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A Christmas Carol Gallery

Portraits of the Season

By Larry Shackley

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SAB choir and piano (with optional orchestration)
Portraits of the Season. Composed by Larry Shackley. Choral, cantatas. Christmas, Sacred. Choral score. Lorenz Publishing Company #65/2014L. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.65-2014L).

Item Number: LO.65-2014L

Drawing upon the rich resource of Christmas carols, acclaimed composer Larry Shackley has created a sumptuous musical tapestry titled "A Christmas Carol Gallery." It is comprised of four suites or portraits of the season. Each suite features narrative for one or more readers and a medley of four carols for choir and optional soloists. Even the narrative is carol-based, adapted from revered historic texts. As an added bonus, reproducible carol pages are available for congregation or audience participation. Performed in its entirety, with SATB or SAB voices, it is a splendid concert or worship program lasting approximately 25 minutes, with instrumentation for both full orchestra and small instrumental ensemble. The delightful keyboard writing easily provides festive accompaniment for performances without additional instruments. Also, each of the suites can be performed individually, with or without narration.

  • Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room 
  • Narration 3: Born Is the King 
  • Christmas Day In the Morning 
  • Narration 1: Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room 
  • Narration 2: O Hear the Angel Voices 
  • Narration 4: Christmas Day in the Morning 
  • O Hear the Angel Voices 
  • Born Is The King 
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