A Festive Fa La La by Mary Lynn Lightfoot. For 3-part mixed choir (SAB), finger cymbals and piano. Secular Christmas. Octavo. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-2477H).
The rhythmic energy and hip groove of this creative-programming original absolutely sizzle with fun and festive flair! The modal flavor of the opening chorus features slight hints of the familiar "Fa la la" strains from "Deck the Hall." A delightful middle section in major mode contrasts with the minor feel, and the concluding chorus culminates with a resoundingly joyful statement of the concluding phrases of "Deck the Hall"--with an unusual twist, of course!