SIMPLY . . . THE BEST CHRISTMAS, VOLUME 2
Arranged by Lari Goss, Mark McClure and Robert Sterling
Based on the original arrangements by Lari Goss, Bruce Greer and Robert Sterling
With the weekly demands of providing music for corporate worship, choirs need an easy solution for quality worship music. Music ministries need arrangements that provide options for performance, conserve rehearsal time, and are consistent with the same style and integrity of the selections already at use in their program. Simply . . . the Best is that solution: an easy-to-sing booklet with three proven anthems re-arranged to maximize rehearsal efficiency. The songs are familiar and the parts are easy enough to learn in as little as one rehearsal. Simply . . . the Best arrangements are even crafted to work when there are no men available to sing, creating flexibility and the option for a women’s-only choir.
An exclusive benefit of the Simply… the Best series is the “Virtual Accompanist” trax (included on the CD accompaniment trax.) The “Virtual Accompanist” trax includes the women’s parts being sung and played on the left channel and men’s voice parts being sung and played on the right. By panning the trax to either side, you can let each section hear its parts separately.
The sixth booklet in this series includes three worshipful Christmas songs that have been simplified by arrangers, Lari Goss, Mark McClure and Robert Sterling. Each new simplified version is based on the original best-selling arrangement so it maintains the same quality that made it a best seller throughout the years.
Whether you sing all three songs together or on separate occasions, with live accompaniment or with the split track accompaniment CD, this series is a simple solution to encourage choirs to lift their voices in praise. No choir is too small or too large to benefit from the practical arrangements and the new trax features of Simply . . . the Best.
Song Titles: Celtic Christmas Celebration (Goss) ? Mary, Did You Know? (McClure) ? Come, Emmanuel (Sterling)
- Simplified vocal and piano accompaniment parts from previously-released best-selling anthems
· CD accompaniment trax features: split-trax, “Virtual Accompanist” trax, and demonstration recording
- Orchestrations for each anthem are available separately
- Value-priced booklet and value-added CD Choral Trax with “Virtual Accompanist” trax
Difficulty Level: Easy
Voicing: SATB (opt. SA only)
Performance Length: Approx. 13 minutes
Available: May 2006