Have You Heard the News? by Jay Althouse. Choir Secular. SATB choir. Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Christmas; Spiritual; Winter. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.23545).
Everything you have come to love and expect from a Jay Althouse Christmas spiritual, and a whole lot more. Lively and quick lyrics, solid rhythmic hooks, and refreshing parallel chords fill every phrase, followed by melodic riffs from the men's section. A contrasting middle section gently holds back before the A section returns including a well-written modulation and rousing descant over the final flourish. A great addition to your choral library.