The Christmas Collection (The Vocal Library Low Voice). Arranged by Richard Walters. For Vocal. Vocal Collection. 280 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740154).
ISBN 063403071X. 9x12 inches.
This beautiful new volume in The Vocal Library is a large resource for classical singers of 53 songs for holiday services and events, designed for a lifetime of use. Contents include 26 Art Songs/Traditional Songs by composers such as Dello Joio, Bach, Debussy, Wolf, Niles, and including classics such as “Gesu Bambino,” “O Holy Night,” and “The Virgin's Slumber Song.” This section also includes the complete song cycle Weihnachtslieder by Peter Cornelius. The 19 Christmas carols include 5 Alfred Burt carols, arrangements by John Jacob Niles and Harry T. Burleigh, and 14 arrangements by Richard Walters. There are 8 popular Christmas standards in arrangements especially for singers: “The Christmas Song,” “The Christmas Waltz,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” “I'll Be Home for Christmas,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Silver Bells,” “White Christmas.” The same song list appears in the High Voice and Low Voice volumes. The collection includes 3 duets.