A Festival of Carols for Any Choir
|Christmas Mosaic is a touching musical portrait of the very essence of Christmas, the wonder of Christ's incarnation, the mystery of His being, expressed in song. These arrangements beautifully tie together recognizable music that spans generations (even centuries) and express the broad spectrum of moods we all feel at Christmas...a holy hush, moments of quiet introspection, jubilant praise and full-voiced celebration|
From the stately, opening proclamation found in the Fanfare for the Messiah to the soaring melody of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, the audience is reminded of the dark days of anguish for ancient Israel which ended with birth of the Messiah. The work continues with the beautiful standard, Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus building into a celebratory choral proclamation followed by the soft refrains of Of the Father's Love Begotten. Culminating in a wonderful worship medley of Come Celebrate Jesus with Joy to the World, this work is sure to become a congregational favorite. Masterfully arranged and orchestrated by Marty Parks, this 40-minute Advent and Christmas presentation is perfect for the small or medium-sized choir!
Additional songs featured include: O Little Town of Bethlehem; Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Emmanuel, God with Us; How Great Our Joy! and many others.
The format, usefulness, and flexibility provides you with several unique programming options for your use including:
So here it isa mosaic of the sounds, colors, emotions and moods of Christmas tha any choir can present confidently.
- Choose to use the book as a collection for Sunday Worship during Advent and throughout the Christmas season.
- The songs may be used individually as you program a concert, pageant or a Singing Christmas Tree.
- A Christmas Eve service is available that includes several choral settings
|Voicing: Easy 2 Excel format allows choirs to either sing SATB or to adapt the voicing to their own resources, however limited.|
|Cast: Optional Readers Theatre piece (4 readers) and Christmas Eve Service|
|Performance Time: 40 minutes|
|Suggested Use: Adult Christmas Musical. Two optional scripts included for Readers Theatre and Christmas Eve service.|
|Style: Blend of inspirational, traditional carols, and soft contemporary styles|