for SATB and keyboard or orchestra
This is a reflective and beautiful arrangement of the classic Christmas carol by Holst. Wilberg underpins the well-loved melody with luscious, romantic harmonies, including moments of exquisite chromaticism. This wonderful carol would make an ideal choice for any Christmas service or concert and will strike chords with choirs and audiences alike.
Mack Wilberg was appointed Music Director of The Tabernacle Choir in 2008, having served as Associate Music Director since 1999. He is a former professor of music at Brigham Young University, where he received his bachelor's degree; his master's and doctoral degrees are from the University of Southern California. Alongside Wilberg's conducting responsibilities he is active as a pianist, choral clinician, composer, arranger, and guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to the many compositions he has written for The Tabernacle Choir, his works have been performed by artists such as Renee Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, Rolando Villazon, Deborah Voigt, and The King's Singers. Wilberg's arrangements and compositions are performed and recorded all over the world.