The Twelve Days of Christmas by Mack Wilberg (1955-). For SATB choir and piano/orchestra (3 flutes (III + piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoon, 4 horn, 3 trumpets, 3 trombone, tuba, timpani, 3 percussion, handbells (optional), harp, organ (optional), strings). Mixed Voices. Christmas, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 24 pages. Duration 9'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193805279).
ISBN 9780193805279. Christmas, Choral Leaflet.
For SATB and piano or orchestra Fresh and unconventional, the setting includes witty references in the accompaniment to the music of Brahms, Offenbach, Tchaikovsky and other familiar tunes that allude to various gifts mentioned in the lyrics. The final round is a race to the finish, fuelled with excitement and drama, as the music spirals upwards with the recounting of each set of gifts. Orchestral material is available on hire from the publisher.