Let The Whole World Sing (A Christmas Musical). By Joel Raney. For SATB choir and piano. This edition: Complete. Christmas, Cantata. Christmas Musicals. Christmas, Sacred. Score. 84 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.8541).
Since the birth of Christ, the gospel message has spread across the globe and Christmas is now celebrated annually in more than 160 countries. Despite our many differences, we celebrate the season united as one kingdom of believers. This is the theme of Let the Whole World Sing, a 30-minute musical which consists of seven movements plus a closing reprise. From the Celtic lilt of "In the Bleak Midwinter" to the African rhythms of "Come, Come, Emmanuel," through the Caribbean styled "Christ Is Born," these arrangements gently underscore the universality of the gospel message. New music is blended with familiar, traditional carols in a wide variety of styles to create an interesting and fresh retelling of the Christmas story. The Instrumental Parts (by Mark Kellner) consists of a Conductor's Score and parts for Flute, Clarinet, Violin 1 & 2, Cello, Trumpet, Horn in F, Electric Bass, Synth & Percussion.