Journals Higher Education

Bob Chilcott

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Piano duet accompaniment

Forces or Category: SATB & piano(s) & percussion/orchestra

Orchestration: 2(1picc, 2 fl).2.2.2 -2.2.3.0-timp.2 perc(1=bongos, woodblock, drumkit, glock, tamb, tri; 2=hi hat, glock, tri, susp. cymb, side drum).hp-str

for SATB with one piano (with or without 1 or 2 percussion players), or two pianos (with or without 1 or 2 percussion players), or orchestra
This work is classic Chilcott - vibrant, fresh, and great fun. It is an exuberant setting of the well-known carol in which the 'five gold rings' refrain is re-written to appear in an array of guises: gentle soprano solo, swinging barbershop quartet, hard funk, and rock gospel style. This version is for an SATB choir but retains the flexibility to include 'guest' performers. Even the audience can join in!
Percussion parts and the original accompaniment for piano duet are on sale.