Choral, Handbell, Solo SATB choir; French horn; cello; flute; oboe (SATB choir)
Composed by Michael W. Smith and Wayne Kirkpatrick. Arranged by Lloyd Larson. Contemporary, Christmas, Sacred. Octavo. 8 pages. Duration 8 minutes. Hope Publishing Company #C5351. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5351).
Item Number: HP.C5351
By Michael W. Smith & Wayne Kirkpatrick. Luke 2:14, Matthew 1:22-23.
Contemporary classic by Michael W. Smith & Wayne Kirkpatrick This Lloyd Larson setting of Michael W. Smith's contemporary classic captures the tender and simple melodic interpretation found in the artist's own rendition, while at the same time creating a lush choral version to enhance the Christmas worship experience. It spans the spectrum dynamically while underscoring the overall theme that Emmanuel has been born and now, "All is well. " The addition of the optional instrument parts for flute, oboe, horn and cello can heighten the impact of the performance. Orchestrations: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe (or Soprano Sax or Clarinet), Clarinet in B-flat, Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet), Horn in F (or Clarinet), 2 Trumpets in B-flat, 2 Trombones (or Baritone T. C. ), Percussion 1 & 2, Piano, Harp, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, String Reduction.