Seasonal

Hesketh's carols have been championed by such conductors as Ian Tracey (Chorus Master of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic chorus), Simon Halsey (Chorus Master of the City of Birmingham Symphony chorus), as well as notable figures in the Choral profession such as Brian Kay, David Wordsworth and David Hill.

"Christmas Tree Carol for SATB... is an excellent carol by Kenneth Hesketh (Novello). He sets some rather unpromising words by P. Cornelius and transforms them with his imaginative artistry. The piece is written in sonorous style - I can guess the orchestral version is exciting - and is mostly exuberant, but with some gentle moments too, making it a quite substantial piece."
Organists' Review

"I much enjoyed looking at these pieces which possess vitality and 'popular' appeal without being vulgar or sentimental..."
Stephen Cleobury, Director of Music, King’s College Cambridge


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NB. All carols marked * are available in an orchestral version.

A little child there is y-born (Schott) *
Score: A little child there is y-born

Of a rose sing we (Schott) *
Score: Of a rose sing we

Angels we have heard on high (Novello) *
Score: Angels we have heard on high

First Nowell (Novello) *
Score: First Nowell

Gallery Carol (Novello) *
Score: Gallery Carol

The Holly and the Ivy (Novello) *
Score: The Holly and the Ivy

I Sing of a Maiden (Schott)
Score: I Sing of a Maiden

In Dulci Jubilo (Novello) *
Score:In Dulci Jubilo
Messenger Carol (Novello) *
Score: Messenger Carol

Sleep Holy Babe (Novello) *
Score: Sleep Holy Babe

Now Well May we Merthis Make (Novello) *
Score: Now Well May we Merthis Make

Once in Royal David's City (Novello) *
Score: Once in Royal David's City

O come all ye faithful (Novello) *
Score: O come all ye faithful

Hark, the herald angels sing (Novello) *
Score: Hark, the herald angels sing

Nowell, sing we both all and sum (Cadenza Music)
Score: Nowell, sing we both all and sum