Celebrate the Child | Stan Pethel | Christmas Worship Music

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Celebrate the Child

Item Number: JMG1350
Format: Musical
Voicing: SATB

Arranged by Stan Pethel

If you’re looking for an easily prepared musical treat for Christmas this year, Celebrate the Child is the answer! Created by the always creative yet practical Stan Pethel, the 2-part (opt. SATB) vocal scoring sings effortlessly while several optional solos lighten the choir's load even more, if desired. Classic contemporary songs (Celebrate the Child as recorded by Michael Card and Breath of Heaven from Amy Grant) are masterfully blended with beloved carols, beautiful new songs, and simple narration. It’s a work perfect for small choirs, senior choirs, ensembles, or any choir desiring a simple (though not simplistic) yet highly effective Christmas presentation. 20 minutes.

Note: The InstruTrax recording contains both Stereo and Split-Track versions.

Orchestration Instrumentation:
Flute 1 & 2, Oboe, Horn 1 & 2, Trombone 1 & 2, Bassoon, Trumpet 1 & 2, Trombone 1 & 2, Tuba, Harp, Percussion, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass/Bass Guitar, Drums

"Celebrate the Child is a great addition to the choices a local church has for its Christmas cantata.  Stan Pethel has a wonderful knack at making his compositions flexible enough for even the smallest choir but interesting enough for larger ones.  Everyone loves Amy Grant’s Breath of Heaven but too many arrangers have written to impress their peers. Stan gets it just right…poignant, beautiful.  And there are plenty of traditional carols sprinkled throughout the cantata which not only audiences will appreciate but also the choir director who won't have to teach large amounts of new music."
Jack Schrader
Composer, Arranger, Music Editor (retired)

"Stan Pethel has created an ideal Christmas cantata. The skillful choral writing sparkles throughout with memorable melodies, and the instrumental accompaniment adds color and holiday spice. Easy to learn and delightful to hear, Celebrate the Child will become an instant favorite."
Larry Shackley
Composer, Arranger, Music Editor

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