Customer Reviews for A Ceremony of Carols op. 28
Location: from Chebeague island, ME
October 26, 2012
Be sure you have enough voices! It splits into divisi quite a lot. For small groups, especially with limited tenors/basses, give the men a break and use the SSA.
9 of 20 people found this review helpful.
January 9, 2009
stick w/ SSA
Great piece, but much better in its original treble version. Odd to have a German translation in the music.
30 of 60 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Washington DC
November 18, 2008
A Christmas Standard
Britten's Ceremony of Carols is among the best known choral works for Christmas, so I'm not sure what a review will tell you. I seem to recall an earlier edition where Britten said that piano accompaniment should not be substituted for the harp, but the currrent edition says otherwise. In any case, church choirs should not shy away from performing at least selected movements from this wonderful work. Parts of it are quite challenging, for both choir and harp, but other parts are not so difficult.
38 of 66 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Central Massachusetts
March 27, 2006
Hauntingly Beautiful w/Harp
My church choir performed this with harp accompaniment and it was wonderful. It took a lot of work to get the harmonies down pat, but the choir was SO proud of themselves it was worth every minute of long practices. Highly recommend for dedicated singers.
32 of 65 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Cape Cod,MA
October 27, 2005
Im in 7th grade and my select chorus at my school is doing this....it is a challenge but I think it is really beautiful.
30 of 56 people found this review helpful.
Location: from queensbury ny
October 27, 2004
challenging yet beautiful
ill make it short- pushes vocal range, and its basically about counting in the collection i recomend u perform this in a college choir or community choir
23 of 52 people found this review helpful.