Compiled and edited by Jerry Rubino
"Three of these 16 pieces are by American composers, the remainder arrangements and even when of well-known European repertoire . . . there is a pronounced American flavour in the harmonies: jazz, gospel and Broadway are not far away. Obviously appropriate when applied to North American folk carols and spirituals, the arrangements are skilfully enough done to feel right when applied to the whole repertoire . . . Canadian readers will be pleased by Sarah Quartel's atmospheric setting of the Huron Carol. Of the new pieces, Libby Larsen's A simple Gloria is most striking quiet and serene, as appropriate for the Christmas message of the angels: peace on
earth." - Stephen Patterson, Church Music Quarterly Sept 13
Libby Larsen: A Simple Gloria
Phil Mattson: Away in a manger
Randy Crenshaw: Children, go where I send thee
Mark Sirett: D'où viens-tu bergère?
Rosephanye Powell: Go, tell it on the mountain
Jerry Rubino: Hark! the herald-angels sing
Sarah Quartel: Huron Carol
Kevin Robison: I saw three ships
Steve Zegree: Joy to the world!
Mack Wilberg: Lullee, lullai, lullo, lullabye
Paul Langford: O Holy Night!
Robert L. Jefferson: Oh, What a Wonderful Child
Bob Krogstad: On Christmas night (Sussex Carol)
Carol Barnett: Shepherds, Rejoice!
Paul Johnson: Silent Night
James Bassi: The blasts of chill December