(A Cantata of Carols in Four Suites)
arr. Benjamin Harlan - Hal Leonard Corporation
Classic carols and beautiful new original songs are woven together in four suites to create a work that is perfect for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Flexible in its design, Christmas Canticles can be performed as an entire 35-40 minute cantata complete with narration. Or, each suite (approximately 5-8 minutes each) may be performed as a separate, extended anthem. The work as a whole is also an appropriate centerpiece for hanging-of-the-greens or services of lessons and carols. Benjamin Harlan's fresh and singable arrangements capture the spirit of Christmas music in all its variety, from the joyous to the gentle. Many accompaniment options are available, including organ or piano, chamber orchestra, full orchestra or the outstanding recorded accompaniment track. An unforgettable celebration of Christmas! Contents: INTROIT/PROCESSIONAL: O Come, All Ye Faithful. SUITE I: How Great Our Joy!; As Lately We Watched; Ding Dong! Merrily On High; Joy To The World; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. SUITE II: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; Prepare Ye The Way; Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus. SUITE III: Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella; The Rocking Carol; Away In A Manger; Silent Night. SUITE IV: Christ Is The True Light; O Morning Star; The First Noel; Angels We Have Heard On High.