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Wexford Carol

By Mack Wilberg

SATB choir and piano/orchestra (3fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bsn, 4hn, 3tbn, tba, hp, str) - easy
Composed by Mack Wilberg (1955-). Christmas Songs & Carols - Mixed Voices. Vocal score. 8 pages. Duration 4'. Oxford University Press #9780193518001. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193518001).

Item Number: OU.9780193518001

ISBN 9780193518001. 10 x 7 inches.

For SATB and piano or orchestra Setting two verses of the Irish traditional carol, Wilberg's version opens simply with unaccompanied unison men, before the piano creeps in gently. The carol melody's haunting, modal qualities are complemented by colourful harmonic touches.

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  • 5

    Sean Fleming
    Damariscotta, ME
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • October 05, 2018 Nice arrangement of an old tune

    This is a nice arrangement of the well-known Christmas song that starts softly, builds in the middle, and tapers off at the end. This is a straightforward arrangement that doesn't have the amorphous structure of several other arrangements I've performed.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • September 14, 2017 Excellent new arrangement

    Although Rutter's arrangement has been a standard for a long time, this new arrangement is just as powerful. Structurally, it is more-or-less a traditional Wilberg arrangement: men on first verse, women on second with the men joining in mid-verse. Following that, there are divisions in the...

    music, the most being SSAATB. It ends by repeating part of the second verse. The tenor line is low enough that baritones could join if the bass is too low. Ranges: S (Bb3-Db5), A (Ab3-Db5), T (Bb2-Db4), B (F2-Db4).

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