Holiday Music

An Olde Yuletide Suite

A five movement suite setting of old carols in archaic styles, featuring antiphonal Brass in the outer movements. 1997.

Movements can be played separately, but only the complete suite is available for rental.

(*2-*3-0-2) (4-3-3-1) (tmp.+3) Stgs.

  1. Canzona Antiphonal setting in the style of Gabrielli, of German carol "While Shepherds Watched"
  2. Dance Two settings of "Ding Dong, Merrily on High"
  3. Lullaby Setting of "Infant Holy, Infant Mild"
  4. Chorale Brass Chorale followed by chorale interpolation (prelude) of "Von Himmel Hoch"
  5. Postlude Original music for brass and percussion in 16th century Venetian antiphonal style.

  • 1. Canzona

  • 2. Dance

  • 3. Lullaby

  • 4. Chorale

  • 5. Postlude

Yuletide Dances

(7 minutes)

A lively suite of original dances for Yuletide, set in various styles from the Renaissance to the present. Includes hidden phrases of familiar carols, and the last movement, Children's Dance morphs its way into a setting of the Sussex Carol. 1997 Individual sections are NOT designed to be played separately.

(*3-*3-2-2) (4-3-3-1) (timp+4+harp) Stgs. 

l.  The Holly and the Myrrh
2. The Cherub and the Royal March
3. Children's Dance 'Round the Tree

 

  • Yuletide Dances

Variations on “In Dulce Jubilo”

Six variations on the old Latin hymn, highlighted by a vibrant dance as well as an extended violin cadenza. 1998

(*3-2-2-2) (4-3-3-1) (tmp+3) Stgs.

(12 minutes)

  • In dulci jubilo

A Chanukah Celebration

(13 minutes)

A work that portrays both the celebratory and the poignant side of this holiday. (1993)
(*3-*3-2-2) (4-3-3-1)(tmp.+3+harp) Stgs.

I. Hymn: Maoz Tsur        

II. Dances:                           Chanukah, O Chanukah,        Haya, Hayo

III. Hatikvah

Note that movements I and II can be played/rented separately; they work well individually or as a whole.

 

  • Hymn: Maoz Tsur

  • Dances: Chanukah, O Chanukah, Haya, Hayo

  • Hatikvah

A Fantasy of Carols

(12 minutes)

A musical reminiscence of a childhood Christmas. ~Commissioned by the North Carolina Symphony (1989)

(*3-*3-2-2) (4-3-3-1) (tmp.+3) Stgs. This piece includes:                           

O Come Emmanuel
Lo, How a Rose...
I Saw Three Ships
Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
In dulci jubilo
The Cradle Song