for SATB unaccompanied Setting a contemporary poem by Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Heart-in-Waiting is a rich, expressive carol with sonorous chords and a deep, rich sound. Ideal for mixed-voice choirs looking for an evocative addition to the Christmas repertory.
Bob Chilcott (b.1955)
"Of all the Christmas pieces I've been sent so far, this is the one that has stood out: I'll definitely be foisting it on my choir for this year's carol service. Kevin Crossley-Holland's icy, bracing text has provided ample inspiration for Chilcott, who has created a carol that is at once beautiful and faintly unsettling . . . The most magical moment for me is the return of the original melody on page 7, a moment to make the members of your congregation hold their breath." - Jonathan Wikeley, Music Teacher, Sept 09