -- Histoire et critique.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Table of Contents:
  • Part one : The singing ages
  • The medieval manuscript carols. What is a carol? ; The form of the medieval manuscript carol ; Carols on secular subjects ; A general vew of Greene
  • The ballad carol. Carol and folk-song ; The noel ; The ballad ; The words of the ballad-carols ; Carols of the nativity ; Legendary carols ; The cherry tree ; The holy well ; The carnal and the crane ; Dives and Lazarus ; The angel Gabriel ; Lullaby carols ; Down in yon forest ; Carols of redemption and other doctrines ; Wassail ; Holly and ivy ; Number carols ; My dancing day
  • The music of the ballad carols. Sources of folk-music ; Gilbert and Sandys ; The later folk-song movement ; Folk-song and geography ; Community of tunes ; God rest you merry ; A virgin most pure ; The first Nowell ; Other ballad tunes ; Furry ; Greensleeves
  • Part Two : The great controversy
  • The medieval genius for play. The procession ; Drama ; The lord of misrule ; The boy bishop ; The church's year
  • The wrath of the puritans. The puritan view ; Status pupillaris ; Puritan enactments ; Carols of the puritan period, 1550-1650 ; Motet carols ; Late ballads ; The poets : William Dunbar, Southwell and contemporaries, Herrick and contemporaries
  • Christmas hymns. Hymns and carols ; Hymns and liturgy ; Hymns as the folk-song of evangelism ; Hymns as an eighteenth-century literary form ; Adeste fideles ; "Hark the herald" ; "Christians, awake" ; "While shepherd watched" ; Christmas hymns of the nineteenth century
  • Part three : The return of the carol
  • The ninteenth century. Music and the industrial revolution ; The Oxford movement ; Bramley & Stainer ; Carols for use in church (Chope) ; Other carols and carol books
  • Carols from other countries. Piae Cantiones (1582) ; Germany and Austria ; Poland ; Czechoslovakia ; Holland ; France and the Basque country ; Other European countries ; The British Isles ; America
  • Carols today. Modern carols ; Carol singing and carol services ; Where are the carols now?
  • Appendix I : The festival of nine lessons and carols
  • Appendix II : A service of lessons and music for the season of Lent.