Our Mission: To Inspire & Support a Community of Choral Musicians in Our State

Christmas

Home/Tag: Christmas

Carol to the King

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   French Carol
Arranger:   Mack Wilberg
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   SBN: 9780193869752
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano 4 hands or orchestral material is available for hire

Reviewer:   

Jan Gilbertson
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Joyous Christmas music, a bit of pageantry, strong rhythms, fun to […]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Carol to the King

One Faith, One Hope, One Lord

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Craig Courtney
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Lorenz Publishing Company
Edition:   30/2481L
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Organ or Piano with opt. Solo Trumpet or Brass Quintet and Strings

Reviewer:   

Jan Gilbertson
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

This is a standard, an especially well-suited statement of faith to […]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on One Faith, One Hope, One Lord

One Star

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Cheryl Jones Rogers
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   CGA – 460
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Keyboard with optional flute

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Starr
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

The last measure of sustained D5 is worth learning this lovely piece. A lyrical melody and meaningful […]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , |Comments Off on One Star

Candlelight Carol

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   John Rutter
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hinshaw Music
Edition:   HMC-798
Voicing:   SATBB
Setting:   Organ

Reviewer:   

Mark Hemingway
Trinity Lutheran Church
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This is an old standard that always leaves the choir wanting more Rutter. The wonderful polyphonic “Gloria in excelsis Deo”, always bring a smile. The wonderful […]

October 8th, 2018|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: |Comments Off on Candlelight Carol

Noel

Category:   TTBB CHOIRS
Composer:   Steven Sametz
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Alliance Music Publications
Edition:   AMP 0089
Voicing:   TTBB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Michael Culloton
Concordia College, Moorhead 2013
R&R Chair TTBB Choirs

This work for the holiday season is one that my male choir, Mannerchor, enjoyed a great deal at the 2013 Concordia Christmas Concerts. Each […]

October 3rd, 2013|Categories: TTBB CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on Noel

Estrella Brilliante (Brilliant Star)

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Mexican Carol
Arranger:   Nancy Grundahl
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   08743793
Voicing:   SSAA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Deborah Lamp
Park Spanish Immersion School 2012
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Though a carol, Estrella Brilliante has a message of peace that is appropriate at any time of year. It is effective as a […]

November 20th, 2012|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Estrella Brilliante (Brilliant Star)

In Dulci Jubilo

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Matthew Culloton
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   MorningStar
Edition:   MSM-50-0090
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Mark Stover
Colonial Church of Edina 2012
R&R Chair Music in Worship

When planning for the Advent/Christmas season, this refreshing setting of the traditional carol In Dulce Jubilo is well worth the effort for your […]

November 19th, 2012|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , |Comments Off on In Dulci Jubilo

A Cradle Song

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Paul Carey
Arranger:   
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   0-19-386829-6
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jamye Casperson
McGuire Middle School 2006
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

The composer has used a beautiful William Blake poem along with changing meters and a simple yet supportive piano part […]

October 9th, 2012|Categories: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH|Tags: |Comments Off on A Cradle Song

All This Night

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   René Clausen
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Shawnee Press (Mark Foster)
Edition:   3223955
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble 2001
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Here is another lovely, accessible work for Christmas. Featured in the 2000 Concordia Christmas concerts, the work was commissioned by Choral Arts Ensemble in […]

August 29th, 2012|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on All This Night

A Welsh Lullaby

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   
Arranger:   K. Lee Scott
Publisher:   Gentry Pub.
Edition:   JG2087
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Chet Sommers
Willmar Community College, Willmar MN (1992-93)
R&R Chair College & University

An expressive setting for Christmas. Keeping this selection in tune is a challenge but it is an appealing arrangement of […]

November 13th, 2011|Categories: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY|Tags: |Comments Off on A Welsh Lullaby