GARLAND OF HYMNS AND CAROLS - Sheet Music book

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GARLAND OF HYMNS AND CAROLS - Sheet Music book

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choral a cappella or with instruments, solo voices accompanied
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Description

Sarah Meneely-Kyder’s “A Garland of Hymns and Carols” owes its origins to the composer’s charming custom of appending miniature scores of her Christmas music—and in some cases, her poetry—to greeting cards intended for family and friends. Illustrated by her husband, artist Wayne Kyder, these cards became a family tradition. Realizing that she had accumulated a substantial body of work, and wishing to emphasize to her family that, yes, this was actual, performable music, she decided to produce a recording of the complete series.

The album is available on iTunes, Spotify, and other digital services, recorded by Voce, an inspiring chorus based in Hartford, CT, Mark Singleton, Artistic Director.

Hear the album on iTunes, Spotify, etc. 

 

Comments

Works are for mixed choir, and other combinations of voices and instruments. If performed in its entirety, the collection is a full evening program of 60+ minutes. Each of the 20 movements is from 2 to 4 minutes duration each.  Individual movements may be requested/purchased separately. 

 

Table of Contents
Lyrics by the composer unless otherwise noted
1. Dona Nobis Pacem __ SSSTTT 
2. Little Seed of Brilliant Light __ SATB 
3. How Shall I Plant my Garden __ SA,org 
4. In the Bleak Midwinter (Christina Rossetti) __ SATB 
5. The Nomad (Gary Fountain) __ SA,ob,bsn,org 
6. Song of Mary __ T solo 
7. Lo, How a Rose (German 15th century) __ SATB 
8. It is Thou ___ Mezzo-Sop, Tenor, tubular bells 
9. Father, a Perfect Soul is Born ___Med. voice, ob, pf 
10. Lord Jesus is His Name __ SATB 
11. The Snow Lay on the Ground (Traditional English Carol)
Mezzo-Soprano choir (or 4 solo singers)
12. Little Child ___women’s chorus, ob, cl 
13. Christ is Born in Bethlehem ____SSSTTT 
14. How Softly Breathes Your Little Child (lines from Kenneth Patchen
poem, I Have Lighted the Candles, Mary)___2 Sop, pf 
15. Christmas Lullaby (Gary Fountain) ___women’s chorus, fl, org 
16. Silent Night (Joseph Möhr) __ SATB 
17. Hush ___ AAAATBB 
18. Little Town of Bethlehem (Phillip Brooks ) __ SATB 
19. Song of Mary-reprise __ SATB, harp 
20. Sing a Song of Christmas ___women’s chorus, 5-part strings

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Text Language - Non English

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choral a cappella
choral accompanied
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Instrument
chorus mixed (SATB) , chorus women , chorus children or treble voices , Mezzo-Soprano

Files & Media

Audio
meneelygarlandexcerpts.mp3
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$36.50 complete sheet music collection
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