Congregation, soprano descant, SATB choir, and organ, with optional brass quartet or quintet and timpani (Instrumental Parts include: Trumpets I and II in B-flat and C, Horn in F (substitute for Trombone I), Trombone I and II, Timpani) - Early Intermediate
Composed by Hal H. Hopson and Michael Burkhardt. Advent, Hanging of the Green, Lessons and Carols, 21st Century. Instrument parts. MorningStar Music Publishers #60-0004. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.60-0004).
UPC: 688670600043. English.
This setting pairs Kathleen R. Moore's 2010 text with MERLE'S TUNE, a Hal Hopson hymn tune found in over 30 hymnals. First used for the 2019 Presbyterian Association of Musicians conference at Montreat, this hymn concertato has optional brass quintet and timpani parts. Stanza 1 is in unison, Stanza 2 could be for solo voices, quartet, or SATB, Stanza 3 is for sopranos accompanied by the rest of the choir humming (using Hopson's original harmonization) and Stanza 4 is unison with descant concluding with Amens.