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A Feast of Carols

By Randol Alan Bass

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SATB choir and piano or wind ensemble or full orchestra or Reduced orchestra
Composed by Randol Alan Bass. Multi-Movement/Large Choral Work. Christmas, 21st Century. Choral score. Published by Randol Bass Music (EC.RBM-102).

Item Number: EC.RBM-102

This arrangement was written for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 1985 and has been extensively programmed on Holiday programs throughout the United States and in Europe. The original version was scored for SATB chorus and large orchestra. No soloists.

The following six carols appear, without interruption, in this manner:
Gloucester Wassail
Il est nee, le divin enfant (French / English)
O Come, O Come Emanuel (Latin / English)
The Holly and the Ivy
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

This arrangement has also been voiced for TTTB [RBM-101a] and may be performed using either of the available accompaniments.
The original, full orchestration (3333 / 4331, timp, 3 perc, hp, stgs), as well as a reduced orchestration (2121 / 2220, 2 perc, hp, stgs) are available for this work on a rental-only basis. Neither of these accompaniments requires organ.
The final section of this arrangement, We Wish You a Merry Christmas [RBM-008] has been extracted as a separate publication (SATB only). The accompanying orchestration for this extract [RBM-205] is also available for purchase.
A recording of this work is included on the Kodanja Records album A Feast of Carols, featuring the National Symphony of London and the Tallis Chamber Choir, conducted by the arranger.

( dur: 16:30" ).

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