Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Russian folk song
Arranger:   Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
Publisher:   Carl Fischer
Edition:   CM7116
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Patricia Kasarow
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter 1998
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

This SATB work for a cappella chorus is a spirited arrangement of a Russian folk song. It tells the story of Kolyada, who comes on Christmas eve and leaves presents of cakes at village home windows in preparation for Christmas Day. A lively arrangement with several ostinato tenor and bass lines and narrow ranges for all parts. It is very accessible.