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A Child is Born in Bethlehem

‘A Child is Born in Bethlehem’ is an adaption of the original Gregorian chant and text and is arranged for SSA choir with piano accompaniment. The carol was revised in 2021 and begins with the melody sung in unison, with division of parts in verses two and three. The early-music atmosphere is captured through techniques such as drone and canon as well the Dorian mode melody. The opening melody is simple, and this offers an opportunity to combine developing choirs with more advanced singers (or choirs) to help with the more challenging part writing in verses two and three.

Duration

4 minutes

Style

Carol

Level

Medium to Advanced

Parts

SSA

Revised

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Behold the Star

Words and music by Heather Percy, this carol features a lyrical melody over the well known I – vi – IV – V chord progression with some extra added harmonic and rhythmic twists to keep everyone on their toes. Composed for two-part treble choir with piano accompaniment, it begins in unison and builds to a climax in the last verse with the addition of a descant and a stride style bass part in the piano accompaniment. There is a broad pitch range in the melody. This is a majestic and impressive carol, well suited to a formal carol service or concert. ‘Behold the Star’ is published by Mark O’Leary Publishing, Melbourne.

Duration

2 minutes 20 seconds

Style

Carol

Level

Developing treble choir

Parts

S + Descant

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In Bethlehem that Noble Place

This is a newly composed carol using an old text by James Ryman. This carol is rhythmically vibrant and irregular in metre, following the natural accents of the chant-style melody. Composed for SATB choir with organ (or piano) accompaniment it features a modal chant style melody sung in unison that recurs throughout. Fast paced with frequently changing time signatures, this is a frolicking carol with lush harmonies, canonic sections and dissonance. Described as showing elements of Mathias.

This work has also been arranged for SSA choir.

Duration

4 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Carol

Level

Developing to Advanced SATB choir

Parts

SATB/SSA

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Lullaby

I was inspired to compose a piece of music after the birth of my first and only child, and this is the result.  ‘Lullaby’ is harmonically rich  - some might say ‘shmultzy’ - and lyrically driven, with the major 7th interval prominent.  ‘Lullaby’ can also be sung as a Christmas carol and is a perfect piece for a formal Carol Service.

Duration

2 minutes 20 seconds

Style

Carol/Lullaby

Level

Advanced Treble Choir

Parts

SSA

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Silent Night

Newly composed, this version of the famous lyrics by Joseph Mohr is for SSA or SATB choir with piano accompaniment. Beginning in unison the choir divides further as each new verse begins. There are lush harmonies and some subtle harmonic tweaks, adding interest and variety to the music. This composition retains the serene quality of the well-known and traditional version of ‘Silent Night’. ‘Silent Night’ is published by Mark O’Leary Publishing, Melbourne

Duration

3 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Carol

Level

Developing to advanced SSA Choir

Parts

SSA/SATB

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The Wise Men of the East

A new Christmas Carol by Heather Percy that combines unison and two-part singing with piano accompaniment.  The frequent harmonic shifts to unexpected keys and lyrical melody help relay the mystique of the Wise Men’s journey to Bethlehem. This Carol contrasts greatly with traditional Christmas carols and will a great addition to your Christmas/end of year concert. There are some musical challenges, particularly in the refrain, making this Carol more suited to a more experienced treble choir.

Duration

4 minutes

Style

Carol

Level

Developing to advanced treble choir

Parts

SA

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Wartime Christmas

‘The Trees’ for SA choir with piano accompaniment, is a musical setting of the wonderful Philip Larkin poem. The song combines unison singing and part singing and includes frequent dissonant intervals. The lyrical melody and challenging rhythms are supported by a rich harmonic palette.

Duration

3 minutes 20 seconds

Style

Carol

Level

Developing choir

Parts

Unison/SA