The Triumph of the Skies (Incorporating "Jesus Is Born"). By Thomas Fettke. Arranged by Steve Green. For SATB choir, piano (with optional 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, percussion). Sacred Anthem, Advent, Christmas. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-3752L).
Ring the joy of the season with this medley of traditional and contemporary favorites, masterfully arranged by Tom Fettke. It opens with a bell-like fanfare and the choir quietly singing the Ukrainian bell carol: "Hark! Do you hear bells far and near join in the song, 'Jesus is born?'" The excitement builds as they joyously sing Steve Green's popular new carol, "Jesus is born!" Changing key, the mood becomes more buoyant as we hear strains of the traditional French carol "He Is Born." The thrilling finish includes a masterful mix of the carols, capped by the refrain of "Angels We Have Heard on High." A splendid choice for late Advent and Christmas, with optional brass and percussion orchestration!