How Sweet the Sound (A Christmas Celebration). Composed by William Cutter. For SATB choir, organ, flute, oboe, bassoon, handbells (3 octaves)/handbells (4 octaves). Cantatas. Christmas, Sacred. Moderately difficult. Choral octavo. Published by Roger Dean Publishing (LO.65-1866R).
Beginning with a meditative prelude to Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, and culminating with a surprising We Three Kings, the composer has crafted a narrative of the season that will be successful as a major performance in church or on the concert stage.