What a Wonderful Child composed by Mary Mcdonald. For SAB choir and piano (with optional instrumental accompaniment). Sacred Anthem, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-3911L).
Popularized by recording artists such as Mariah Carey and Gladys Knight, the traditional spiritual, "Jesus, O What a Wonderful Child," has become a Christmas favorite. This gospel arrangement by Mary McDonald opens with the slow, "bluesy" sounds of another favorite, "Mary Had a Baby," before shifting gears into the faster, more driving celebration of the second spiritual. It offers a stylized optional brass and rhythm score by Stan Pethel that will have singers and listeners alike singing, "What a wonderful Child!".