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“Five from the Folder: Holiday SATB” by Lisa Larsen

[EDITOR'S NOTE: It's never too early to program.  With the spring semester in full swing, your next semester includes the Christmas season.  Here's something to start that thinking.]
Alfred Burt Carols, Alfred Burt,  Shawnee Press, #35000402
Wonderful a cappella carols. Best known: Caroling, Caroling
There Shall a Star from Jacob, Mendelssohn, Carl Fischer #CM6228
SATB Beautiful warm melody, dramatic middle section, calm ending.
The Sleigh (a la Russe), Kountz,arr. Riegger,G Schirmer SATB #50297660
Spirited up tempo piece about a sleighride. Great teaching song.
Peaceful Silent Night, Ruth E. Schram, Brilee, 2 pt or SATB #BL106
Student fav Silent Night in 4/4 w/partner song. Wonderful candlelight processional.
The Bells, Frank Ahrold, text.  E.A. Poe, Alfred #FEC09729X
Great lyrics “Tintinabulation of the bells” and quick tempo make this fun to sing.
(“Five from the Folder” provides brief, text-length reviews of vocal works currently in the folders of choral directors throughout the United States.  To share five from your folder, contact Scott Dorsey at