Christmas Is Here, Sing Noel by Cindy Berry. For Unison/2-part choir and piano. Sacred Anthem, Christmas. Octavo. Published by Chorister's Guild (LO.CGA1068).
Incorporating hand claps and a bit of syncopation, this bright, upbeat anthem conveys the joyful celebration of Jesus' birth and the true meaning of Christmas. A quiet, legato middle section gives distinct contrast to the louder, zesty A section that begins and ends the piece. Repetition in both the melody and text make this a great selection for choirs of younger and older children.