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An American Christmas
Editor:  Jerry Rubino
Subtitle: 16 carols and carol arrangements from North America
Part/Version: Vocal score
Forces or Category: SATB (with occasional divisions) & piano/unaccompanied
Details: for SATB accompanied and unaccompanied
Showcasing the talents of some of North America's best choral arrangers and composers, An American Christmas presents sixteen yuletide treats that are guaranteed to add zest to any choir's festivities.
Orchestration: Huron Carol: fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, str
The blasts of chill December: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bsn, 2hn, 2tpt, tbn, perc, str
On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol): fl, ob, 2hn, 2tpt, btbn, perc+timp, drum kit, str
O holy night!: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bsn, 2hn, 3tpt, 2tbn, btbn, tba, timp, perc, pno, str
Selling points: 
  • Favourite carols, including 'Silent night', 'Joy to the world!', and 'I saw three ships', each arranged with a sparkling American twist
  • Outstanding original works by James Bassi, Libby Larsen, and Mack Wilberg
  • Composers and arrangers from across the USA and Canada
  • A glittering array of styles, including gospel, country, blues, and jazz
  • Accompanied and unaccompanied settings, with opportunities for soloists
  • Practical performance notes on each piece
  • Orchestral material available on hire/rental for some carols
Contents:  Libby Larsen: A Simple Gloria
Phil Mattson: Away in a manger
Randy Crenshaw: Children, go where I send thee
Mark Sirett: D'où viens-tu bergère?
Rosephanye Powell: Go, tell it on the mountain
Jerry Rubino: Hark! the herald-angels sing
Sarah Quartel: Huron Carol
Kevin Robison: I saw three ships
Steve Zegree: Joy to the world!
Mack Wilberg: Lullee, lullai, lullo, lullabye
Paul Langford: O Holy Night!
Robert L. Jefferson: Oh, What a Wonderful Child
Bob Krogstad: On Christmas night (Sussex Carol)
Carol Barnett: Shepherds, Rejoice!
Paul Johnson: Silent Night
James Bassi: The blasts of chill December
Short Description:
Publication Date: Jan 31 2013
Level of Difficulty: B-C
Trim Size:249x174
Number of pages:128
An American Christmas
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OUP Levels of Difficulty:

  • 'A-B' to' Very easy to Easy'
  • A = Very Easy
  • B = Easy
  • C = Moderately Difficult
  • D = Difficult.

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