John Gardner Carols
Forces or Category: SATB accompanied & unaccompanied
Orchestration: A Gallery Carol: perc (opt: timp, xyl, glock, tri, tamb, SD, cym), org (from vocal score) How bright the morning star does shine: fl(opt), ob, cl(opt), bn, hn, tpt(opt), tbn(opt), timp(opt), str O little town of Bethlehem: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bn, 4 hn, 2 tpt, 3 tbn, tba, timp, perc, hp (opt), str The holly and the ivy: 3 fl (IIIopt), 3 ob (IIIopt), 3 cl (IIIopt), 2 bn(opt), 4 hn (opt), 2 tpt (opt), 3 tbn (opt), tba (opt), dance band drummer (not essential but highly desirable), pno (opt when full orchestra), str
for SATB accompanied and unaccompanied
This anthology of eleven carols celebrates the festive music of John Gardner (1917-2011). From the reflective 'A Christmas Hymn' to his joyful setting of 'The holly and the ivy', John Gardner Carols presents a variety of styles and moods that will delight choirs and audiences alike.