RBM-113 | Sing We Now of Christmas

Sing We Now of Christmas
SATB chorus with Piano or Full Orchestra or Reduced Orchestra

This arrangement was commissioned by the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1999 and is designed for use as a Christmas carol sing-along — with optional audience participation. The work begins with a short fanfare, leads directly into the carol sequence, and concludes with a brief choral-orchestral flourish.

The carols contained in the arrangement (in this order) are as follows:

  • O, Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Away In a Manger
  • The First Noël
  • Joy To the World
  • Silent Night
  • Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

The length of the rendition may be adjusted by altering the observation of repeated passages. (Each carol contains two verses, with first- and second-endings.) There are also provisions for excising entirely Joy To the World from the running order.

In addition to the choral music, there exists a “lead sheet” (see below), which may be downloaded and duplicated as desired – either for the use of choral ensembles or in audience situations where the use of choral parts is not practical.

The arrangement is scored for unison or SATB chorus and full orchestra (3333 4331 timp 3 perc hp pno stgs) or for reduced orchestra (2121 2220 2 perc hp stgs), both of which are available on a rental-only basis. View the orchestral materials.

( dur: 4:30 – 8:00″, depending on the observation of repeated passages )

All rentals arranged through ECS Publishing.

View: Sing We Now of Christmas – SATB Vocal Score

View: Sing We Now of Christmas – DOWNLOADABLE Lead Sheet

View: Sing We Now of Christmas – Full Orchestration – first page

View: Sing We Now of Christmas – Reduced Orchestration – first page