RBM-103 Christmas Flourish - SATB

Christmas Flourish
RBM – 103
SATB chorus with multiple accompaniments

This carol medley was commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 1992 and has been performed nationwide on Holiday and Christmas programs – both in the concert hall and for church-based presentations. The original version of the work is scored for Soprano Solo, SATB Chorus and full orchestra, with organ and optional handbells.

The following four carols appear, without interruption, in this manner:

  • Shiloh (William Billings)
  • Joy To the World
  • Silent Night (German / English)
  • Angels We Have Heard On High

This arrangement has also been voiced for TTBB [RBM-103a] and may be performed using any of the available accompaniments.

The original, full orchestration (3333 / 4331, timp, 3 perc, hp, org, stgs), as well as a reduced orchestration (2121 / 2220, 2 perc, hp, org, stgs) are available for this work on a rental-only basis.* View the orchestral materials.

The accompaniment has also been transcribed for wind ensemble [RBM-209] by the arranger, this version being available for purchase. Finally, a version for brass quintet, percussion and organ [RBM-209a] has been prepared by the arranger for use in smaller venues.

The final section of this arrangement, Angels We Have Heard On High [RBM-014], has been extracted as a separate publication, and is also available voiced for TTBB [RBM-014a]. The accompanying orchestration for this extract is also available for purchase.

This piece has been commercially recorded by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on their 2000 CD release Dallas Christmas Gala, Delos Recording #3267.

( dur: 12:00″ )

All rentals arranged through ECS Publishing.

View: Christmas Flourish – SATB Vocal Score – first page

View: Christmas Flourish – SATB Full Orchestration – first page

View: Christmas Flourish – Reduced Orchestration – first page

View: Christmas Flourish – Wind Ensemble Accompaniment – first page

View: Christmas Flourish – Brass Quintet, Perc. & Organ Accompaniment – first page

Listen:

Shiloh
Joy To The World
Angels We Have Heard On High
Silent Night – A
Silent Night – B