Composer:   Paul Carey
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   0-19-386829-6
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied


Jamye Casperson
McGuire Middle School 2006
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

The composer has used a beautiful William Blake poem along with changing meters and a simple yet supportive piano part to create a wonderful Christmas piece. This piece does have a sacred title, but it is not too much for a public school setting. The soprano part is a little challenging with a middle section that stays between an octave above middle C to high G. This piece also has a very unique ending that adds to its appeal. This piece is well suited to a more advanced treble ensemble of middle school voices.