Created by Michael W Smith, David Hamilton, and Don Cason
Arranged and orchestrated by David Hamilton
Voicing: SATB with vocal ensemble, children’s choir Difficulty Level: Medium 20 Minutes
Celebrate the glory of Christmas with this tremendous four-song collection / mini-musical featuring songs from Michael W. Smith’s It’s a Wonderful Christmas, arranged by David Hamilton. These stirring musical selections - created for performance by SATB choir, vocal ensemble, and children’s choir - are woven together with short narrations that move from the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy to the miracle of Christ’s birth and close with a celebration around the manger with all of creation. Hamilton has modified the actual orchestrations from Smith’s recording for use by churches, but the inspiring recorded accompaniment track is performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic. Use this suite as part of a Christmas program or as a separate performance piece.
Song Titles: The Promise; Son of God; Sing Noel, Sing Hallelujah; Christmas Angels (The titles are also available as separate anthems with Accompaniment CDs and Orchestration PDF file on a CD-ROM)
Available Products: SATB Choral Book; Listening CD; Accompaniment CD (multiple mixes provided, incorporating various vocal levels for adult and children’s choir); Rehearsal Track CD’s; Bulk CD’s (Pak of 10); Orchestration CD-ROM (PDF); CD Preview Pak; Keyboard String Reduction; Keyboard Brass Reduction