Sing When The Holidays Come
From Plank Road Publishingby Teresa Jennings, Mike Wilson and Paul Jennings
A Joyous Collection For Young Voices
Our creative writers have a unique talent for capturing the many joys and other emotions that surround our seasonal celebrations. And they do it with spirit, memorable music, and humor. These songs are ones that young singers will remember long after the season is over. Includes:
- I Feel Like Fa La La La - This tune is exciting, challenging, musical, and really fun to perform! The lyrics give you the flexibility to use it for Christmas, holidays, or seasonal performances, as you need. While it is written as a 2-part piece, there is an optional part 3 that comes in and out that adds a wonderful enhancement.
- If I Were A Reindeer - If you were a reindeer, where would you be? What would you do? These and other burning questions are asked and answered in this extremely fun, hard-swinging song. All unison, it sounds more sophisticated because of the driving big band on the recording. A video of movement ideas is also included.
- When The Holidays Come - This Celtic style song has a simplicity that is both comfortable, yet lively at the same time. Part of that comes from the use of basic rhythmic claps and stomps which accompany the singing. We have suggested adding handbells, jingle bells, and hand drums, though all are optional, of course.
- Christmas Night - The message is simple. Amidst all the commercialization of the Christmas season, there is a gift that every one of us can give: the gift of ourselves to one another. "Christmas Night" expresses that message in a short, easy to learn, unison presentation.
- Chestnut - This "nutty" lighthearted partner song pays homage to the humble chestnut with a bit of whimsy. Set to a background of lightly bouncing harpsichord, strings, horns, and woodwinds, one group of singers delights in the joys of the chestnut. The other group is clearly unhappy, stumped by the outer shell, which is difficult to open.
- Fiesta De Navidad - Heralding back to the '60s, this upbeat, clap-along song about having a Christmas party takes its cue from the likes of the Beatles, The Hollies, and others. The verses are in unison but the chorus and bridge are an optional 3-part (SSA).
- Glow - This bluesy tune is technically a song of peace, using light (candles) as the metaphor for connection to each other, making it a great piece for a holiday performance or any time of year. The song is 3-part mixed, but the third part is optional, so it works well as two part if you prefer.
- Sing For Joy! - This song was designed to be a huge Christmas piece; Christmas in essence, yet without specific reference to Christmas. A regal horn section invites your attention with herald trumpets and a full complement of brass, winds, strings, and percussion keeping the enthusiasm up throughout. There are three vocal parts (parts 2 and 3 are optional).
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Teacher's Handbook with Reproducible Student Parts & Performance/
Downloadable PDF and Performance/
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Hard copy book with downloadable Performance/