Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Year of Publication: 2004
Voicing: SATB (a cappella) w/optional percussion accompaniment
This is a high energy, contemporary version of the classic English Christmas carol, incorporating updated harmony, and multiple “two against three” rhythmic variations. The optional percussion adds a nice bed to this choral treatment. The percussion parts are written out, but can also be improvised. This arrangement works well with both small and large ensembles.
NOTE: NYV performs an expanded version of this arrangement during our holiday concerts. We now have a piano (or rhythm section) accompaniment that works well for this arrangement. Email us if you are interested in purchasing these rhythm parts.
The audio track is the Carl Fischer demo from 2004. The NYV version can be heard on their Christmas CD, to be released in the fall of 2014.
Sop: D3 – Ab4
Alto: B2 – Db4
Tenor: D2 – Eb3
Bass: G1 – Eb3