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Christmas: Favorite concert works

Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 16:50:45 -0500 (EST)
From: David Griggs-Janower
Subject: Xmas rep (compilation - long)

My original three-part post asked for favorite SATB works for December
holiday concerts that we'd all like to share with colleagues. Due to
some problems with our server here, I'm not sure I received
evereything that was sent, so apologize in advance for anything

The three sections: a cappella; with harp; with one or more
instruments (but not too many!) not including keyboard.

Here are the results, and thanks to all who submitted repertory

David Griggs-Janower
Albany Pro Musica, NY


I have written two SATB a cappella arrangements of Yiddish Chanuka songs:

O, Ir Kleyne Likhtelekh (O, You Little Lights) by Morris Rosenfeld
Ikh Bin a Kleyner Dreydl (I Am A Little Dreydl) by Mikhl Gelbart

These arrangements are of moderate (or slightly more than moderate)
difficulty. They have been sung by Di Goldene Keyt/The Yiddish
Chorale, The Workmen's Circle Chorus, and the Jewish Folk Chorus of
San Francisco, among others.

Ikh Bin a Kleyner Dreydl will be available from Carl Fischer in the spring
(with both Yiddish and English lyrics). O, Ir Kleyne Likhtelekh, which
is entirely in Yiddish, is available from me.

Mark Zuckerman

There Is No Rose, Stephen Caracciolo SATB Morningstar, 4 min, Medium

Salvation is Created, Chesnekof (Tchesnokoff, etc)
SSAATTBB or various arrangement of voicings, but the fuller the better
various publishers, I think

DET AR EN ROS UTSPRUNGEN (Swedish)/M. Praetorius - J.
Sandström/SSSAAATTTBBB/Sveriges Korforbunds, Sweden.

4 MOTETS (Latin)/Francis Poulenc/SATB/Salabert, France.

3 MOTETS for Christmas (Latin)/Julio Dominguez/SATB/unpublished,
available from the composer (juliod(a)

KUTUN KANTAK (Basque Country)/Javier Busto/SATB/unpublished,
available from the composer (busto(a)

CANTO NO BERCE (Galician)/Julio Dominguez/SATB/unpublished, available
from the composer (juliod(a)

Betelehemu - arr. Brooks - SATB - with percussion - moderate--this is a
blast with choreog.! Lawson-Gould 52744

In Silent Night - Southall - SATB - moderate - gorgeous! - Jusko
Publications J-106

Baby, What You Goin' To Be? - Sleeth - SATB - moderate--shows piano but
can be done most effectively without it as well.

Brightest and Best, Appalachian carol arr. Wayland Rogers, SATB, easy.
Self-published - 3 min.

Angels We Have Heard, SATB/SSAA, arr. Linda Gingrich, Santa Barbara
Music, 3 minutes.

Sweet was the Song - Robert Young - SATB with divisi, Gentry

There is No Rose - Robert Young - with divisi, Gentry

Of the Father's Love Begotten - Robert Young - Plymouth?

Emmanuel - God with Us - Robert Young - 11 min - Plymouth - three
parts: O come Emmanuel arrangement, a Magnificat setting, and
Incarnate Love

Love Came Down at Christmastide - Fissinger

Morton Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium - divisi - gorgeous

David Conte - Ave Maria - EC Schirmer

Busto - Ave Maria - Plymouth?

Five Spanish Carols - arr. Gregory Rose - Oxford

The Three Kings - Healey Willan - divisi, not easy!

the Blessed Son of God - Vaughan Williams

Nova, NOva - Richard DeLong - ECS?

African Noel - Andre thomas (percussion)

Nativity Madrigals - Daniel Pinkham - ECS (great texts! - with or
without harp)

Sing We Noel - Kirby Shaw

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire - Mel Torme, arr. Ed Lojeski

La Virgen Lava Panales - Nin-Culmell - Broude Bros

The Lost CHild - Nin-Culmell - Broude Bros

Alfred Burt - three sets of carols - Shawnee

Away in a Manger - Brad Ellingboe - uses TWO of the familiar tunes -

To Him We Sing - Robert Young - Gentry - divisi

Three Christmas Miniatures - Robert Young - Gentry - easy


Britten - Ceremony of Carols

Luboff - Still, Still, Still - 3 min - written for piano but harp

Rutter - Dancing Day - SSA - 25 min

Czonka - COncierto de Navidad - SSA - 20 min

Duermete, Nino Lindo - arr. Wayland Rogers, S solo, 3 min, easy,
self-published. See his url above.

Michael Fink - What Sweeter Music - ECS - medium

Come Love We god - Pinkham - Medium - ECS

Sussex Carol - Martin Dicke - w/ optional handbells, Walton, easy

Little Tree, Steven Herzog - Warland CD December Stillness

Stephen Paulus - Jesu Carols - EAM, not easy!

Kesselman - Jesus Born in Bethlea - Boosey

John LaMontaine - Wonder Tidings - now self-pub

Paulus - Sing Hallelu - EAM

Kesselman - The Friendly Beasts - Plymouth

Jeffrey Van - El Rorro

Jeffrey Van - O Be Joyful

Jeffrey Van - Child of Peace

(oops - Van pieces for guitar!!!)

Craig Carnahan - A Cradle Song

Pinkham - Nativity Madrigals - great texts - work with or without harp

Paulus - Snow had fallen; Christ was born (text: In the Bleak

SATB with OBBLIGATO INSTS. (not keyboard)

Susa - Carols and Lullabies - harp, guitar, marimba - 10 movements or

Jeffrey Van - with guitar - see above (oops, not harp)

Rutter - Candlelight Carol, arr. flute, harp, organ/strings

Pinkham - Evergreen - unison, free selction of inst, such as guitars,
handbells, harp, etc. ECS - 5 min, medium easy

Patapan - ar. robert Batastini - flute, drums

Fissinger - Wind Through the Olive Trees - oboe?

Paulus - We Three Kings - harp and oboe - nice arrangement! - easy

Nelybuhl - Estampie Natalis

Andre Thomas - African Noel - percussion

This list seems woefully inadequate for the five favorites of
everyone, but here it is, for what it's worth!

on October 3, 2005 10:00pm
I am trying to locate an online translation of Rameau's "O Nuit". Can anyone be of assistance?