Composer:   traditional English carol
Arranger:   Howard Helvey
Publisher:   Beckenhorst Press
Edition:   BP1509
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Mike Ellingsen
Trinity Lutheran, Blue Earth 2006
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This is a delightful setting for one piano four-hands and choir. In addition to serving as organist and choirmaster of Calvary Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Helvey regularly collaborates in concerts and recordings of four-hand piano literature. The energetic accompaniment reflects his skill in that medium. A light rhythmic touch is needed by the choir to stay on top of the 6/8 meter. Voice leading and ranges are friendly. Bursting with joy, this traditional English choir anthem absolutely dances from beginning to end. This selection sounds harder than it really is, and is a ton of fun to sing.