New Choral Titles for Christmas
(new organ music listed below)
Hope of Israel
(soloists, chorus & orchestra)
This 48-minute cantata for Advent or Christmas features soprano and baritone soloists, SATB chorus and a small orchestra.
What Wondrous Light
(SATB chorus a cappella; excerpt from Hope of Israel)
“What wondrous light does now descend? What wondrous song now sings my heart?”
Before the Paling of the Stars
(SATB chorus & piano)
Christina Rossetti’s beloved poem about Christmas morn is here set for mixed chorus.
Good Christian Friends Rejoice
(unison chorus & piano)
The well-known carol in an arrangement which is quick to prepare and allows the piano to provide a fresh harmonic setting for the chorus.
(SATB chorus & organ; excerpt from Hope of Israel)
The familiar Veni Emmanuel appears in a powerful setting with organ.
In the Bleak Midwinter
(two-part chorus & piano)
The first two verses of this familiar Christmas hymn are sung in unison; a counter melody is provided in the third. A lush and interesting piano accompaniment adds much interest. This will be quickly and easily prepared by your singers and appreciated by your listeners.
Love’s Dawning Light
(SATB chorus & piano)
Fresh and festive setting of a little known text by Robert F. Murray (1863-1894) commissioned in honor of a choir director at a Methodist church in Parkersburg, WV. Moderately easy. (This choral octavo by Daniel E. Gawthrop is not a Dunstan House publication. Clicking the link will take you to another website.)
New Titles for Organ
Joy to the World
Eight familiar carols in varied and characterful settings. Moderately difficult pieces on three staves. Two of the pieces (“Joy to the World” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful”) have dual performance possibilities: they can be played as organ solos or used as multi-verse, festive accompaniments for supporting congregational and choral singing. (This collection of music by Daniel E. Gawthrop is not a Dunstan House publication. Clicking the link will take you to another website.)
24 Microludes for Organ
Twenty-four tiny little pieces (less than two minutes each) for use at those moments in the service where some music would be welcome but you don’t feel confident trying to improvise. Mostly without pedal, all are quite easy. Some based on hymn tunes or chants, some are free compositions. (This collection of music by Daniel E. Gawthrop is not a Dunstan House publication. Clicking the link will take you to another website.)