A firm favourite with choirs for many years, this is a classic collection of traditional carols. Width its breadth of material, notes on sources, extended introduction and indexes, it is indispensable both as a choral colleciton and as a standard reference book.
Vaughan Williams has come to be regarded as one of the finest British composers of the 20th century. He has a particularly wide-ranging catalogue of works, including choral works, symphonies, concerti, and opera. His searching and visionary imagination, combined with a flexibility in writing for all levels of music-making, has meant that his music is as popular today as it ever has been.