From Joel Raney, this Christmas cantata features both original and familiar carols that are sure to inspire, thrill, inform, and entertain. The seven musical selections are each colorful, bold statements in a variety of musical styles. Many are joyful and a few are poignant and will touch hearts with the warmth that congregations crave at Christmas time. At thirty-minutes, this work will fit well into a worship service or special program. Accompaniment can be provided by piano, mini-orchestra, or CD Track. The dynamic orchestration is by Ed Hogan and is notable for its delightful coloring the text of each piece. Orchestrations include: Conductor's Score, Piccolo & Flute, Oboe (or Soprano Sax* or Clarinet*), B-flat Clarinet, Horn in F (or Alto Sax* or Clarinet*), 2 Trumpets (or Alto Sax*), 2 Trombones (or Baritone T. C. * or Tenor Sax*), Percussion 1 & 2, Piano, Synth, Electric Bass, 2 Violins, Cello/Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet*) and String Reduction. The Publisher grants permission to the purchaser to print parts from the CD-Rom for use in your church's performance.
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