What Child Is This?

...for Gaudeamus...

Arr.: Halley, Paul (born in 1952) [Canada]


Text by Chatterton Dix, William (1837-1898) (1865)

Dix, William Chatterton (1837-1898) [Great Britain] (1865)
Edition
Published by Pelagos Incorporated [USA] , 2001
Ref. : PEL2038  (9 p.)
Type of material: Full score
Copyright : Paul Halley - 2001 Back Alley Music (ASCAP)
Description
Text in: English
Epoque: 21th century (2000-2009)
Genre-Style-Form: Sacred ; Christmas carol ; Anthem
Mood of the piece: moderate
Type of Choir: SSATB (5 mixed voices)
Instrumentation: Organ
Instruments: Organ (1)
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 4
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): C
Tonality: E minor
Duration: 3.5 min.
Liturgical Use: Christmas
Data about the life of the work: What Child Is This? was arranged by Paul Halley for his semi-professional choral ensemble, Gaudeamus, in 2001 for the Christmas Angelicus concert series. The traditional English melody and William Chatterton Dix's familiar text are presented in a fresh and dazzling new arrangement, with harmonies that are unmistakably jazz-inspired. The effect is rich and majestic, with an ethereal ending.
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