|A Celebration of Christmas
A flexible SATB Christmas cantata
by Donald Moore and Ruth Elaine Schram
|A Celebration of Christmas (Excerpts)|
This flexible Christmas musical incorporates several seasonal favorites as well as original material by Donald Moore and Ruth Elaine Schram. All of the songs are written at a moderate level, well within the ranges and abilities of most church choirs.
A Celebration of Christmas is scored for SATB choir with optional children's choir (parts included in the score) and optional congregational participation. One song is scored for women's voices, and may be sung by a duet, all the women of the choir, a small ladies ensemble, or children's voices. In addition, one song is scored for men's voices, and may be sung by a duet, small male ensemble, or all the men of the choir.
The cantata calls for one, two, or three narrators. The part for a third narrator may be read by a child, another adult, the two narrators together, or the choir in unison.
The cantata may be performed with keyboard accompaniment alone, the added brass quartet and flute instrumentation (included in the back of the choral book), or with the recorded orchestration.
All the selections in this musical also make wonderful single anthems for use throughout the entire Advent and Christmas season, adapting freely to worship on Sunday morning and Christmas Eve services.
|A Celebration of Christmas||page 3|
|Come, Child of Peace||page 15, page 16|
|Come And Worship||page 20, page 24|
|Three French Noels||page 29|
|Tiny Baby, Little One||page 38|
|Go, Tell It On the Mountain||page 44|
|All Kinds of People||page 51|
|Joy To theWorld||page 59, page 64|
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