Good News! (A Christmas Spiritual) by Jay Althouse. Choir Secular. 3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB). Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Christmas; Spiritual; Winter. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.17698).
New for TTBB! One of the best in a long line of exuberant, original, a cappella Christmas spirituals by Jay Althouse. It opens with an energetic melody sung by the low voice with the upper three voices singing in counterpoint above. Rhythmic energy develops the piece and it ends with an electrifyimg eight measure coda that's the pinnacle of excitement. No solos, no tempo changes make for quick learning. In the classic spiritual tradition, yet fresh and contemporary.
A cappella; Movement and Staging.
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The Alfred Choral Designs Series provides student and adult choirs with a variety of secular choral music that is useful, practical, educationally appropriate, and a pleasure to sing. To that end, the Choral Designs series features original works, folk song settings, spiritual arrangements, choral masterworks, and holiday selections suitable for use in concerts, festivals, and contests.