SATB choir, piano
Composed by Michael W. Smith. Arranged by Martha Puckett. Choral. Sacred Anthem, Christmas. Octavo. Crystal Sea Music Publishing #9780834182066. Published by Crystal Sea Music Publishing (LO.9780834182066).
Item Number: LO.9780834182066
This haunting, simple melody, co-written and recorded by Michael W. Smith, is a perfect fit for the arranging gifts of Ruth Elaine Schram. The gospel-focused text, so simple even a child can sing and understand, is as beautiful as the melody that presents it. This SATB setting is signature Schram, as she gives line and movement to the inner voices in a way that creates both tension and interest. The optional instrumental accompaniment is lush and supportive, but in keeping with the simplicity of the vocal importance of the anthem. Your choir will thank you for the opportunity to Carols Sing!Core Instrumentation: Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Cello, String BassScripture References: Luke 2:6-14, Matthew 2:1-11, Luke 1:35, 1 Peter 1:3.