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The Wonder Of Christmas

Created by David Hamilton
Narrations by Karla Worley
Arranged & Orchestrated by David Hamilton

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The Wonder of Christmas -- the title encapsulates many emotions, memories and truths about this amazing event. You already know David Hamilton's work from the best-selling Christmas collection Christmas Fantasia. In that same style, David has teamed with Karla Worley to create a worship event that weaves contemporary songs and traditional Christmas carols with biblically based narrations. This collection reminds us of the majesty of the Savior's birth. Sentimental heartstrings get tugged by well-known songs and carols of the Christmas season and the original underscores that depict the many facets of the Christmas story. The structure is flexible, allowing you to pull every choral piece for Sunday mornings, use the overture for an offertory or even use the finale in a pageant setting.

The recording was created with a rich choral sound to emphasize the majesty and power of the arrangements and may sound a little difficult, but be sure to sing through some of it yourself to find out what a craftsman David Hamilton is at making accessible choral writing that sounds great.

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Choral Book

Product Features

 

Word Choral Club - Christmas 2000

 

Difficulty: Moderately Advanced

 

Voicing: SATB

 

Release Date: May 03, 2000

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Song Titles

Song Titles

Sing We Now of Christmas traditional French carol
Let Us Adore Him
with Christmastime
and For unto Us a Child Is Born
and O Come, All Ye Faithful
(medley)
Michael W. Smith, Joanna Carlson
George Frederick Handel
Latin hymn, John Francis Wade
Come and Behold Him (Underscore) David Hamilton
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
with Dona Nobis Pacem
Henry W. Longfellow, Jean Baptiste Calkin
traditional Latin Canon
Sing Noel
with African Noel
and Go, Tell It on the Mountain
(medley)
traditional
traditional Spiritual
Consider God's Love (Underscore) David Hamilton
I Wonder as I Wander Appalachian carol, John Jacob Niles
Christ Was Born (Underscore) David Hamilton
Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne Emily E.S. Elliott, Timothy R. Matthews
A Star Shone (Underscore) David Hamilton
We Three Kings John H. Hopkins, Jr.
Carol Medley
with Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
and The First Noel
and Silent Night! Holy Night!
and O Little Town of Bethlehem
(medley)
Charles Welsey, Felix Mendelssohn
W. Sandy's 'Christmas Carols'
Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber
Phillip Brooks, Lewis H. Redner
On a Night Like This Karla Worley, David Hamilton
The Wexford Carol traditional Irish carol
O Come, All Ye Faithful Latin hymn, John Francis Wade
At a Glance
* Follow-up to the best-selling collection Christmas Fantasia
* Original, scripture-based narration written by Karla Worley
* Flexible programming and arranging allows use as musical or concert collection
* Contains one a cappella song and also provides opportunities for soloists
* Songs included for children's choir
* Singable SATB arrangements
Instrumentation
flute 1, 2; oboe; clarinet 1, 2; bassoon; horn 1, 2; horn 3; trumpet 1, 2; trumpet 3; trombone 1, 2; trombone 3/tuba; percussion 1, 2, 3; *violin 1, 2; *viola; arco bass; rhythm; harp; synth; string reduction (*simplified parts included)
ADDITIONAL PARTS: bass clarinet (doubles tuba); alto sax (doubles horn); tenor sax/baritone T.C. (doubles trombone 1, 2)
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