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Choral ~ Holiday ~ A Cappella


~ List of Pieces ~



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All My Heart This Night Rejoices!  (arrangement)
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Scoring:  SATB (no divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 2:00   —   Difficulty:  4/5
Description:  A Baroque-style chorale motet, with the cantus firmus in the soprano part


Away in a Manger  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SSAATTBB   —   Duration:  ca. 3:00   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A fresh, new setting of the familiar text


Behold a Simple, Tender Babe  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (minimal divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 3:40   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A calm, reverent, and touching carol based on Robert Southwell's poem


Christmas Hath a Darkness  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (minimal divisi), a cappella   —   Duration:  ca. 2:00   —   Difficulty:  2/5
Description:  An original setting of the mystical poem by Christina Rossetti


Deck the Halls  (arrangement)
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Scoring:  SSAATTBB   —   Duration:  ca. 1:30   —   Difficulty:  4/5
Description:  A jolly and brisk setting of the carol, with a slow and gentle ending


Ding Dong! Merrily on High  (SSAATTBB version)  (arrangement)
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Scoring:  SSAATTBB   —   Duration:  ca. 2:15   —   Difficulty:  4/5
Description:  A playful arrangement full of jaunty rhythms
Note:  This piece is unrelated to my SATB arr. of the same carol (directly below).


Ding Dong! Merrily on High  (Short version, for SATB)  (arr.)
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Scoring:  SATB (minimal divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 1:00   —   Difficulty:  4/5
Description:  A brief and rousing setting, perfect as a concert opener or introit
Note:  This piece is unrelated to my 8-part arrangement of the same carol (directly above).


Let Christians All with Joyful Mirth  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (some divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 2:30   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A vivacious setting of a wonderful traditional-English text


Methinks I See an Heavenly Host  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (some divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 2:00   —   Difficulty:  4/5
Description:  A lively and modern setting of the Billing's text


Out of Your Sleep, Arise and Wake!  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (frequent divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 2:30   —   Difficulty:  5/5
Description:  A jubilant and dancelike setting of a stirring ancient text


Qui Creavit Caelum  (The Song of the Nuns of Chester)  (arr.)
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Scoring:  SSAATTBB   —   Duration:  ca. 2:30   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A mystical arrangement with a backdrop of suspended sound


Silent Night  (arrangement)
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Scoring:  SSAATTBB   —   Duration:  ca. 4:00   —   Difficulty:  4/5
Description:  A fresh and expressive arrangement of the ever-popular carol


The Coventry Carol  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (some divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 3:00   —   Difficulty:  5/5
Description:  A rather dissonant, yet accessible, setting of the ancient text, full of anguish


There Is No Rose of Such Virtue  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (some divisi), with an optional organ part that doubles the voices softly   —   Duration:  ca. 3:20   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A haunting, chant-like melody echoes the mystery in the ancient text.