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2002

Multi-Traditional
Holiday Sampler
for

Mixed Chorus

Arrangements of
Christmas Carols
SATB VOICING
(Sampler contains 3-4 pages of each score)

ARRANGEMENTS OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS

NEW! Pg 3 Before the Paling of the Stars by J. William Greene YR2801

BEST SELLER! Pg 7 Behold That Star! by Steve Milloy YR3504v2

NEW! Pg 11 Carol of the Bells by David Saladino YR8700

NEW! Pg 15 The Cherry Tree Carol by Jerald Thomas Hawhee YR6706

NEW! Pg 19 Children, Go Where I Send Thee by Steve Milloy YR3505v2

BEST SELLER! Pg 23 Hark! (In 7/8) by Mendelssohn/Landau YR5505

NEW! Pg 27 In the Town by J. Williame Greene YR2806P

NEW! Pg 31 Mary Had A Baby by Steve Milloy YR3503v2

NEW! Pg 35 O Tannenbaum by Glenn Carlos YR7700


YR2801

Before the Paling of the Stars


(Nine Strophic Christmas Carols)
for Maria and Rev. Dennis Roberts, Gretchen and Sena

Young Mary Lived in Nazareth


Text: Rae E. Whitney J. William Greene
Copyright © Selah Publishing Co., 1990

Adagio e molto rubato

1. Young Ma - ry lived in Na - za - reth, drew wa - ter from the


2. So Ma - ry went a - cross the hills far, far from Na - za -
SATB 3. When Ma - ry came back nome a - gain her heart had lost its
4. So Jo - seph mar - ried Ma - ry then, a preg - nant, vir - gin
5. Those eigh - ty burn - ing miles they walked; be - neath the stars they

well where once an an - gel came to her full won - drous news to
reth, to share the tid - ings, bit - ter - sweet, with old E - li - za -
song, a - fraid that Jo - seph, whom she loved, would think she had done
bride; to keep her safe from slan - d'rous tongues, he kept her at his
slept; and Ma - ry, in new free - dom laughed, and then, re - mem - b'ring,

tell. But Ma - ry said, "How can this be? A


beth, who said, "That self - same an - gel came to
wrong; at first, he did, but then a dream con -
side; and when the child was al - most due, the
wept; and when at last they reached the town, her

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for the Franks: Sue, Joe, Samantha, and Jason, Rochester, NY

Carol of the Birds


Tune: Philomel
Text from Bas-Quercy J. William Greene, ASCAP

Voice

1. Whence comes this rush of wings a - far, Fol - low - ing straight the No - el star?
2. "Tell us, ye birds, why come ye here, In - to this sta - ble, poor and drear?"
3. Hark how the green- finch bears his part, Phi - lo - mel, too, with ten - der heart,
4. An - gels and shep - herds, birds of†the sky, Come where the Son of God doth lie;

Optional
SATB

Birds from the woods in won- drous flight, Beth - le - hem seek this Ho - ly Night.
"Hast'- ning we seek the new - born King, And all our sweet - est mu - sic bring."
Chants from her leaf - y dark re - treat, Re, mi, fa, sol, in ac - cents sweet.
Christ on earth with man doth dwell, Join in the shout, No - el, No - el.

3
3

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for Barbara, Christine, and Philomena Colucci, Rochester, NY

When Trees Did Show No Leaves


Tune: Year's End
Text: Eleanor Farjeon J. William Greene, ASCAP

1. When trees did show no leaves, And grass no dai - sies


SATB 2. Like green leaves when they grow, He shall for com - fort
3. Like dai - sies to the grass His in - no-cence He'll

(Cue notes for stanza 2)

had, And fields had lost their sheaves, And streams in ice were
be; Like life in streams shall flow, For run - ning wa - ter
bring; In keen - est winds that pass His flo - wr'ng love shall

a tempo e appassionato
rubato

clad, And day of light was shorn, And


He; He shall raise hope like corn For
spring; The ri - sing of the morn At

(short)
poco rit. a tempo rit.
tenuto

wind had got a spear, Je - sus Christ was born In the end- ing of the year.
bar - ren fields to bear, For this was He born In the end- ing of the year.
mid- night shall ap - pear, When the Christ is born In the end- ing of the year.

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for the Koniskis: Anne, Jeff, and Sarah, Rochester, NY

Before the Paling of the Stars


Tune: Paling Stars
Text: Christina Rossetti J. William Greene, ASCAP
Molto sostenuto

( )

1. Be - fore the pal - ing of the stars, Be - fore the win - ter morn,
SATB 2. Priest and King lay fast a - sleep in Je - ru - sa - lem,
3. Je - sus on his mo - ther's breast In the sta - ble cold,

( )

( )

Be - fore the ear - liest cock - crow Je - sus Christ was born:
Young and old lay fast a - sleep in crowd - ed Beth - le - hem:
Spot - less Lamb of God was He Shep- herd of the fold:

( )

Born in a sta - ble, Cra - dled in a man - ger,


Saint and An - gel, ox and ass, Kept a watch to - ge - ther, Be -
Let us kneel with Ma ry Maid, With Jo - seph bent and hoa - ry, With

In the world His hands had made Born a stran- ger.


fore the Christ - mas day - break In the win - ter wea- ther.
Saint and An - gel, ox and ass, To hail the King of Glo - ry.

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YR3504v2

Comissioned by the choir of St Paul's United Methodist Church


Patrick Coyle, music director

Behold That Star! Thomas Talley


SATB and Piano
Arr. by Steven Milloy
Medium fast Pop-Gospel Shuffle

Be-hold, be-hold!

SA

Be - hold!

TB

Be - hold, be-hold!

3 3

Piano

SA

Be - hold that star, be - hold that

TB

Pno.

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star uh - (puh) yon - der! Be - hold that star, oh - oo-woh,

11

it is the star of Beth - le - hem. Oh - oo-woh! Be - hold that star,

11

14 you got - ta be - hold that


S.div. S. unis.

be - hold that star uh - (puh) yon - der!

you got - ta be - hold that


14

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17

SA

Be - hold that star, oh - oo-woh, it is the star of

TB

17

Pno.

20

Solo

There was no room found in the inn (nuh),

SA

Beth - le - hem. Oh - oo - woh,

TB

20

Pno.

23

Solo

no, for Him who was found

SA

it is the star of Beth - le - hem.

TB

23

Pno.

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26

free from sin, yeah, yeah. You must be - hold!

Oh - oo - woh, it is the star of Beth - le - hem, oh-oo-woh!

26

29

you got - ta be - hold that

Be - hold that star, be - hold that

you got - ta be - hold that


29

32

star uh - (puh) yon - der! Be - hold that star, oh - oo-woh,

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YR8700
from the Ukraine; Epiphany, holiday of January 6

Carol of the Bells SATB


Music by M. Leontovich
Ominous Ca. 60 Arranged by David Saladino
*
Soprano

Dong! Dong

Alto

Dong! Dong

Tenor

Dong! Hark how the bells sweet sil-ver bells all seem to say throw cares a-way Dong

Bass

Dong! Dong

cresc.
7 Ding

S.

Ding DongDingDong that is their song

Ding Dong Ding Dong

A.

Christ - mas is here bring - ing goodcheer to youngandold meek andthe bold Ding DongDingDong that is their song

T.
Ding Dong
Christ - mas is here bring - ing goodcheer to youngandold meek and the bold Ding DongDingDong that is their song

B.

Ding DongDing Dong that is theirsong

* Women should be divided into five parts with the


sustained D-naturals (lowest and highest notes), and
the sustained G-natural (top staff), sung more
transparently by assigning fewer singers to these
three parts.

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mp, cresc.
S.

with joy-fulring all car-ol-ing, One seems to hear words of goodcheer from ev - ry-where fill - ing the air,

mp, cresc.
A.

with joy-ful ring all car-ol-ing, One seems to hear words of good cheer from ev- ry - where fill - ing the air,

mp, cresc.
T.

Ding Dong
with joy-ful ring all car-ol-ing, One seems to hear words of good cheer from ev- ry - where fill - ing the air,

mp, cresc.

B.

with joy-fulring all car-ol-ing, One seems to hear words of good cheer from ev- ry - where fill - ing the air,

19

S.

Oh how they pound rais - ing the sound o'er hill and dale, tell- ing their tale, Gay- ly they ring while peo-ple sing

A.

Oh how they pound rais - ing the sound o'er hill and dale, tell- ing their tale, Gay- ly they ring while peo-ple sing

T.

Oh how they pound rais - ing the sound o'er hill and dale, tell- ing their tale, Gay- ly they ring while peo-ple sing

B.

Oh how they pound rais - ing the sound o'er hill and dale, tell- ing their tale, Gay- ly they ring while peo-ple sing

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cresc. cresc.
S.

songs of good cheer Christ-mas is here. Mer - ry mer - ry mer-ry mer-ry Christ - mas, Mer - ry mer - ry mer-ry

A.

songs of good cheer Christ-mas is here. Ding Ding Dong Ding

sempre mf
T.

songs of good cheer Christ-mas is here. Ding dong ding dong that is their song Ding dong ding dong
cresc. cresc.

B.

songs of good cheer Christ-mas is here. Mer - ry mer - ry mer-ry Christ - mas, Mer - ry mer - ry mer-ry

30 Ding Ding Dong.


S.

mer-ry Christ - mas On on they send on with-out end their joy-ful tone to ev-ry home, Christ-mas is here

A.

Ding Dong Ding ding


dong.

T.

that is their song Ding ding dong.

B.

Christ - - mas, Ding ding dong.

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with S. II

S.

bring- ing good cheer to young and old meek and the bold, Ding dong ding dong. that is their song with joy-ful ring

A. I with A. II

A.

to young and old meek and the bold, Ding dong ding dong. that is their song with joy-ful ring

T. I with T. II

T.

bring- ing good cheer to young and old meek and the bold, Ding dong ding dong. that is their song with joy-ful ring

B.I

B.

meek and the bold, Ding dong ding dong. that is their song with joy-ful ring

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S.

all car-ol-ing, One seems to hear words of good cheer from ev - ry where fill - ing the air, Oh how they

A.

all car-ol-ing, One seems to hear words of good cheer from ev - ry where fill - ing the air, Oh how they

T.

all car-ol-ing, One seems to hear words of good cheer from ev - ry where fill - ing the air, Oh how they

with B. II

B.

all car-ol-ing, One seems to hear words of good cheer from ev - ry where fill - ing the air, Oh how they

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YR6706

The Cherry Tree Carol


(When Joseph Was a-Walkin')
for 3-part S.A.B. choir & piano Appalachian Traditional
Moderato
S
arr. Jerald Thomas Hawhee (1996)

A.
solo opt.

When Jo - seph was a - walk - in' He heard an an-gel sing, "To - night there shall be

S.

Ooo
A.

born On earth our heav'n-ly king, To - night there shall be born On earth our heav'n-ly

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S.

Ooo Ooo

A.
all

king!" "He neith - er shall be born In hous - en nor in hall; Nor

B.

Lu lu lu lu lu lu lu...

13

S.

Lu lu lu lu... Ooo †

A.

in the place of par - a-dise But in an ox-es stall; Nor in the place of par - a-dise But

B.

Lu lu lu lu lu... Ooo

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S.

Lu
A.

in an ox-es stall!"

B.

"He

25

S.

lu lu lu lu lu lu lu lu lu... Ooo

A.

Ooo Ooo Ooo

B.

neith - er shall be cloth - Èd In pur - ple nor in pall; But all in fair white lin - en As

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S.

Lu lu lu Ooo Lu lu lu lu.
A.

Lu lu lu lu lu... Lu lu lu lu lu lu lu lu lu.

B.

wear the ba-bies all. But all in fair white lin - en As wear the ba-bies all."

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S. 3

"He neith-er shall be christ - en'd In white wine nor in red; But all in fair spring
A.

"He neith-er shall be christ - en'd In white wine nor in red; But with fair

B.

"He neith-er shall be christ - en'd In white wine nor in red; But all in spring

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YR3505v2

Comissioned by the Cincinnatti Men's Chorus


Patrick Coyle, artistic director

Children, Go Where I Send Thee


SATB and Piano Traditional spiritual
Adapted & arranged
by Steven Milloy
fast Big Band swing!

SA

Quartet

TB

SA

Choir Get

TB

Piano

SA

a mov - in'! Get a mov - in'! Get!

TB

Pno.

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cresc.
9

SA

Ya got t' get mov - in', b' - fore it is t' late! Chil - dren,
cresc.

TB

Pno. cresc.

13

SA

go where I send thee. How shall I send thee?

TB

I'm
13

Pno.

17

SA

One f' th' lid' - l bid-dy ba - by that's

TB

gon-na send thee one bah one.


17

Pno.

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21 born, yes,

SA

born, born, born in Beth - le-hem. Chil - dren,

TB

Born, born, yes,


21

Pno.

25

SA

go where I send thee. How shall I send thee? I'm

TB

Go where I send thee.


25

Pno.

29

SA

gon - na send thee two bah two. One

TB

Two for Paul an' Sil - as!


29

Pno.

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33 born, yes,

SA

f' th' lid' - l bid-dy ba - by that's born, born, born

TB

Born, born, yes,


33

Pno.

37

SA

in Beth - le-hem. Chil - dren, go where I send thee. How

TB

37

Pno.

41

SA

shall I send thee? I'm gon- na send three

TB

I'm gon-na send thee three bah three.


41

Pno.

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YR5505

HARK! (IN 7/8)


SATB a cappella

Arr. by Steven Landau Music by Felix Mendelssohn


= 150 Text by Charles Wesley
S.

Hark the her- ald an- gels sing

A.

Hark the her- ald an- gels sing

T.

Hark the her - ald an - gels sing_

B.

bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm

Glo- ry to the new born king! Peace on Earth, and mer- cy mild. God and sin- ners

Glo- ry to the new born king! Peace on Earth, and mer- cy mild. God and sin- ners

Glo - ry to the new born king! Peace on Earth, and mer - cy mile. God and sin - ners

re- con- ciled. Joy- ful all ye na- tions rise. Join the tri- umph

re- con- ciled. Joy- ful all ye na- tions rise. Join the tri- umph

re - con - ciled. Joy - ful all ye na - tions rise. Join the tri - umph

10

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of the skies. With an- ge- lic hosts pro- claim, Christ is born in Beth- le- hem.

of the skies. With an- gel- ic hosts- pro- claim, Christ is born in Beth- le- hem

of the skies. With an- gel- ic hosts pro- claim, Christ is born in Beth- le- hem.

14 With an- gel - ic hosts pro- claim Christ is born in Beth- le- hem

Hark! the her- ald an- gels sing Glo- ry to the new born, Glo- ry to the

Hark! the her - ald ang - els sing Glo - ry to the new born Glo - ry to the

Hark! the her- ald an- gels sing Glo- ry to the new born Glo- ry to the

19 Hark! the her - ald an - gel sing Glo - ry to the new born king. Glo- ry to the

new born king! Christ, by high - est heav'n a-dored; Christ, the ev - er last - ing Lord!

new born King! Christ, by high - est heav'n a - dored; Christ, the ev - er last - ing Lord!

new born king! Christ, by high - est heav'n a - dored; Christ, the ev - er last - ing Lord!

24 new born king! Christ, by high - est heav'n a - dored; Christ, the ev - ver last - ing Lord!
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Late in time be - hold him come, Off - spring of the

Late in time be - hold him come Off - spring of the

Late in time be - hold him come, Off - spring of the

29 Late in time be - hold him come Off - spring of the

Vir - gin's womb. Veiled in flesh the God - head

Vir - gin's womb. Hail

Vir - gin's womb. Veiled in flesh the God - head see

32 Vir - gin's womb. Hail

see Hail Pleased as man with

Hail th'in - car - nate De - i - ty, Pleased as man with

Hail th'in - car - nate De - i - ty, Pleased as man with

35 Hail, Hail, Pleased as man with


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man to dwell, Je - sus our Em - man - u - el,

man to dwell, Je - sus our Em - man - u - el,

man to dwell, Je - sus our Em - man - u - el,

38 man to dwell, Je - sus our Em - man - u - el,

Hark! the an - gels sing, "Glo - ry to the

Hark!_ the an - gels sing, "Glo - ry to the

Hark the her - ald an - gels sing, "Glo - ry to the

41 Hark! "Glo - ry to the

new - born King."

new - born King."

new - born King."

44 King." Bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm bm
YR2806P

for Laurie and Dennis Hahn, Amelia's godparents

In the Town
French Carol, adapted J. Wm. Greene arr. J. William Greene

SATB and Soloists

very freely, improvisatory

Cornet 6 slowly speeding up


Organ Reduction lightly articulate, except where otherwise marked

Soothing

SATB Solo (Joseph)

1. Take heart, the jour - ney's

5 moderate dance tempo (one beat per bar)


Trumpet 8' (with mutations?)

simile

simile
Manual
Light Reed 8' (or 8', 4', 2 2/3')

*Alternate Lever Harp part available

Performance Notes:
This piece could be performed with some simple staging, perhaps with the Mary and Joseph soloists entering from one side or the other of the
performance space, or with the two soloists placed in front of the choir itself, perhaps making use of some dramatic gestures. The Harp/Piano part
provides both texture and atmosphere and is an important part of the overall texture.

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9

SATB

end - ed: I see the twin - kling lights, where we shall be be -


9

13
Solo (Mary)

Now praise the Lord that


SATB

friend - ed On this the night of nights.


lightly detached
13
8', (2')

more smoothly

17

led us So safe - ly to the town, Where they will feed and


SATB

17
140 -12-

folk to-night are stran - ger Than ass - es are and cows.
Comforting
SATB Tenor and Bass
divisi

9. Take heart, take heart, sweet


140 Trumpet 8'

original accompaniment
145 (coupled to Pedal?) (Light 16' possible)

SATB

Mar - y, The cat - tle are our friends: Lie down, lie down, sweet
145

149 Soprano and Alto

Now praise the Lord that


SATB

Mar - y, For here the jour - ney ends.


149
153 divisi -13-

found me This shel - ter in the town, Where


SATB

divisi
153

156 hold back

I with friends a - round me May lay my bur - den


SATB

156 hold back

159
original tempo

down.
SATB

slowing
159 original tempo

( )
YR3503v2
Comissioned by the Cincinatti Men's Chorus,
Patrick Coyle, Artistic Director Traditional Spiritual,

Mary Had a Baby SATB and Piano


with new words
and music
by Steven Milloy

Piano

with pedal

SA

Ma - ry had a ba - by,

TB

Ma - ry had a ba - by.
5

Pno.

SA

Ma - ry had a ba - by, yes, Lord. The peo - ple keep a - 'com - in' and the

TB

Pno.

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12

SA

train has gone. How

TB

12

Pno.

15

SA

could it be that on a star-ry night.. Yes, Lord.

TB

a
15

Pno.

19

SA

Yes, Lord!

TB

mir - a - cle would hap - pen that would fiil this world with light.
19

Pno.

2
22

SA

Ma - ry had a ba - by.

TB

Yes, Lord.
22

Pno.

25

SA

Yes, Lord. Ma-ry had a ba - by. Yes, Lord. The

TB

Ma - ry had a ba - by.
25

Pno.

29

SA

peo - ple keep a - 'com - in' and the train has gone.

TB

29

Pno.

3
32

SA

For in a hay filled man - ger or a roc - ky cave..

TB

32

Pno.

35

SA

Yes, Lord.

TB

a babe was born in Beth-le-hem, our souls to save.


35

Pno.

39

SA

Yes, Lord! Ma - ry had a ba - by.

TB

39 L.H.

Pno.

4
YR7700

O Tannenbaum
("O Christmas Tree")

17 C. German carol
= 70
Arranged by
Glenn Carlos
= 84

12

16 = 84

Tan - nen - baum, O Tan - nen - baum wie treu sind dei - ne Blät - ter! O

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Tan - nen -baum, O Tan - nen - baum wie treu sind dei - ne Blät - ter! Du

24

grünst nicht nur zur Som - mer - zeit, nein auch im Win - ter, wenn es schneit. O

28

Tan - nen -baum, O Tan - nen - baum wie treu sind dei - ne Blät - ter.

Christmas Tree 2
32

38 = 76

Oh Christ mas
- Tree, Oh Christ- mas Tree, thou hast a won-drous

= 76

43

mes - sage. Oh Christ- masTree, Oh Christ-masTree, thou hast a won -drous mes - sage. Thou

Christmas Tree 3
48

dostpro-claim the Sav-ior's birth. Good will to all and peace on earth. Oh Christ- mas tree, Oh

53

Christ- masTree, thou hast a won - drous mes - sage

58

Thou hast a won- drous mes - sage._________________________________

= 76

Christmas Tree 4