Choral (Preview Pak)
Composed by Joseph M. Martin and Michael Barrett. Glory Sound Simply Sacred. 77 pages. Published by Glory Sound (HL.35028870).
Item Number: HL.35028870
ISBN 1480353000. 6.75x10.5 inches.
Written especially for developing choirs, this festive SA(T)B cantata is overflowing with joyful seasonal songs ideal for smaller ensembles. Original material mingles with traditional carols in a jubilant mix, crafted to create large musical impact with minimal numbers and rehearsal time. The musical variety ranges from galloping gospels, to contemporary ballads and joyful carols to tender manger lullabies. Larger groups can take advantage of the cued notes for richer sonorities and still enjoy the sensitive care taken to minimize awkward passages for quick learning. A flexible narration allows thoughtful directors to customize their programs while optional orchestral support brings appropriate instruments to the programming of this innovative cantata for Christmas. The cantata can even be done progressively throughout Advent and completed during Christmas celebrations. Available separately: SA(T)B, Listening CD, Preview Pack (Book/CD combo), 10-Pack Listening CDs, Orchestration (Score & parts for keyboard, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone and percussion), StudioTrax CD (Accompaniment only), SplitTrax CD, RehearsalTrax CDs (part-predominant, reproducible). Duration: ca. 27:00.