Double choir, handbells and handchimes - Late Intermediate
Composed by William Beckstrand. National Lutheran Choir Series. Advent, Lessons and Carols, 21st Century. Choral score. MorningStar Music Publishers #50-1114. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.50-1114).
Item Number: MN.50-1114
Winter Solstice Carol juxtaposes a contemplative poem about the darkness of winterand of our spiritswith the joyful exuberance of the angel's song at the incarnation. Giles Swayne's poem is sung by a larger choir (Choir 1), while the Latin text is sung by a smaller choir (Choir 2), ideally some distance away. This contemplative piece draws to a joyful close as the angel's song Glory to God in the Highest is sung, and handbells freely ring in a tower-like effect.