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CHRISTMAS JOY

Pender's #: 20803300

$6.50  
Composer CHATMAN, STEPHEN
Voicing/Instrument SATB COLL
Publisher E C SCHIRMER MUSIC CO
Publisher Item7.0515
Commissioned by Maurice Casey (Music Director of the Worthington [Ohio] United Methodist Church), Christmas Joy was premiered in Worthington on December 18, 2005. This fourteen-minute set of continuous carol arrangements may be performed by SATB chorus and audience/congregation accompanied by piano or brass quintet, organ, and optional percussion. The festive instrumental introduction features snippets of favorite carols and the joyful choral declaration,'Noel, noel, Sing Christmas joy.' This 'Christmas joy' motif is a unifying ritornello that connects and juxtaposes the merry verses of Good King Wenceslas, Here We Come A-wassailing and Nouveau Nouvelet, and the reflective lines of O Come, O Come Emmanuel and Lo How a Rose. After a reprise of the opening section that appears before the stirringly triumphant and penultimate Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, the 'Christmas joy' motive reappears in the final joyful and climactic phrases. -Stephen Chatman The piano/choral score includes a reproducible audience/congregation part. USE: services, concerts o moderately easy
 

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