Musicals for Adults. Blues-Gospel-Spirituals, Hymn Arrangements, Christmas, Jesus Christ - Birth. Choral score. Hope Publishing Company #9051. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.9051).
Item Number: HP.9051
A Christmas celebration for SATB choirs This gospel-flavored musical reflects on the promise of peace delivered by the angels on the night of Jesus' birth. The iconic ballad, "Let There Be Peace on Earth" is used as musical bookends: its theme is briefly stated in the second movement and then returns in full-blown gospel style at the end to provide an emotion-filled climax. In between, the Christmas story is told through scriptural narration and six beloved carols set in a variety of styles ranging from jazz, to gospel, to calypso. Accompaniment can be provided by piano, full orchestra, or a smaller set of rhythm parts, arranged by Ed Hogan. Performance time is 35 minutes.