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HOLST, Gustav (arranged by Peter Lawson)
Goodmusic Concert Chorals Series GMCH012

Catalogue Number: GMCH012

Difficulty level: E What's this?

ISMN: 9790222285675

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Four Holst Carols  Pack image
2 Flutes (2nd db. piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion (4 players: Clash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbals, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Snare Drum, Tam-tam, Tambourine, Tubular bells, Bass Drum)
Harp (or Keyboard)
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)
Choir - either SATB, SSA, TTBB or SA/Men

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER [5 minutes], PERSONENT HODIE [3 minutes], LULLAY MY LIKING [3 minutes], MASTERS IN THIS HALL [3½ minutes].
These four carols, written or originally arranged by Gustav Holst, have all become well-known as congregational carols. Peter Lawson has arranged them so that they are more of a choir concert item with optional orchestral accompaniment. Rather than keeping each verse and chorus the same, the carols have been "through arranged", often with key changes which also enables the melody to be passed to other voices, adding more interest to some wonderful old favourites. In Personent hodie there is a new singable English translation by Peter Lawson. The Four Holst Carols can be performed as a set or individually.
There are four different choral versions of this work available separately, all fit this orchestral accompaniment though the orchestral score shows the SATB version. No choral copies are included with the orchestral pack. These carols can be performed without orchestra with either piano or organ accompaniment using the vocal scores listed below.
Mixed Voice Choir (SATB) see Catalogue number GM081
Upper Voice Choir (SSA) see Catalogue number GM082
Male Voice Choir (TTBB) see Catalogue number GM083
Mixed Voice Choir (SA+Men) see Catalogue number GM084

Duration 15 minutes
A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.

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