Gloria for Christmas
Incorporating the traditional carol "Angels We Have Heard on High"
Music by Jim Ailor
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Category: Choral Octavo
Instrument: Choir
Level: Level 4
Voicing: SATB
This should be titled, "Glorious for Christmas!" A work of the highest caliber for choirs of distinction, it opens quietly, with the distant sound of chorusing angels singing "Gloria." The excitement builds until the men burst into the traditional carol, "Angels We Have Heard on High" as the women continue the angel chorus. Rhythm changes and colorful harmonies lend it a fresh, contemporary feel. The wonderful orchestration for brass, percussion and optional handbells is highly recommended! For worship or concerts. Suggested scriptures: Psalm 97, Isaiah 62: 6-12, Luke 2: 8-20, Titus 3: 4-7