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.
Now available in an SAB edition, this 2010 cantata includes four brand-new choral pieces, two choral arrangements of familiar Christmas hymns, and narrated piano solos that shine new light on some old tunes.
In this arrangement, the traditional harmonies are kept for choir and congregation to sing together, while a bit of counterpoint in the piano provides energy between verses. It was arranged as a part of the 2010 Christmas cantata Come and Behold Him. This sheet music is an excerpt from the full cantata score; measure and page numbers correspond with the full score.
O Night is a song about the birth of Christ. This SATB piece begins with a medium-voice solo, then breaks into a quasi-canon in the choral voices. The song finishes as it begins, with a solo voice imploring the audience to receive Christ the Lord. The minimalistic accompaniment provides a starry backdrop for a song that expresses joy at the coming of the Savior. It was written as a part of the 2010 Christmas cantata Come and Behold Him. This standalone version contains different measure numbering from the original cantata score.
Listen to this beautiful version from the NCCS Concert Choir:
Borrowing an old text from Benjamin Keach, Awake, My Soul, Awake, My Tongue is a beautiful Christmas hymn in a minor key. The unusual harmonies, though initially difficult, are both powerful and memorable. The song was conceived previously and then arranged as a part of the 2010 Christmas cantata Come and Behold Him. This standalone version contains different measure numbering from the original cantata score.