Please join in the celebration

Learn and sing this carol at the top of your voice.
You can download everything needed for free - the score, the accompaniment and the words so fill your house, church or school with fun and joy.

Anyone and everyone who wants to be a part, join in the singing and help spread the universal message please contact your local choirs - the chances are that some will know about this carol and perhaps just be starting rehearsals so to add it to their Christmas repertoires.
Like many, I am saddened with the commerciality that floods Christmas. It tends to overshadow the real meaning and why we celebrate this wonderful day.

Breaking NEWS....

It's Christmas Carol Karaoke time.
After the turkey, Christmas pudding and crackers join in and sing a new, fun Christmas carol round your dinner table with all the family using your smart phone, tablet or computer.

A karaoke version of the carol is now available on YouTube. Simply click here or on the thumbnail to the right to go directly to the YouTube page.

Have fun and joyous singing.

Video of full choir sung version now available on YouTube. Follow the links below to view the video.

An interview with Emily Jeffery on BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey on Sunday the 10th November. Click here to listen.

The revised 2014 SATB score added in portrait and landscape formats - truly an arrangement for everyone.
Follow the link below to download the PDFs.

2 part score for schools and young choristers now available. Follow the link below to download the PDF

Below are all the musical links. Simply click on the link and save to your computer.

Note to all Musical Directors and Choir Leaders.
As long as the melody and message remain intact please feel free to make any minor adjustments to word phrasing you think will help your group.
This is a carol for everyone.

Full choir sung version - voices only
Full choir sung version - with piano
Download the video of the full choir sung version
(for those users who do not have access to YouTube)
Free MP3 audio track download for your computer
CD and broadcast quality WAV file
(26MB WAV file)
The revised SATB score (choir and conductor) 
16 page PDF in portrait format
The revised SATB score (choir only)
14 page PDF in landscape format
Piano part
Barber Shop Quartet score
by Nick Hayes,Edinburgh
Synthesised Barber Shop Quartet MP3
by Nick Hayes,Edinburgh
Piano and choir read audio MP3

Simulated Full Choir (mp3)
Download the lyrics and enjoy this simulated choir version.

First Sung version
Performed by:- The 'IL CAMPANE' Choir, Rebecca Cooke and Rosie Vinter
Choir Members:- Amber Hill, Briony Laker, Bethan Jenkins, Victoria Amos, Nicola Brown, Sophie Bosely and Eliza Scott.
The choir is one run by Rebecca Cooke - Mezza-Soprano: performer, conductor and singing teacher.
Contact :- Rebecca Cooke Singing, Chichester. (
Rosie Vinter - Mezza-Soprano, Piano and Singing teacher, organist and wrote the score.
Two part score ideal for all Schools and Young Choristers
Arranged by R. Vinter
The pilot video of the First Sung Version with lyrics on YouTube
Chord accompaniment (mp3)
The lyric
The lyric with chord sequence
The Sibelius file is available on special request


Have fun and enjoy this wondrous time.
Everything here is free to use.
If, however, you do want to make a donation to your chosen charity
please do so and mention it's from yourself and
'The Age Old Reason for Joy' Christmas Carol

Part of the 'Refuse to Lose' campaign to make a better Britain.
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