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Wexford Carol

By Mack Wilberg

SATB choir and piano/orchestra ((optional orchestra) 3fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bsn, 4hn, 3tbn, tba, hp, str)
Composed by Mack Wilberg (1955-). Vocal score. 8 pages. Duration 4 minutes. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193518001).

Item Number: OU.9780193518001

6.75 x 10.5 inches.

For SATB and piano or orchestra Setting two verses of the Irish traditional carol, Wilberg's version opens simply with unaccompanied unison men, before the piano creeps in gently. The carol melody's haunting, modal qualities are complemented by colourful harmonic touches.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2017-09-14 20:59:53.0 Excellent new arrangement

    Although Rutter's arrangement has been a standard for a long time, this new arrangement is just as powerful. Structurally, it is more-or-less a traditional Wilberg arrangement: men on first verse, women on second with the men joining in mid-verse. Following that, there are divisions in the...

    music, the most being SSAATB. It ends by repeating part of the second verse. The tenor line is low enough that baritones could join if the bass is too low. Ranges: S (Bb3-Db5), A (Ab3-Db5), T (Bb2-Db4), B (F2-Db4).

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