New Christmas Musicals

Festival of Christmas

Christmas Musicals for Church

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A Word from the Composer Celebrating the joyful news of Christ's birth, FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS features the exciting and inspiring music of the season in this 40-minute work for worship or concert setting. Incorporating more than a dozen well-known Christmas carols and five original songs, two selections are specifically designed for either a soprano or tenor soloist with choir. The exhilarating accompaniment has been brilliantly scored by the masterful pen of orchestrator, Michael Lawrence. However, all the thrills and key moments lie within the piano score for an uncompromising performance with piano only. Composed for the world premiere on the main stage at Carnegie Hall in the fall of 2020, this work has been a labor of love. Expressing the events of Christ's birth through song, the pacing of varied musical styles will enthusiastically convey the story. Music is integral to the Christmas season and audiences love hearing songs that resonate such as: "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," "O Holy Night," "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear," which is set to the tune morning song, along with many traditional carols, all culminating with a medley of "Go Tell It on the Mountain," and "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" with original lyrics. This is a variable anthology of Christmas music – a joyful celebration of the season! This musical is offered in two voice options: SATB or SAB. Particular attention was given to the vocal ranges in the SAB version. A performance CD, as well as various rehearsal aids, are available to assist your performance including part-dominant rehearsal CDs, an instrumental-only accompaniment CD, and a split-track CD for those desiring additional vocal support in rehearsal or performance. May your Christmas season be blessed as, joyfully through the realm of festive song, we share the good news of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. —Mary McDonald From the Publisher Some of the cover-art images and graphics from this work are available as free downloads. We hope that you can use them to assist in the making of your bulletins, posters, flyers, website and email announcements, and in any other way that's within your organization and in conjunction with performances of this work. To access these files, please visit and navigate to the desired folder. PC users should right click and choose "Save Target As…" and Mac users should click and hold the link, then choose "Save Target As…" We have provided standard file formats that should be usable in most page layout or word processing software. Due to the vast number of differences in computer system setups, we are unable to provide technical support for downloadable images/graphics by either phone or email. 2 65/2113&14L-2 For Preview Only

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