Glad Tidings - TTBB [RBM - 117a]

Glad Tidings
TTTB chorus with various accompaniments

The SATB arrangement of this piece was created in 2003 for the Houston Symphony Holiday Pops concerts and was designed as a 30-minute-long, musical / narrative telling of the Christmas story. Underscoring for the narrative is interspersed with carol arrangements, all of which is laid out in 7 movements in order to best illuminate and enhance the Biblical account:

  1.  The Journey to Bethlehem
    O Little Town of Bethlehem (both tunes)
  2. The Birth of Jesus
    Away in a Manger</em>
    What Child Is This?
  3. The Shepherds
    Angels We Have Heard on High
    Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
  4. The Wise Men
    March of the Kings
    We Three Kings of Orient Are
  5. The Nativity
    Silent Night
    Still, Still, Still
  6. One Solitary Life / Epiphany
              Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
    (orchestra and narrator only)
               Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
  7. Peace and Goodwill
               Joy To The World
               O Come, All Ye Faithful

This version of the arrangement is voiced for TTBB chorus, full orchestra and narrator (the text for which is adapted and paraphrased from scripture and other sources by Charles Hausmann). The large orchestral accompaniment (3333 4331 timp 3 perc hp stgs) and the reduced orchestration (2121 222 2 perc hp stgs) are both available on a rental-only basis. View the orchestral materials.

The original SATB version of this piece is also available [RBM-117], which also may be performed using either orchestration.

( dur: 30:00″, including a short pause between each movement)

*All instrumental rentals arranged through ECS Publishing.

View: Glad Tidings – TTBB Vocal Score

Listen: SATB version

Glad Tidings – excerpt 1
Glad Tidings – excerpt 2
Glad Tidings – excerpt 3
Glad Tidings – excerpt 4
Glad Tidings – excerpt 5
Glad Tidings – excerpt 6
Glad Tidings – excerpt 7