for SATB and organ or string orchestra This piece features a lovely modal tune in a folk lullaby perfect for Christmas. The verses alternate between rich four-part and unison voices (or solos), and the choruses end in warm-hued, velvety major chords. The carol rises nicely to a climax, the chorus breaking into shining five-part harmonies. Material for string orchestra is available on hire.
Mack Wilberg was appointed Music Director of the Mormon 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 Mormon 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.