And Peace on Earth
Forces or Category: Female vocalist, children's choir, SATB, piano, & ensemble
Orchestration: pno, electric or string bass, 5 tpt (I+flugel), 2 tbn, btbn, tba, 2 perc
for female vocalist, children's choir, SATB choir, piano, electric or string bass, brass, and percussion
This richly expressive cantata sets five discrete texts, each reflecting a different aspect of Christmastide. The first movement sets a poem by Tennyson to an instantly memorable, eager melody. 'Good day, Sir Christemas', is a joyous, rollicking song for children's choir, followed by the wondrous 'This endris night' and the contemplative, wistful carol 'Put memory away'. The last movement is a funky, rocking celebration of the nativity. Very approachable and a huge joy to sing, this is an absolute must for Christmas concerts.
Instrumental material and vocal scores are available on hire/rental.