Manger Songs by Lloyd Larson. For SATB choir, piano (with optional orchestration, congregation). Sacred Anthem, Christmas. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-4035L).
Lloyd Larson deftly weaves four manger songs together in this arrangement of traditional carols. Lush choral textures are exploited to help convey the majesty of Christ's birth. This ideal selection for Christmas Eve services is made even more versatile by the availability of an optional orchestral arrangement by Michael Lawrence. (From the cantata "Rise Up! A New Light A-Comin'" SATB -- 65/2009L; SAB -- 65/2010L).