Category: ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer: Russian folk song
Arranger: Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Setting: A Cappella
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter 1998
R&R Chair Ethnic Music
This SATB work for a cappella chorus is a spirited arrangement of a Russian folk song. It tells the story of Kolyada, who comes on Christmas eve and leaves presents of cakes at village home windows in preparation for Christmas Day. A lively arrangement with several ostinato tenor and bass lines and narrow ranges for all parts. It is very accessible.