CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS by Peter Lawson
New and interesting carols by Peter Lawson.
All of these carols can be performed either with orchestral accompaniment or with piano (or organ). They are available as Vocal Scores with Piano (or organ) accompaniment in four different versions: Mixed Voice Choir (SATB), Mixed Voice Choir (SA+Men) with one stave of male voices for choirs with a shortage of men, with the male voices in the baritone range, Upper Voice Choir (SSA) or Male Voice Choir (TTBB). The orchestral score and parts are also available and are the same for all choir versions. The sequences can be performed as a whole or each carol individually.
STAR OF BETHLEHEM is a set of three carols: "Star of Bethlehem", "A Wondrous Night" and "Come, Let's Gather Mistletoe" lasting around 12 minutes.
MARY'S PRAYER is an unusual and beautifully simple, direct carol, recalling the Angel Gabriel’s message to the Virgin Mary that she was chosen to bear God’s son, who would be named Jesus. Her prayer forms the chorus.
THIS BRIGHTEST OF DAYS! is a rousing, uplifting carol, rich in dramatic contrast of music in joyous praise of the events surrounding the holy birth that Christmas morning, alternating with tender sections referring to the serenity of the stable in Bethlehem.
A BED OF HAY is a set of seven carols composed by Peter Lawson with words by Katherine Hayes. They are: "A Bed of Hay"; "Shepherds' Carol"; "Domine, Adoro Te"; "Christ is here, Holy Year"; "This Happy Night"; "The Night Wind is Cold"; "Hodie! Christus Natus est"
The carols are available as a set of seven and also available singly in each of the different voice versions.
Click on the individual titles below to see the scores and hear computer-generated performances.
(The Orchestra versions sound the best! SATB choir and orchestra)