Gifted composer Pepper Choplin is widely celebrated for creating refreshingly different, original anthems that resonate with traditional folk qualities. Inspired by his best-selling Appalachian-style anthem of the same name (10/3751L), Choplin has crafted a stylized Christmas cantata that is unique, unusual, and yet somehow very comfortable and compatible. It is easily accessible to smaller choirs while also being musically intriguing for larger programs—the perfect way to celebrate the simplicity of Christmas! The instrumentation—a few winds, strings, percussion, and the option of several authentic Appalachian instruments—establishes an undeniable blend of simplicity and strength. Optional scriptural narrations are provided, and the available accompaniment CD will allow churches of all sizes and means to experience this distinctive seasonal presentation.
SATB, Piano with Optional Orchestra, Accompaniment CD