for SATB and piano or organ, or orchestraIn this exuberant carol, Gordon Thornett gives a fresh twist to the words of the traditional English carol 'The first Nowell'. Easy, and with infectious rhythms and a catchy, hummable tune, this is a carol to set alight any carol service or concert.Orchestral material is available on hire.
Gordon Thornett (b.1942)
"This is a refreshing addition to the long British tradition of merry Christmas carols . . . The 7/8 barring skilfully allows enhancement of the natural rhythms of the words in this new version of 'The first nowell' . . . Conductors will be tempted with a setting that is both relaxed in effect and rewarding of the careful preparation needed." - Howard Layfield, Masteringsinger Summer 06