For Unto Us A Child Is Born
Christmas Carol for SATB and Tambourine. BSM0053.
English Text. Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
Commissioned by St. Thomas Episcopal Parish Choir, Cincinnati, OH.
Carlton Monroe, conductor.
For Unto Us A Child Is Born is a Christmas Carol based on the famous text set by Handel in his immortal Messiah. This setting is for a cappella mixed chorus and tambourine. It is filled with excited rhythms hung around changing meters and hocketing choral sections which gives the work and excited, almost ecstatic verve.