for SATB and piano four hands or orchestra In an upbeat march in 2/4 meter (the orchestral version starts with a snare drum) the choir lifts off in the bright key of D major. Lightly, and with lots of bounce, the voices celebrate the birth of the Saviour by imitating the leaps and accents of trumpets. Orchestral material is available on hire.
Arranged by Mack Wilberg (b.1955)
"If you are looking for a show-stopper for your Christmas concert, look no further... This straightforward and tuneful piece would bring down the curtain with a veritable whoosh of Christmas spirit - and no tinsel or snow to be seen. Well worth pursuing." - Music Teacher, Oct 07
"Operating on the Bolero principle of a quasi-ostinato growing inexorably to a massive climax, the arrangement gives a vivid picture of a procession starting out in the distance, and getting closer and closer 'to bring the world a newborn King!'. The little French carol on which it is based has grown into a pageant. The Organ, November 07"