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Christmas Carols New and Old

By Henry Ramsden Bramley (ed.); John Stainer (ed.)

c.1900

Novello and Company Limited : London

7.5" by 5"

184pp. [2pp publishers ads]

 

 

 

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A charming copy of 'Christmas Carols New and Old', with the words edited by the Rev. Henry Ramsden Bramley and the music edited by Sir John Stainer.

John Strainer was an English composer and organist who greatly influenced the standards for Anglican church music in the late nineteenth century. Stainer's output of sacred music was not only extensive but very popular within his lifetime, and he is best known for his oratorio 'The Crucifixion' (1887) which is one of the few pieces composed by Stainer that is performed today. Moreover, through the publication of this text, 'Christmas Carols New and Old', Stainer and Bramley helped to revitalize the 'Christmas Carol', with arrangements of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", "Good King Wenceslas", "The First Nowell", and "I Saw Three Ships", among others that became the standard versions of the carols to this very day. Bound in decorative green cloth, with gilt and black stamped embellishment to the boards and gilded page edges. Featuring two pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear of the text. Undated, dated approximately using Copac.

CONDITION

In a green cloth binding. Externally, very smart. Slightly bumped and rubbed to extremities and head and tail of spine, resulting in small loss of cloth to tail of spine. Slightly rubbed to rear joint. Offsetting to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean throughout, with the odd spot only to the first and last few pages. Pages age toned to edges. Offsetting to page 71, not affecting the text.

Overall Condition: Near Fine

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