Bass Accompaniment, Choral, String Orchestra, Violin Accompaniment (SATB Choir)
Arranged by Shawn Kirchner. Boosey & Hawkes Sacred Choral. Christmas, Concert, Festival. Octavo. 24 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051484430. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48023967).
Item Number: HL.48023967
This lively arrangement for SATB chorus and piano with solo violin and string bass included in the octavo and an optional string orchestra accompaniment is based on a sturdy American hymn tune with a text by Reginald Heber. A banjo inspired piano accompaniment provides sparks while the tune is presented first in unison, then in canon, next adorned with mirrored countermelodies, with the refrains growing in intensity following each verse.