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The Wise Men's Carol

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By John O. Sullivan

Piano Accompaniment, Choir, SATB - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by John O. Sullivan. Sacred, Christmas. Octavo. 9 pages. Published by John O. Sullivan (S0.779185).

Item Number: S0.779185

This is a very exciting and picture-painting Christmas carol suitable for church choirs and other choir concert venues.  Piano accompaniment stands alone, however, other instruments may be added, director's choice.  Imagine you're in the desert at midnight, pitch black.  You can't see, but you can hear something coming toward you at a distance, which gets gradually louder.  It passes before you and moves away from you, fading off into the distance.  You see nothing, but you hear: "We are traveling thru this cold wint'ry night; our desert ships bearing presents for a King."

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    David Spring
    Marysville, WA
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  • September 28, 2020 The Wise Men's Carol

    "The Wise Men's Carol" has a rhythmic drive to it that reminded me of Harry Simeone's arrangement of the "Carol of the Drum" with vocal "drum beats" that remind one of camels approaching. While there are some interesting twists and turns between minor and major, and good melody...

    and harmonic contrast, the piece is accessible in both difficulty and tessitura to even a small choir, and provides good opportunity to teach singers how to fine tune. The accompaniment is a bit sparse, but lends itself to at least a good cellist, perhaps tinkling bells (the text refers to them), even some "middle eastern" sounding percussion. This is a charming addition to Epiphany and Christmas choral repertoire.

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  • 5

    Michael Hoppe
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  • August 01, 2020 Uplifting!

    Think this is a delightfully uplifting carol, and can quite see why it has been so popular over the years. Full of momentum, and great fun to sing. Wonderful!

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