Adam Lay yBounden arranged by Sheldon Curry. Choir Sacred. SATB choir. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Worship Resources. H.W. Gray. Christmas; Sacred; Winter. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.36944).
Hearkening back to the days of medieval poetry, wandering minstrels and mystery plays, Sheldon Curry revives the sounds and musical styles of early Britain. The ancient Christmas poem takes on a whole new vitality in a rousing 6/8 raucous dance feel. The optional Hurdy Gurdy is playable by any of several "drone" instruments, synthesizer or, if you can find one, a real Hurdy Gurdy. The percussion instruments and oboe are also optional but add a real sense of flair to the occasion. The celebration winds up in a canonic jig of boundless joy. Related scripture: Genesis 3; 1 Corinthians 15:57; 2 Corinthians 2:14
Inst. Parts Available (choral); Recorded Acc. Available.