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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (arr.)

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By 15th-century hymn tune

SATB - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by 15th-century hymn tune. Arranged by Paul Pisano. Contemporary Classical, Neo-Classical, Christian, Sacred, Christmas. Score. 8 pages. Published by PWP Enterprises (S0.179333).

Item Number: S0.179333

Freely imitative, tonally/harmonically fluid treatment of this ancient Christmas melody. Lush harmonic textures alternate with (or in some cases result from) contrapuntal combination of disparate segments or motives of the melody. SATB a cappella with occasional divisi, almost entirely in the tenor and bass parts; piano reduction included for rehearsal purposes. Appropriate for university or advanced church choirs, including small ensembles. Low D-flat required of second basses, optional low C. Duration ca. 3:30.

Other Titles by Paul Pisano on

--Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
(SSAATTBB a cappella): jazz arrangement a la Manhattan Transfer of this holiday classic from the movie Meet Me in St. Louis, starring Judy Garland;

--Carol of the Bells...and Friends: a Christmas Fantasietta of this and several other Christmas classics in stylistic parody of Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Balakirev, and Ginastera;

--Seven Limerick Songs for voice and piano, English and Italian lyrics by the composer (available in soprano and mezzo soprano/tenor keys);

--Nearer, My God, to Thee/I Need Thee Every Hour (arr. SSAATTBB a cappella);

--Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise (arr. SATB divisi a cappella);

--Come unto Me (SATB divisi), original setting of Matthew 11:28-29;

--Joseph Smith Said WHAT?! Two songs for tenor and piano:
        1) "You don't have to bray like a jackass"
        2) "Josiah Butterfield"

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  • 5

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  • January 04, 2017 Worth the work

    This is not an easy piece, and requires harmonic stability from every section. For the more advanced choir, or the choir that wants a challenge, it's completely worth it! Each verse is unique and expressive, with a lot of different colors and imagery expressed throughout. It is at times...

    touching, tense, thoughtful, exciting, agitated or haunting. The overall story weaves it all together into a great journey harmonically and melodically.

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    5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • December 29, 2016 A new and innovative rendition

    This new and innovative rendition of the traditional hymn "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" will make a lovely addition to any Christmas concert. The interweaving voices and counterpoint make this an interesting piece from both a musical and textual standpoint. I sang this with a small group this past Christmas...

    and it brought great depth to our concert.

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    4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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