SSAATTBB choir, organ accompaniment, 3-5 octave handbells - Medium
Composed by William A. Payn. Christmastide, Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day. Evoking Sound Series. Music Education. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-8196).
Item Number: GI.G-8196
Language: English, Latin. Translation: Jane M. Joseph.
A vigorous setting of personent hodie scored for SATB (with significant divisi), organ, and handbells. It journeys through several keys, includes a robust "verse" for organ alone, and goes out in a blaze of glory on a sustained final chord with first sopranos on high C, and everyone else singing near the top of their range!