Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Helen Kemp
Arranger:   
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   #CGA-555
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mike Ellingsen
Trinity Lutheran, Blue Earth 2006
R&R Chair Music in Worship

Keyboard, hand drum, optional recorder or flute

Written for the Advent season, this carol paraphrases the traditional German carol known as “O Come Little Children.” There is opportunity for some antiphonal singing, and the opening could also be used as a processional. While the range is not extreme, the tessitura tends to lie moderately high in the voice. A competent flutist is neded for the obbligato, but the flute and hand drum add a good deal of color to this arrangement, which lilts in the style of a Gothic dance.