Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Mark Sirett
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hinshaw Music
Edition:   HMC1939
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mark Johnson
Minnesota Boychoir 2007
R&R Chair Children & Youth

I stumbled upon this piece while digging for a new winter holiday tune. I’m always looking for a fresh, smart treatment of a familiar Christmas carol. Never once in this piece do you hear the familiar “I saw three ships come sailing in…” but, using the same text, the song delivers the same buoyancy and life as the original. Rhythmic changes and dynamic contrasts make this piece well worth the time and effort with your choir. (Medium-Difficult)