Caroling Fantasy [level: Easy] arr. B. Wayne Bisbee: Bio and other works
voicing: SATB or SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1041
| price: $2.50
accompaniment: piano, flute, handbells, perc. INSTRUMENT PARTS: FREE Download View PDF Perusal Score HERE
Composer Bisbee has created a festive and clever medley of The First Noel, Sing Nowell, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, and Have a Merry Christmas. An aleatoric rendering of the latter greeting leads to the final dramatic phrase: “And a happy new year.” Throughout, a sprightly flute part decorates the melodies; the piano adds great rhythmic and harmonic support; the handbells add elegance with their special ring; and the drum and triangle add rhythmic emphasis and sparkle. The versatile arrangement can be sung by treble choirs and/or by mixed voices. This piece is a great choice for concluding a holiday concert, perhaps with more than one choir combining forces.