Sussex Carol

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Traditional
Arranged
Jock McKenzie
Price
£ 35.00 

This carol is also known by its first line “On Christmas Night all Christians Sing”. It was discovered by Cecil Sharp in Gloucestershire and notably by Ralph Vaughan Williams in Sussex.

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This carol is also known by its first line “On Christmas Night all Christians Sing”.  It was discovered by Cecil Sharp in Gloucestershire and notably by Ralph Vaughan Williams in Sussex. Vaughan Williams heard it sung by Harriet Verrall of Monk’s Gate, near Horsham, Sussex (hence “Sussex Carol”). It is the melody that Harriet Verrall sang that Vaughan Williams transcribed and published in 1919. It is this same version that is still very popular today.

Jock McKenzie studied trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester where he was a joint recipient of the college’s concerto prize. Since 1987 Jock has based his musical career in Hampshire, working as a freelance trumpeter, conductor, composer, arranger and brass teacher. Currently Jock holds the position of Professional Leader (Brass) for Hampshire Music Service and is the Director of the Hampshire County Youth Band. It is the mix of all of these musical roles that has led to Jock establishing a reputation as a leading creator of brass music resources, particularly in the field of education and brass ensemble music.


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