Recent Music for Christmas – including new pdf downloads
A CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT
A Feast for Christmas – a seasonable celebration for SATB choir, optional youth choir and narrator, with piano (or brass quintet) Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE29 £8.95 (also available on hire direct from the composer) This 8-movement cantata contrasts the cooking of the Christmas dinner with more reflective Christmas themes, with an opportunity for the audience to join in at the end!
Christmas Celebration – the rousing finale from A Feast for Christmas (for SATB and piano) Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE31 £2.90
NEW! The movements below, all from A Feast for Christmas, are available as pdf downloads – an economical way to purchase multiple copies. All downloads are priced at £2.00 for a single copy, £12.00 for ten copies, and £24.00 for thirty copies, and are available direct from www.spartanpress.co.uk
Christmas Feast – an unlikely festive recipe for SATB unaccompanied (licence for 1 copy: CE501PD, 10 copies: CE502PD, 30 copies: CE503PD)
Christmas Grace | Festival Grace – a tuneful grace for all occasions for upper voices (unison or 2-part) with keyboard (licence for 1 copy: CE504PD, 10 copies: CE505PD, 30 copies: CE506PD)
Christmas Eve –– a picture of a beautiful frosty Christmas Eve for SATB with piano or organ (licence for 1 copy: CE507PD, 10 copies: CE508PD, 30 copies: CE509PD)
Christmas Pudding – a lively parody of ‘Stir up, we beseech thee’ for SATB and piano, with optional youth choir (licence for 1 copy: CE510PD, 10 copies: CE511PD, 30 copies: CE512PD)
CHRISTMAS CAROL LEAFLETS
Sleep, Baby, Sleep – SATB and piano or organ (Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE43) A setting of a Victorian Christmas poem: the music alternates between the calm manger scene and the outside world of the shepherds, wise men, and angels, providing an expressive carol which is both dramatic and peaceful.
He came all so still – Upper voices unaccompanied (Colne Edition / Spartan Press CE42) 'The sustained chords provide a tranquillity around which weaves a yearning modal alto solo' - Choir and Organ
I saw a stable – SATB unaccompanied (in Carols for Choirs 5, Oxford University Press) 'A lyrical and poignant setting' - Choir and Organ
NEW! A baby so small, a message so great – SATB and piano (Oxford University Press) Contrasting gentle melodies and sparse piano writing with richly dramatic chords, this carol creates a real sense of anticipation for the arrival of Jesus, and will be a popular choice for Advent and Christmas.
NEW! Rose of such virtue – SSATB unaccompanied (Oxford University Press) This enchanting setting of the well-known medieval text combines expressive harmonies with gently interweaving lines for solo or soli voices.
Contacts: Val Withams, Choral Connections: email@example.com 01494 866389
Oxford University Press: www.oup.co.uk/music firstname.lastname@example.org 01536 452630
Colne Edition / Spartan Press www.spartanpress.co.uk 01528 544770
Alan Bullard www.alanbullard.co.uk