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choral collection, with CD
Ref.: 0 186-2221
The chorissimo! Christmas choral collection contains varied and fresh repertoire for all kinds of singing occasions during Advent, Christmas, and wintertime. Its hallmark is its great stylistic variety, ranging from Christmas classics in modern arrangements, via spirituals, canons, and quodlibets to folk melodies from Europe and South America (mainly with German, English, and French texts). The 29 arrangements by leading composers and arrangers, experienced in the youth choir field, are extremely satisfying through their practicality, great singability, exciting rhythms, and changing tonal colors.
Scored for two to three upper voices (soprano, alto) and one male voice (often ad lib) and piano, the choral collection is tailor-made for young people and follows on from the well-established chorissimo! orange volume. Here too, the male voice part is specially arranged for young voices, and is clearly supported by the keyboard.
The choral director’s volume contains a selection of arrangements to get to know on CD, sung by members of the renowned Calmus Ensemble Leipzig. For rehearsing and independent practice, a piano playback and practice aids are available; a choral score and a separate piano part are available. 19 of the 29 arrangements also work without male voices.
29 Christmas carols in new arrangements: songs, spirituals, and traditional songs, plus canons and quodlibets
movements for 2 or 3 upper voices and one male voice with piano accompaniment
many arrangements with ad lib instrumental upper part
experienced arrangers from the fields of classical music, jazz, and pop
singing texts mainly in German, English, and French
conductor’s volume contains CD with selected movements recorded by members of Calmus Ensemble Leipzig
separate piano part, instrumental parts in C and B flat, and practice aids are available as a bargain additional set
handy choral edition (editionchor) with attractive bulk buy prices
Edited by Klaus Brecht and Klaus K. Weigele
In collaboration with the Landesakademie für die musizierende Jugend in Baden-Württemberg.