O Come, Little Children composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by David Giardiniere. For SATB choir, piano (with optional violin (small ensemble)). Sacred Anthem, Christmas, General. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-3739L).
With a deft touch, David Giardiniere has created a Christmas classic for the ages! A delightful marriage of folk song and masterwork, this arrangement weds the traditional German carol "O Come, Little Children" with accompaniment adapted from Bach's famous chorale, "Wachet Auf." An optional violin obbligato adds a festive seasonal touch. Instrumentation for strings, bassoon and harpsichord, adapted from Bach's original orchestration, offers an especially lovely touch. For Christmas worship and school concerts, this is sure to become a seasonal standard!