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Christmas Music with Organ

I am looking for SATB and SSA christmas music with organ accompaniment. The SATB music can be any difficulty and SSA needs to be moderately easy if at all possible. Thanks in advance!
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on September 27, 2013 10:06am
May I humbly suggest my setting of The Lamb.  It has organ accompaniment and calls for flute & clarinet as obbligato instruments, but it honestly works without them.  http://www.jwpepper.com/10304255.item#.UkW6vxZCdlo
on September 27, 2013 9:04pm
A few come to mind.  Please don't dismiss the Britten out of hand; it makes a wonderful Christmas piece and it's not really that hard...
 
Britten:  Missa Brevis in D (SSAor)
Holst:  Four English Carols (SATBor)
Mathias:  Ave Rex (SSAAor)
Schutz:  Ach Herr, du Schopfer aller  (SATbBor)
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on September 28, 2013 4:17am
Take a look at John Tavener's God is With Us and Holst's Christmas Day. Neither is explicitly written for ssa/satb double choir but both could be adapted very easily. I did the Tavener two years ago for Christmas Eve and our congregation is still talking about it. 
 
John Cook
Westminster Presbyterian Church
www.westpres.org
on September 28, 2013 4:22am
Hello:
May I suggest "Christmas Day", by Gustav Holst.
Merry Christmas!
                                      t
on September 28, 2013 5:35am
Harold Darke's "In the Bleak MidWinter. A yearly fav.
L
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on September 28, 2013 7:32am
I could not agree more with those who suggest Holst' Christmas day and Drake's arrangement of In the bleak midwinter.  H. W. Gray once carried works by Clarence Dickinson.  One of Dickinson's jewels was Jesu, thou dear babe divine.  You would be remiss in not trying to locate a copy(ies) of this work.  Why not perform George F. Strickling's SSA voicing of O Holy Night: Banks Music Pubications, #6495; order via website... http://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk.  Also, why not a processional on Willcock's O come, all ye faithful (Adeste fidelis): from Carols for Christmas, Volume I for SSAA and SATB, edited by R. Jacques, D. Willcocks, and J. Rutter, Oxford University Press, pub. # 9780193532229 or through Peppers (# 625681 or 7430028) or Jesu bambino by Yon: ALfred Pub., FEC04659 SATB (FECO4657 SSA) or at Peppers 102152 (SATB) and 102061 (SSA).  Additionally, there is a newer work by Linda Spevicek Jesus, infant holy which, at the end, lends itself to Silent night and you could use some very interesting accompaniments with that carol.  The data on Linda's work is Jesus, infant holy, Heritage Music, SA, # 15/3008H (Pepper's: 10366655).  Finally, you would again be remiss if you did not include a work called Good-night and Christmas prayer by Foster. Although no longer published, you can locate it at http://www.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-82642_good-night_and_christmas_prayer.html.
If you would like it arranged for SSA or SATB, I suggest that the first half (Good-night) be a solo and the Prayer be choral.  If you need assistance with arrangements of Good-night and Christmas prayer and/or Silent night, or O come all ye faithful (Adeste fidelis), I would be happy to assist.   -John H. Briggs, Sr., MM (Jack)
 
on September 28, 2013 2:09pm
I hope you'll take a look at my This Holy Christmas Night, for SATB and organ. This work was a past winner in the VocalEssence/American Composers Forum Welcome Christmas! Carol Contest. Published by Walton -- here's a link to information about it on my site:
 
 
All best!
 
Jonathan Santore
www.jonathansantore.com
info(a)jonathansantore.com
on September 29, 2013 11:35am
It wasn't wholly clear whether you meant SATB + SSA w/org, or separate works with each of these voicings.
 
If the former:
 
I'd like to suggest my Images of Christmas (Fred Bock Music; special print order) which is for SA (unis-2 parts, though that could change...!) and SATB with organ and/or harp. You may listen to it on Soundcloud.com here:
 
 
Hope this helps,
Robert A.M. Ross
info(a)robertamross.com
Soundcloud.com: <Robert Ross 11>
on September 29, 2013 11:30pm
Here are three pieces:
 
The Truth From Above, SATB, organ (The Heresford Carol, different verses than the Vaughan Williams setting)
 
Heart-Child of the Spirit, SATB, organ, 4 handbellls
 
Hymn to the Mother of Light, SATB, opt. organ
 
These are all available from 
 
 
Reg Unterseher
on September 30, 2013 3:20am
Check out the Spring 2013 releases from ECS Publishing!
on September 30, 2013 6:54am
There is LOGOS by Philip Stopford which is a setting of the beginning of St John's Gospel "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us...." published by ecclesium.co.uk
and his setting of "We three Kings"  published by Hal Leonard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akuCsmE7yK4

 
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on September 30, 2013 7:14am
I am enjoying Bring a Torch Jeannette Isabella  by Robert Hobby...I too, was looking for SATB with organ.
on October 2, 2013 4:45am
Vaughan Williams "Fantasia on Christmas Carols", especially nice if you have a cellist, but it can be done with organ only.
on October 6, 2013 1:00am
Any of the following SATB settings, all published by Oxford University Press, would work well with just organ (or piano), although the recordings on soundcloud have orchestral accompaniment.  Vocal scores are obtainable from OUP.
 
In descending order of difficulty they are:
 
Noel! (a rhythmic new 7/8 setting of 'The First Nowell') - 
 
See amid the Winter's Snow - 
 
on October 8, 2013 7:57am
Many recommendations from Paraclete Press Music
 
For SSA
 
Derek Healey - Shepherd Keeping Watch by Night - SSA and Organ
 
John Butler - Lute-Book Lullaby - SA and Organ
 
For SATB and Organ, a few favorites are:
 
Craig Phillips - Gabriel's Message - SATB and Organ
 
June Nixon - Sussex Carol - SATB and Organ
 
David Halls - On the Birthday of the Lord - SATB and Organ
 
Robert Lau - In the Bleak Midwinter - SATB, Organ and opt. flute
 
Bruce Saylor - Of the Father's Love Begotten - SATB and Organ (or piano)
 
These are all gorgeous for the season!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
on October 9, 2013 9:50am
For SATB, William Mathias' A Babe Is Born, which is in Carols for Choirs 3 as well as 100 Carols for Choirs, and also as a separate octavo (all Oxford University Press/C.F.Peters). A little tricky in spots but very fun! Bill
on October 26, 2013 9:42am
There are the "Weinachts-Responsieren" of Johann Michael HAYDN for SATB, two violins and organ, in German. If you haven't got violin's, you can play only SATB with organ. The editor is CARUS. I conducted some of them two years ago and these pieces are charming and not too difficut to learn. I'll again conduct them at the Christmas evening in my church in Paris.
and also:
For unto us a child is born from The Messie of Haendel
How lovely are teh messengers from St-Paul of Mendelssohn
Fallt mit danken from Christmas Oratorio of Bach
Many Bach's chorals from Christmas Oratorio
...
Best wishes
Vincent Lecornier
Choeur de St-Nicolas
on October 27, 2013 7:37am
One of my all time favourite Christmas carol arrangements with a magnificent organ part is Kenneth Leighton's "O Leave Your Sheep" - marvellous setting, each verse very different, with a grand ending. Published by Novello.
on November 21, 2013 8:05am
There are the "Weinachts-Responsieren" of Johann Michael HAYDN for SATB, two violins and organ, in German. If you haven't got violin's, you can play only SATB with organ. The editor is CARUS. I conducted some of them two years ago and these pieces are charming and not too difficut to learn. I'll again conduct them at the Christmas evening in my church in Paris.
Best wishes
Vincent Lecornier
French conductor
Choeur de St-Nicolas
on November 22, 2013 8:29am
Anything by Stopford will be sure to please both choir and audience. His 'In the Bleak Midwinter' is gorgeous.  Rutter without the saccharine :)
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