Composer:   Guillaume Costeley
Arranger:   Edited by Emily Crocker
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   HL 08596734
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Paula Holmberg
Minnetonka High School 2004
R&R Chair High School Choirs

One of over 100 chansons composed by the French composer Costeley, this Christmas piece would be a delightful selection for a December program. Emily Crocker has included an English text, but the French is not too difficult for a high school choir. Students find the alternating homophonic and imitative phrases challenging and fun. The ranges are moderate, except for a couple of light, high Gs for the tenors. Add a few altos and everybody will enjoy the accomplishment of this charming chanson.