Orchestra with optional chorus. 8.5 minutes.
2,2,3,3 (bs cl & contrabsn optional) 4331 timp+3 hp strings
Band version is in same key; can be used for joint music dept. performance.
“Imaginative scoring ... a marvelous work ... highly recommended.” —Jonathan Willis, conductor
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This music is based on the 15th century tune Veni Emmanuel, (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel), and is designed to be a dramatic procesional to open a Christmas program. Although composed to be performed with choir, all choral parts are crossed-cued in the instrumental parts so that it may be performed without singers.
Orchestral and band versions are in the same key to allow for joint ensemble performance.
It also supports the use of multiple choirs for institutions with large choral programs.
Verse 1: Unison men (can be sung by the men's choir)
Verse 2: SSAA (can be sung by the women's choir or a childrens choir in unison)
Verse 3: SATB (can be sung by the mixed choir)
Verse 4: SSAATTBB (can be sung by all choirs)