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What a Wonderful Child

By Mary McDonald

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SAB choir and piano (instrument parts and performance/accompaniment CD available separately)
Composed by Mary McDonald. Choral. Sacred Anthem, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany. Octavo. Lorenz Publishing Company #10/3911L. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-3911L).

Item Number: LO.10-3911L

Popularized by recording artists such as Mariah Carey and Gladys Knight, the traditional spiritual, "Jesus, O What a Wonderful Child," has become a Christmas favorite. This gospel arrangement by Mary McDonald opens with the slow, "bluesy" sounds of another favorite, "Mary Had a Baby," before shifting gears into the faster, more driving celebration of the second spiritual. It offers a stylized optional brass and rhythm score by Stan Pethel that will have singers and listeners alike singing, "What a wonderful Child!".

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