Christmas/Hanukkah/Solstice Works

Mixed Chorus Treble Chorus Children's Chorus

(difficulty rating 1= easier, 5= more difficult)

MIXED CHORUS
 
    SATB div, a cappella
    Spiritual, Traditional Christmas text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Roger Dean catalog # 15/2309R

The Bethlehem Star (extended work)
-- commissioned by the South Bend Chamber Singers --
    SATB div. a cappella
    Sacred text in English & Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4
    Duration 18:00
    Available directly

 
    SATB a cappella (also SSA/harp or piano)
    Christmas text in Spanish by Lope de Vega
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Duration 3:00
    Available directly
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

Christmas Bells
    SATB/Brass (2 trpts, 2 horns, 2 t-bones,
      bass trombone, tuba)/Bell Choir/Tymp/Percussion

    Text in English by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3+
    Duration 5:00
   
Contact Paul Carey for availability
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    SATB/piano or harp
    also available SATB/brass quintet (2 trpt, 2 t-bone, tuba)
    Traditional French carol in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Roger Dean Publishing catalog #15/2705

Here is the Little Door

    SATB a cappella
    Christmas text in English by Frances Chesterton
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4
    Available directly
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    SATB/piano
    Traditional French Carol
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Duration 4:20
    Roger Dean (a division of Lorenz) cat. #10/3684R
 
    Traditional Christmas text in French
    SATB a cappella
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-386830-X
    
Click to listen to r
ecording on Audio Page
    SATBB a cappella
    Christmas text in English translation by Pleeschev
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    available directly

Mary had a Baby, yes Lawd

    SATB / piano
    Traditional spiritual Christmas text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
 
    SATB a cappella; (extended work) 6 short movements
    Sacred texts in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
    Arranged for SATB a cappella
    Christmas song in English from the Knoxville Harmony Book.
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-385956-4
 
    SABar/solo clarinet/piano (orchestration available)
    (also available SA/solo clarinet/piano)
    Hanukkah text in English by Sherri Lasko
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:45
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 788 (SA version)
    Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 791 (SABar version)

Winter's Night Carol
-- Commissioned by the Nebraska Choral Art Society --
   
 SATB/SA children's choir (or use SA subgroup of main choir)/brass quintet
    Sacred texts in English by Thomas Merton
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2.5
    Available directly

 

Mixed Chorus Treble Chorus Children's Chorus

TREBLE CHORUS

(mvmt IV of “The Nativity of Our Lord” )
    SA/piano (also available for SATB a cappella)
    Traditional Christmas text in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
 
    SSA/harp or piano (also SATB a cappella)
    Christmas text in Spanish by Lope de Vega
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly

A Cradle Song
    SA/harp or piano
    Sacred text in English by William Blake
    Recording available by the Michigan State University Children's Choir
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog #0-19-386829-6
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    SSA/harp or piano
    Christmas folk text in Catalan
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Walton catalog #HL08501583

I Saw Three Ships  

    Arranged for SSA/piano
    Nifty orchestration for rent (quite affordable) from Oxford through CF Peters
    Traditional text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog #0-19-386690-0
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

In the Bleak Midwinter/Footprints in the Snow
Gustav
Holst/Claude Debussy/arr. Paul Carey

    SSAA/sop soloist/piano
    Text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    SA/piano
    Text in English by E. E. Cummings
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP614
 
    SA/solo clarinet/piano (orchestration also available)
    (also available SABar/solo clarinet/piano)
    Hanukkah text in English by Sherri Lasko
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:45
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 788 (SA version)
    Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 791 (SABar version)
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

The Wexford Carol

    SSAA a cappella
    Traditional text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly

Winter Solstice (extended work)
-- Commissioned by the Santa Fe Women's Ensemble --
   
 SSA / harp or piano
    Secular texts in English by Elizabeth Searle Lamb and Lonnie Howard
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Duration 7:00 (2 mvmts)
    Roger Dean cat. #15/2715R

 


Mixed Chorus Treble Chorus Children's Chorus

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN'S CHORUS

(mvmt IV of “The Nativity of Our Lord” )
    SA/piano (also available for SATB a cappella)
    Traditional Christmas text in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly

A Cradle Song
    SA/harp or piano
    Sacred text in English by William Blake
    Recording available by the Michigan State University Children's Choir
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog #0-19-386829-6
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    SSA/harp or piano
    Christmas folk text in Catalan
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Walton catalog #HL08501583
 
    Arranged for SSA/piano
    Nifty orchestration for rent (quite affordable) from Oxford through CF Peters
    Traditional text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog #0-19-386690-0
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
    SA/piano
    Text in English by e. e. cummings
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP614
 
    SA/solo clarinet/piano (orchestration also available)
    (also available SABar/solo clarinet/piano)
    Hanukkah text in English by Sherri Lasko
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:45
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 788 (SA version)
    Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 791 (SABar version)
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

Winter's Night Carol
-- Commissioned by the Nebraska Choral Art Society --
   
 SATB/SA children's choir (or use SA subgroup of main choir)/brass quintet
    Sacred texts in English by Thomas Merton
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2.5
    Available directly

 

  

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  Mixed Chorus
  Treble Chorus
  Children's Chorus
  Male Chorus

  Instrumental   
  Solo Voice

  Sacred
  Secular
  Winter Holidays

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