Why Not? was commissioned as a combined piece celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Greeley Children’s Chorale and the 50th anniversary of the Greeley Chorale. The playful lyrics look forward to various stages of life, imagining the amazing things that will surely happen in the future. However, the dreaming always leads back to the question, “Why not just be happy now?”
With a rollicking 4-hand piano accompaniment, this accessible piece for young voices is available in its original double choir voicing (Unison or 2-part children’s chorus with SATB chorus), a two-part treble voicing, and an SAB mixed choir voicing. The double-choir version is terrific for district-wide festivals with varying ages of singers, the SAB version is ideal for middle school and high school choirs, and the 2-part treble version is ideal for children’s choirs and women’s choirs through early high school.
Just in time for the Christmas choral season, Infant Holy, Infant Lowly is a beautiful new arrangement for SATB choir with piano and optional violin or flute. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (often sung with the text Stars were gleaming, shepherds dreaming…) is a memorable Polish Christmas carol.
This arrangement features beautiful, natural SATB harmony over gorgeous contrasting lines in the piano and optional violin or flute. The instrumental parts also include subtle quotations from Jesus, Once of Humble Birth and The First Noel. This is an ideal Christmas selection for church or school choirs with limited rehearsal time.