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Christmas UK/US Collaboration!

As some may remember, Brian Holmes posted a lovely Christmas poem on this site on December 25th last year.  Brian, himself a composer, graciously allowed me to set this to music, and I've just got round to posting it on the Composers' Showcase.  Look for 'Bright was the Star'  in the SATB or 'Seasonal' category. It's my first attempt at uploading to the Showcase, and I'm not sure that the links are working properly, but please contact me at if you'd like more information, or Brian Holmes if you'd like to purchase any copies.
You may be interested to know that I'm also in the process of orchestrating the accompaniment for its first performances at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Christmas concerts this year.
on November 9, 2013 10:07am
Gordon and Brian I love this piece!  I am sorry the links haven't been working right. I'm not sure why they wouldn't stick.  I fixed them several times.  I believe they are working now. 
Everbody check out the listing in the showcase:
on November 11, 2013 3:27am
Thank you, Jack, for sorting this - and for your kind words about the piece!
Jack mentioned to me that the soprano range in the last verse of this piece might be a little high for some church choirs.  This is easy to rectify, as it's just a descant that goes a bit high, and I'd be glad to send anyone a modified version if this should present a problem for your singers.  Just contact me at
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