The Night Before Christmas by Mark Weston. For 2-part voices and piano. Sing Out Series. Secular Christmas. Octavo. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-2497H).
Usher in the Christmas season with this bright original that incorporates the Santa story, as told in the classic text by Clement Moore. Familiar phrases of "Up on the House-Top" and "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" are cleverly featured, along with an effective ending featuring a "Merry Christmas to all" dialogue. Ample unison and comfortable ranges make this seasonal gem accessible and easily-prepared.