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Christmas for Developing Choirs

Song NameArranger
Come, See the BabyJay AlthouseDetails
What'cha Gonna Bring For Christmas?Andy BeckDetails
Christmas Eve Is HereMichael LarkinDetails
Noel, Noel!Details
Look Up, ChildrenJay AlthouseDetails
Alleluia MadrigalDetails
Come, See the BabyJay AlthouseDetails
Carol of the DrumDetails

Develop your choir's a cappella skills with "Alleluia Madrigal", a straightforward original madrigal by Donald Moore. Traditional harmonies, modest ranges, and lots of repetition make it a quick-learn piece. Contrasting dynamics and a lilting three-four meter create a joyful song that is good for Christmas or general use. "What'cha Gonna Bring For Christmas?" - Feature your best solo crooner(s) on this '50s inspired a cappella chorus that begs Santa for a timeless teen wish: "Won't you bring me someone to love?" The choir serves equally as the featured act (of the chorus and bridge) and the backup singers (for two dreamy verses). The final falsetto phrases and 7th chord cadence deliver a sweet doo-wop ending. "Christmas Eve Is Here" - A fresh approach to this early French carol. Polyphony resounds as sections of the choir perform unique and overlapping lines in a minor mode. Performance options include any combination of a cappella choir, handbells or tonechimes, piano, hand drum, and tambourine. Impressive. "Come, See The Baby" is a new, original Christmas spiritual by Jay Althouse. This full-sounding work features much three-part singing over a solid, traditional bass part, as well as an echo section between the women and the men. Sudden dynamic changes are powerful and effective (and simple to sing).

Item code: 7011B | Octavo Package | $12.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | SATB | 64 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10

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