Gustav Holst/arr. Wagner
- Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
Written by Gustav Holst in 1910 for choir and orchestra, this arrangement provides the important lines from all voices woven into a single musical fabric. The interplay of the traditional carols Good Christian Men Rejoice!; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Come Ye Lofty, Come Ye Lowly and The First Nowell provides a rich and challenging texture that will delight all. In classic Holst fashion, you will have moments in three flats and moments of two carols at the same time, but that is to be expected! This is sure to become a perennial work for strong string orchestras!