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<strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong><br />

<strong>Catalogue</strong>


<strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong><br />

<strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong> was appointed music director of The<br />

Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square on March 28,<br />

2008, having served as associate music director of the<br />

Choir since May 1999. Dr. <strong>Wilberg</strong> is responsible for all<br />

musical and creative aspects of the Choir and Orchestra<br />

at Temple Square in rehearsals, concerts, tours, and<br />

recordings, as well as the weekly broadcast of Music and<br />

the Spoken Word.<br />

He is a former professor of music at Brigham Young<br />

University and is active as a composer, arranger, guest<br />

conductor, and clinician throughout the United States<br />

and abroad. His compositions and arrangements,<br />

currently published exclusively by Oxford University<br />

Press, are performed and recorded by choral<br />

organizations throughout the world. Dr. <strong>Wilberg</strong><br />

received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young<br />

University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from<br />

the University of Southern California.<br />

He and his wife, Rebecca, are the parents of four children<br />

and have one granddaughter.<br />

Choral Collections Sacred<br />

<strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong> Anthems<br />

SATB accompanied and unaccompanied<br />

Vocal score 9780193398191<br />

This anthology of nine mixed-voice anthems combines<br />

new material written specially for the collection with<br />

established favourites from the Oxford catalogue. <strong>Mack</strong><br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong> Anthems contains an attractive selection of pieces<br />

suitable for a variety of liturgical seasons.<br />

Orchestral material is available on hire separately.<br />

Beautiful Saviour • Benediction • Brother James’s Air • I sing<br />

the mighty power of God (O little town of Bethlehem) •<br />

King of glory, King of peace • Morning has broken • O Light<br />

of Life! • O praise ye the Lord • The Morning Trumpet<br />

My Song in the Night (Anthology)<br />

SATB and keyboard or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193804999<br />

The five arrangements are in various scorings. One is<br />

accompanied by piano three hands, another by organ, and<br />

the rest are for piano. Each hymn is beautifully arranged<br />

and is a wonderful addition to any service or concert<br />

programme.<br />

Orchestral material is available on hire separately.<br />

Amazing grace • Down to the River to Pray • His voice as the<br />

sound • My God, my portion, and my Love • My Song in the<br />

Night<br />

Choral Works Sacred<br />

A Cloud of Witnesses<br />

SATB and piano 4-hands or orchestra<br />

3fl(+3picc), 2ob, 2cl, 2bsn, 4hn, 2tpt, 2tbn, btbn, timp,<br />

perc, hp, celeste, pno, org (opt.), str<br />

Vocal score 9780193532014<br />

This dramatic choral work sets a text by David Warner<br />

that artfully weaves together multiple witnessing stories<br />

of Christ’s Resurrection into a single narrative. <strong>Wilberg</strong><br />

employs an effective array of musical techniques to depict<br />

the protagonists’ experiences: from rapid figurations<br />

that move through the orchestra creating a sense of<br />

momentum and breathless astonishment to pairings of<br />

voicings to convey an act of collective witnessing and<br />

declamatory exclamations of praise.<br />

25 minutes<br />

The Prodigal<br />

SATB and organ/full orchestra/chamber orchestra<br />

Full orchestra: 3 fl(3+picc), 2 ob, 2 cl in A, 2 bsn, 4 hn, 2 tpt<br />

in C, timp, 2 perc, hp, pno, celeste, str<br />

Chamber orchestra: perc (1 player), pno, org, str<br />

Vocal score 9780193413375<br />

Full score and parts on hire - reduced 9780193514188<br />

Full score and parts on hire - full orchestra 9780193514195<br />

With a text by David Warner on the parable of ‘The Prodigal<br />

Son’, this dramatic choral work brings to life the ancient,<br />

universal story of reconciliation and belonging. The closely<br />

woven text and music feature an expansive range of<br />

expression before concluding with a transcendent coda<br />

and reverberating ‘Amen’s.<br />

20 minutes<br />

Requiem<br />

Mezzo-soprano and baritone soli, SATB, and full<br />

orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193804548<br />

Vocal score on hire 9780193376809<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193804531<br />

In a style influenced by Vaughan Williams and Finzi, this<br />

work evokes a reflective and sometimes other-worldly<br />

atmosphere. The seven movements may be sung as<br />

individual pieces. The text is in Latin for some movements<br />

and English in others.<br />

40 minutes<br />

Choral Collections & Works Sacred<br />

2<br />

3


Choral Leaflets/Octavos Sacred<br />

Choral Leaflets/Octavos Sacred<br />

All Creatures of our God and King<br />

SATB and orchestra or brass ensemble and organ<br />

Vocal score* 9780193862470<br />

Score and parts on hire - orchestra* 9780193405356<br />

Score and parts on hire - brass and organ* 9780193370166<br />

4 minutes<br />

All people that on earth do dwell<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193511736<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193514454<br />

<strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong>’s arrangement of ‘Old Hundredth’, paired with<br />

William Kethe’s popular hymn of exaltation, builds from a<br />

simple opening to a rich-textured, rousing conclusion, with<br />

a soaring soprano descant for the last verse. An alternative<br />

ending is included, providing the option of finishing the<br />

piece more softly if preferred.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

All things bright and beautiful<br />

SA and piano/ensemble/chamber orch<br />

Vocal score (piano two-hands)** 9780193359260<br />

Vocal score (piano four-hands) 9780193864979<br />

Score and parts on hire - chamber 9780193864993<br />

Score and parts on hire - ensemble 9780193864986<br />

The choral writing in this traditional hymn arrangement is<br />

straightforward but hugely effective.<br />

3 minutes<br />

All Through the Night<br />

TTBB, solo instrument, and piano or chamber<br />

orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193869844<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193870543<br />

This warm, lush Welsh lullaby is scored for men’s voices and<br />

piano, with a delicate line for any treble solo instrument.<br />

This is appropriate for a night vigil or for a service with<br />

themes about God’s vigilance.<br />

4 minutes<br />

Alleluia<br />

SATB and keyboard or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193530003<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193530300<br />

Lower voices take the leading role in this mixed-voice<br />

arrangement of the well-loved solo piece attributed to<br />

Caccini (usually sung to ‘Ave Maria’). In keeping with the<br />

embellishment of the original, <strong>Wilberg</strong>’s version starts<br />

with unison lower voices and gradually adds more parts.<br />

Similarly, the accompaniment’s texture thickens as the<br />

piece develops.<br />

6 minutes<br />

Amazing grace!<br />

SATB choir and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193375178<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193805002<br />

Amazing grace! is a majestic arrangement of the wellknown<br />

melody. Beginning with lower voices in unison,<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong> gradually introduces more vocal parts, building<br />

ultimately to a grand climax in eight parts. A subtle<br />

Scottish influence is evident through the use of drones and<br />

a Scotch snap motif in the organ.<br />

6 minutes<br />

* Only available in the US. **Only available in the UK.<br />

Arise, O God and shine<br />

SATB and organ/orchestra/brass<br />

Vocal score 9780193864948<br />

Score and parts on hire - brass 9780193864962<br />

Score and parts on hire - orchestral 9780193864955<br />

3.5 minutes<br />

As a shepherd<br />

SATB and organ, or horns, harp, and strings<br />

Vocal score 9780193526501<br />

This short piece sets a heartening text by David Warner,<br />

long-time collaborator with <strong>Wilberg</strong>. The simple melody<br />

and homophonic choral harmonies are accompanied by<br />

warm, flowing quavers in 12/8.<br />

2 minutes<br />

Be still, my soul<br />

SATB and orchestra or organ<br />

Vocal score* 9780193868793<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire* 9780193868809<br />

The combination of solo flute and cor anglais with choir<br />

and orchestra creates a warm, unique sound in this tender<br />

and restful hymn.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Be thou my vision<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or chamber<br />

orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193804777<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193804760<br />

This setting of a traditional Irish melody captivates<br />

audiences, especially in the second verse when the lower<br />

voices carry the melody while the upper voices sing a<br />

canonic descant. Voices subsequently join in homophony<br />

and leave a lasting final impression.<br />

3 minutes<br />

Benediction<br />

SATB and keyboard or chamber orchestra<br />

Brother James’s Air<br />

SATB and keyboard or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193372245<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193372788<br />

<strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong>’s arrangement of Brother James’s Air has<br />

been recorded on The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s<br />

album, Heavensong: Music of contemplation and light. The<br />

arrangement can be performed throughout the year,<br />

especially during reflective seasons.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

The Call<br />

SATB & organ/orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193550759<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193550933<br />

This affecting setting of the well-known poem from<br />

George Herbert’s The Temple features rich harmonies<br />

and sweeping melodies to create a work of depth and<br />

poignancy. The piece begins with an instrumental<br />

introduction, before the melody is taken up first by upper<br />

voices, then full chorus.<br />

4 minutes<br />

Cantus in harmonia (to St Cecilia)<br />

SATB, piano four-hands, and percussion<br />

Vocal score 9780193861626<br />

4 minutes<br />

Children of the Heavenly Father<br />

SATB and piano or chamber orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780199747283<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780199747290<br />

This delightful arrangement of a traditional Swedish<br />

melody presents the tune in a variety of scorings, from<br />

unison upper voices at the opening to classic four-part<br />

harmony with a twist later on. The accompaniment brings<br />

new flavour to the melody on each rendition through<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong>’s masterful employment of subtle chromatic<br />

inflections.<br />

3.5 minutes<br />

Choral Leaflets/Octavos Sacred<br />

Vocal score 9780193372238<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193372795<br />

Setting a text by David Warner, this charming composition<br />

has a warm, memorable tune and rich, expansive<br />

harmonies. <strong>Wilberg</strong> masterfully moves through different<br />

keys and scorings, culminating in a stirring unison ‘amen’.<br />

2.5 minutes<br />

4<br />

5


Choral Leaflets/Octavos Sacred<br />

Christ the Lord is risen today<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193406179<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193405622<br />

This arrangement of the well-loved hymn stays true to the<br />

jubilation and reverence of Easter. Wesley’s words and the<br />

eighteenth-century melody shine through in a sensitive<br />

reharmonization, and a recurring instrumental passage<br />

smoothly connects the verses. Reflecting common hymnsinging<br />

practice, the first verse is in unison, the second in<br />

four-part harmony, and the third returns to unison with a<br />

soprano descant, before closing with a suitably exultant<br />

‘Alleluia’ and ‘Amen’.<br />

3 minutes<br />

Come, come, ye Saints<br />

SATB (with divisions) and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193804890<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193804883<br />

A stirring hymn, important to the Mormon religion but<br />

suitable for all denominations, conveys a spirit of faith and<br />

praise despite difficult times. This text is originally written<br />

by William Clayton, but has alternate lyrics for maximal<br />

ecumenism.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Come, let us anew<br />

SATB and piano or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193869837<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193870437<br />

Charles Wesley’s text, which is set to an early American<br />

hymn tune by James Lucas, depicts the hope to enter into<br />

the heavenly home when life is ended. The steadfast and<br />

optimistic message of this arrangement makes the work<br />

appropriate for both church and concert settings.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Come, thou fount of every<br />

blessing<br />

SATB and organ/orchestra/brass ensemble<br />

Vocal score 9780193860605<br />

Score and parts on hire - brass version 9780193862135<br />

Score and parts on hire - chamber 9780193863828<br />

Score and parts on hire - orchestral 9780193861381<br />

This is No. 4 of Four American Folk Hymns that draw on the<br />

rich folk traditions of New England and rural Southern<br />

United States. <strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong> has taken a low-key approach<br />

in his arrangements, allowing the pure folk flavour to shine<br />

through.<br />

6 minutes<br />

Come, ye thankful people, come<br />

SATB and orchestra or organ<br />

Vocal score 9780193852990<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193869110<br />

This is a powerful arrangement that uses the full range of<br />

the upper voices.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Death shall not destroy my<br />

comfort<br />

SATB and piano four-hands/chamber ensemble/<br />

orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193860513<br />

Score and parts on hire - chamber 9780193863811<br />

Score and parts on hire - orchestral 9780193861350<br />

This is No. 2 of Four American Folk Hymns that draw on the<br />

rich folk traditions of New England and rural Southern<br />

United States.<br />

6 minutes<br />

Down to the river to pray<br />

SATB choir and piano four-hands or orchestra<br />

Eternal Father, strong to save<br />

SATB and piano or full orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193870581<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193870598<br />

This majestic, approachable piece was arranged for the<br />

funeral of US President Gerald Ford and is also commonly<br />

known in the US as The Navy Hymn. Useful throughout<br />

the church’s year, the text speaks of God’s unending<br />

love, support, and protection for all those in peril.<br />

Cycling through three distantly related keys, the setting<br />

has exciting and seamless transitions and each verse<br />

feels fresh. The end is presented in unison with a final<br />

‘Amen’, reflecting the unity of all those touched by God’s<br />

unconditional love.<br />

3.5 minutes<br />

Filii et filiae (An Easter Celebration)<br />

SATB and piano duet or woodwinds and<br />

percussion<br />

Vocal score 9780193861008<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193862104<br />

The rhythmic power of ‘Videntes Stellam Magi’ is echoed in<br />

this jubilant finale.<br />

4 minutes<br />

For the beauty of the earth<br />

SATB and organ or chamber orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193389212<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193388840<br />

This offering from <strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong> is a joyful yet graceful<br />

arrangement of the well-known hymn tune by Conrad<br />

Kocher. Featuring a lyrical accompaniment and variations<br />

in choral textures, this piece is ideal for Harvest or<br />

Thanksgiving celebrations, but can also be used all year<br />

round.<br />

3 minutes<br />

God of our fathers, whose<br />

almighty hand<br />

SATB (with divisions) and keyboard or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193386372<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193386389<br />

This majestic arrangement breathes new life into the<br />

patriotic hymn known to all American congregations. The<br />

text, written to commemorate the centenary of the US<br />

Declaration of Independence, makes the hymn particularly<br />

suitable for the Fourth of July, but it would work equally<br />

well for other celebratory occasions. <strong>Wilberg</strong> has retained<br />

some of George Warren’s original harmonies, while also<br />

adding his own distinctive stamp.<br />

4 minutes<br />

The grateful concert round!<br />

SATB, organ, and opt. glockenspiel<br />

Vocal score 9780193863699<br />

Joyful, exciting, and effective out of all proportion to its<br />

difficulty, this anthem will be particularly useful for musical<br />

dedications and concerts, and as an anthem of praise.<br />

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah<br />

SATB and organ or large orchestra<br />

Vocal Score 9780193402836<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193403345<br />

Adapted from a version originally written for baritone Bryn<br />

Terfel, this choral setting of <strong>Wilberg</strong>’s arrangement presents<br />

the popular Welsh hymn (Cwm Rhondda) with two English<br />

translation options, reflecting text preferences of different<br />

denominations. The accompaniment and harmonies<br />

provide a new flavour, and a reflective opening gradually<br />

gives way to a powerful sense of reverence.<br />

4 minutes<br />

Choral Leaflets/Octavos Sacred<br />

Vocal score 9780193375185<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193805019<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong>’s Down to the River to Pray is a spirited arrangement<br />

of the traditional melody. The piano duet accompaniment<br />

provides a folk-like rhythmic underpinning, and the piece<br />

ascends to a magnificent finish.<br />

3.5 minutes<br />

6<br />

7


Choral Leaflets/Octavos Sacred<br />

Hail the day that sees him rise<br />

(Praise the Lord! his glories show)<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193391727<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193391734<br />

This is a grand and exultant arrangement of the hymn<br />

tune ‘Llanfair’ and is presented with two text options: ‘Hail<br />

the day that sees him rise’ for use at Easter, and ‘Praise the<br />

Lord! his glories show’ for the rest of the year. <strong>Wilberg</strong> has<br />

treated the melody in several ways, including a four-part<br />

unaccompanied verse and a jubilant descant (optional);<br />

the accompaniment adds further triumphant colour with<br />

fanfares and scalic flourishes.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

He is risen!<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193869219<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193869226<br />

This hymn arrangement is triumphant and rousing, with a<br />

strong melody and fanfare-like accompaniment. <strong>Wilberg</strong><br />

expertly treats the music to a variety of textures and<br />

scorings, culminating in a rousing unison ‘Amen’ at the<br />

close. This anthem is perfect for use at Easter, but may also<br />

be sung throughout the church year using the alternative<br />

lyrics (Open now thy gates of beauty).<br />

3 minutes<br />

His voice as the sound<br />

SATB and piano or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193375192<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193805026<br />

A setting of the hymn Samanthra, this piece combines<br />

the original tune’s simplicity with rich musical texture and<br />

majesty—the hallmarks of <strong>Wilberg</strong>’s style.<br />

5.5 minutes<br />

How can I keep from singing?<br />

SATB and piano or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193514164<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193514225<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong>’s arrangement of Robert Lowry’s text and melody<br />

is a beautifully reflective take on the well-known hymn.<br />

Simple vocal lines are enhanced by a gently flowing<br />

accompaniment, rich in suspensions and harmonic<br />

interest. This part can be played on the piano, or by the<br />

unusual combination of flutes, cors anglais, harp, and<br />

strings.<br />

3 minutes<br />

How firm a foundation<br />

SATB and organ, or orchestra and organ<br />

Vocal score 9780193372825<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193373655<br />

This invigorating arrangement of a well-loved hymn is<br />

the ideal choice for services and concerts throughout the<br />

year. Opening with a strong unison melody, each verse is<br />

presented in a new vocal scoring, underpinned by a vibrant<br />

organ accompaniment. Cleverly balancing full harmonies<br />

with accessible vocal lines, <strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong> offers a truly<br />

uplifting anthem ideal for the amateur and professional<br />

choir alike.<br />

4 minutes<br />

Hymn of Praise<br />

SATB and organ/piano/orchestra/brass<br />

Vocal score 9780193408197<br />

Score and parts on hire - brass and organ 9780193409132<br />

Score and parts on hire - orchestral 9780193409149<br />

This anthem combines original music by <strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong>,<br />

words by David Warner, and the celebrated hymn tune ‘Old<br />

One Hundredth’, which emerges from heralding voices,<br />

cleverly and majestically interwoven.<br />

4 minutes<br />

I sing the mighty power of God<br />

SATB and organ or chamber orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193869233<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193869240<br />

This light-hearted hymn explores the natural wonders of<br />

God’s creation.<br />

2.5 minutes<br />

In Monte Oliveti<br />

Tenor solo, SATB unaccompanied<br />

Vocal score 9780193860995<br />

An expressive Lenten motet reflecting the agony of the<br />

Mount of Olives, in which the tenor sings the words of<br />

Christ.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

It Is Well with My Soul<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193524385<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193524712<br />

This is an arrangement of the hymn by Philip Bliss, with<br />

words written by Horatio Spafford following several<br />

personal tragedies. Despite having lost his son to scarlet<br />

fever, most of his assets in the Great Fire of Chicago, and<br />

his four daughters in a shipwreck, Spafford’s enduring<br />

faith inspired him to write this hymn, which speaks of an<br />

internal, spiritual calm in the face of life’s difficulties.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Jesu, the very thought is sweet<br />

SATB and keyboard or chamber orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193862432<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193862449<br />

An original setting of this well-loved text, with a limpid<br />

tune and a lilting piano accompaniment, easily adaptable<br />

to the organ.<br />

5 minutes<br />

The king of love, my shepherd is<br />

SATB or TTBB, two flutes, and harp or piano<br />

SATB vocal score 9780193862456<br />

TTBB vocal score 9780193862463<br />

A gentle arrangement of the well-known Irish tune and<br />

Henry Baker text in which solo lines and expressive<br />

harmonies combine to create a delicate and very lovely<br />

setting.<br />

3 minutes<br />

Let peace then still the strife<br />

SATB and piano or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193804579<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193804586<br />

A heartfelt arrangement which may be performed as an<br />

epilogue to Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Light dawns on a weary world<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193517776<br />

Full score & parts on hire 9780193518223<br />

This short, energetic piece sets words by contemporary<br />

hymn-writer Mary Louise Bringle. The text is full of<br />

positivity and hope, and <strong>Wilberg</strong>’s use of a 7/8 time<br />

signature keeps the verses propelling forward joyously,<br />

while undulating quavers shape the refrains.<br />

2.5 minutes<br />

The Lord is my shepherd<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193864689<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193864696<br />

The folk-like tune is instantly compelling and memorable,<br />

the choral harmony rich and sweet, and the development<br />

almost overwhelmingly effective for all its simplicity.<br />

Suitable as an anthem or as a concert piece.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Choral Leaflets/Octavos Sacred<br />

8<br />

9


Choral Leaflets/Octavos Sacred<br />

The Lord my pasture will prepare<br />

SATB and organ or chamber orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193380035<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193381575<br />

This charming arrangement of Bortniansky’s tuneful hymn<br />

is an ideal choice for services throughout the year. Gentle<br />

and warming, this anthem opens and closes with upper<br />

voices only, then introduces lower voices voices and fuller<br />

harmonies in the middle section.<br />

3.5 minutes<br />

Love divine, all loves excelling<br />

SATB and organ/brass ensemble/full orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193864900<br />

Score and parts on hire - brass ensemble 9780193865037<br />

Score and parts on hire - full orchestra 9780193865020<br />

The choral writing in this traditional hymn arrangement is<br />

typically straightforward but hugely effective.<br />

6.5 minutes<br />

Morning has broken<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or chamber orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193804630<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193804647<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong> sets the Eleanor Farjeon text to the traditional<br />

Gaelic melody in 9/8 meter. Against a lightly bouncing<br />

accompaniment, the upper and lower voices alternate<br />

singing in unison, until they join in verse three. Suitable for<br />

children’s services and songs of praise.<br />

2 minutes<br />

The Morning Trumpet<br />

SATB or TTBB unaccompanied<br />

SATB vocal score 9780193524828<br />

TTBB vocal score 9780193868281<br />

This setting of a tune from The Sacred Harp is strong and<br />

march-like, with accented rhythms and percussive vocal<br />

lines contributing to a rousing overall effect.<br />

3 minutes<br />

My country, ‘tis of thee<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193402058<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193402065<br />

This noble and patriotic piece is a setting of the wellknown<br />

tune ‘America’ (also known as the British National<br />

Anthem). <strong>Wilberg</strong> opens effectively with solo unison lower<br />

voices, and the accompaniment creeps in quietly. A upper<br />

voices’ verse then follows, before full choral homophony<br />

creates an atmosphere of worship and optimism.<br />

3 minutes<br />

My Song in the Night<br />

SATB and piano<br />

Vocal score 9780193404731<br />

4 minutes<br />

O God our help in ages past<br />

SATB and piano or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193870550<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193870567<br />

3 minutes<br />

O Light of Life!<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193804593<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193804562<br />

5 minutes<br />

O splendor of God’s glory bright<br />

(That Easter day with joy was<br />

bright)<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193531871<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193530928<br />

This arrangement of Michael Praetorius’s melody ‘Puer<br />

nobis nascitur’ is presented with two text options: ‘O<br />

splendor of God’s glory bright’ for general worship and<br />

‘That Easter day with joy was bright’ for use at Easter.<br />

2 minutes<br />

Praise my soul, the King of<br />

heaven<br />

SATB and organ<br />

Vocal score 9780199734252<br />

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty<br />

SATB or TTBB and organ/brass/orchestra<br />

Vocal score SATB 9780193862487<br />

Vocal score TTBB 9780193862494<br />

Score and parts on hire - brass (SATB) 9780193862982<br />

Score and parts on hire - orchestra (SATB) 9780193863842<br />

Score and parts on hire - brass (TTBB) 9780193862999<br />

Score and parts on hire - orchestra (TTBB) 9780193863859<br />

3 minutes<br />

Saints bound for heaven<br />

SATB and piano four-hands/chamber orchestra/full<br />

orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193860568<br />

Score and parts on hire - chamber 9780193863804<br />

Score and parts on hire - full orchestra 9780193860612<br />

This is No. 1 of the Four American Folk Hymns that draw on<br />

the rich folk traditions of New England and rural Southern<br />

United States.<br />

6 minutes<br />

Simple Gifts<br />

SATB, picc, flute, glock, and organ<br />

Vocal score 9780193864917<br />

The choral writing in this traditional hymn arrangement is<br />

typically straightforward but hugely effective.<br />

Sing praise to him<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193865006<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193865013<br />

3.5 minutes<br />

Softly and tenderly<br />

SSAA or SATB, and piano or chamber orchestra<br />

SSAA vocal score 9780193401617<br />

SSATB vocal score 9780193409842<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193402591<br />

This gentle arrangement of Will L. Thompson’s words and<br />

melody (1880) is ideal for upper-voice choirs of all levels<br />

of experience. The melody is sympathetically treated, with<br />

simple vocal harmonizations alongside unison singing,<br />

reflecting the humble message of the text: ‘Jesus is calling,<br />

come home’.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Then We’ll Sing Hosanna<br />

SATB, piano or harp, and clarinet or C instrument<br />

Vocal score 9780193391741<br />

This arrangement of an American Revivalist hymn sees<br />

a flowing piano/harp part and instrumental obbligato<br />

combine with voices in one to eight parts. A ‘Hosanna’<br />

motif is recurrent throughout the piece, and used to great<br />

effect during a short coda, bringing everything to a gentle<br />

close.<br />

5 minutes<br />

This is my Father’s world<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or chamber orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193869882<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193870574<br />

This refreshing dance-like arrangement of this traditional<br />

hymn speaks to the praise of God in all of creation. The first<br />

verse is sung in unison by the upper voices and the second<br />

by the lower voices. Verse three brings together all voices<br />

arranged in four parts. Suitable for general use throughout<br />

the liturgical calendar and particularly appropriate for<br />

Father’s Day.<br />

3 minutes<br />

Thou gracious God, whose mercy<br />

lends<br />

SATBarB and piano or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193868182<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193868199<br />

This hymn set to the old tune ‘O Waly, Waly’ begins with<br />

an optional solo passage for lower voices with beautiful<br />

imagery in text and sound.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

Thou lovely source of true delight<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193870611<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193870628<br />

This new composition by <strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong> is a perfect<br />

example of the beauty of simplicity. Combining words from<br />

the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries, the text of Thou<br />

lovely source of true delight portrays an affectionate yet<br />

powerful sense of reverent praise and wonder.<br />

4 minutes<br />

Choral Leaflets/Octavos Sacred<br />

4 minutes<br />

10<br />

11


Choral Leaflets/Octavos Sacred<br />

Tree of Life<br />

SATB and keyboard or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193527492<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193529557<br />

Tree of Life is an expansive setting of an evocative text by<br />

David Warner that depicts the sacred archetype of the<br />

life-giving tree through the cycle of all four seasons. The<br />

lyrics speak of spiritual planting and growth, nourishment,<br />

and an abundant harvest; each observation is punctuated<br />

by an ‘Alleluia’ as an expression of praise and gratitude.<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong>’s imaginative orchestration creates an abundant<br />

soundworld, with arching woodwind phrases, sweeping<br />

strings, and a cacophony of handbells that lifts the closing<br />

alleluias skywards in celebration.<br />

6 minutes<br />

Wayfarin’ Stranger<br />

SATB and C instrument, and keyboard or<br />

orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193805323<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193805330<br />

This exquisite arrangement of an American folk hymn will<br />

be a universal favourite with choirs of all ages and levels.<br />

The atmospheric tune is perfectly offset by the floating<br />

instrumental counter-melody, while the keyboard or<br />

orchestral accompaniment brings harmonic depth and<br />

gravity to the music.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

We’ll shout and give him glory<br />

SATB or TBB and piano four-hands or orchestra<br />

SATB vocal score 9780193860582<br />

TBB vocal score 9780193860599<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193861367<br />

This is No. 3 of the Four American Folk Hymns that draw on<br />

the rich folk traditions of New England and rural Southern<br />

United States.<br />

5 minutes<br />

When in our music God is<br />

glorified<br />

SATB chorus & organ/ orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193560611<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193561427<br />

This uplifting and highly effective arrangement of the<br />

popular Stanford hymn-tune ENGLEBERG, to words by<br />

Fred Pratt Green, was commissioned by the Broadway<br />

Baptist Church (Fort Worth) in Texas, and later recorded for<br />

broadcast by The Tabernacle Choir. The piece is suitable<br />

for regular worship services but most often at special<br />

praise services, choral liturgies, and musical feasts, and for<br />

recognizing the work of church musicians.<br />

3 minutes<br />

Spirituals<br />

Bound for the promised land<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193869172<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193869189<br />

This American folk hymn captures the optimism and<br />

strength of the early pioneers through musical textures<br />

and sounds of the old west. This is a joy to perform,<br />

especially as the rhythm becomes syncopated and<br />

elongated reflecting the spirit of folk-dance.<br />

2.5 minutes<br />

Deep River<br />

SATB and orchestra or piano<br />

Vocal score 9780193869196<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193869202<br />

This luscious arrangement opens with a wind and brass<br />

introduction. A flowing, gently rocking string background<br />

sets off the vocal line in the altos while the rest of the<br />

chorus sings ‘oohs’. This makes the full chorus passage that<br />

comes afterwards particularly powerful.<br />

4 minutes<br />

He’s got the whole world in his<br />

hands<br />

SATB or TTBB and piano or orchestra<br />

SATB vocal score 9780193394766<br />

TTBB vocal score 9780193394773<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193394766<br />

In classic <strong>Wilberg</strong> style, this piece builds up verse by verse<br />

with expanding textures, via two upward modulations,<br />

towards a grand and triumphant climax, leaving no doubt<br />

about the joy expressed in the text.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Peace like a river<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193868144<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193868151<br />

As each voice enters, the texture of a gently murmuring<br />

river gradually builds. A surprisingly easy transition into a<br />

more modal third verse adds direction and depth to this<br />

simple folk song.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

This little light of mine<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193535008<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193535107<br />

This radiant anthem is an arrangement of William F.<br />

Smith’s hymn tune ‘Lattimer’, frequently paired with the<br />

popular gospel song ‘This little light of mine’. <strong>Wilberg</strong> gives<br />

each section of the choir a presentation of the melody,<br />

beginning with the sopranos, before building towards<br />

a climatic finish with new harmony and texture as light<br />

spreads ‘across the land’.<br />

3.5 minutes<br />

Spirituals<br />

I’m runnin’ on<br />

Upper voice solo, SATB, and orchestra or piano<br />

Vocal score 9780193869875<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193870314<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong>’s masterful setting of this African-American<br />

spiritual begins with a female solo backed by static,<br />

high-pitched chords in the piano, then gradually builds<br />

momentum to finish in a jubilant and lively double forte.<br />

3 minutes<br />

12<br />

13


Choral Leaflets/Octavos Secular<br />

Choral Leaflets/Octavos Secular<br />

Ah, el novio no quere dinero!<br />

SATB and percussion<br />

Vocal score 9780193869165<br />

This Sephardic wedding song, with rhythmic variety and<br />

lively melody, calls to mind gypsies and the Romantic<br />

Moorish flavour of Spain. It has a folk-like feel with drums,<br />

percussion, and hand-clapping adding to the flamenco<br />

flavour. The first line translates as ‘Oh, the bridegroom<br />

wants no money’.<br />

4 minutes<br />

America the Beautiful<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193868120<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193868137<br />

Refreshing and moving, this arrangement is filled with<br />

strong harmonies, light suspensions, and beautiful<br />

dissonances.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

Here I stand<br />

SATB, piano four-hands, and opt. percussion<br />

Vocal score 9780193869493<br />

This is the second piece in <strong>Wilberg</strong>’s Dances to Life. The<br />

percussion simulates the solemn toll of the bells, calling<br />

the end to life.<br />

If clarions sound<br />

SATB, piano four-hands, and opt. percussion or<br />

orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193869509<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193540842<br />

The third and final movement of Dances to Life. The vocal<br />

writing and keyboard accompaniment create a grand<br />

anthem extolling life and the contributions that our lives<br />

make to the world. An uplifting ending to a sometimes<br />

playful, otherwise serious work, the bells simulated in the<br />

percussion and keyboard celebrate the cycle of life from<br />

beginning to end.<br />

Shenandoah<br />

SATB or SSAA, and piano four-hands or orchestra<br />

SATB vocal score 9780193868205<br />

SSAA vocal score 9780193372832<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193868212<br />

This lovely arrangement of the popular American folk song<br />

perfectly captures the sense of loss and longing in the<br />

words. From the gentle unison opening, the music builds<br />

up through a range of textures and harmonies to a rich<br />

climax, before gently relaxing for a quietly evocative close.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

Suo-gan (Rest in me)<br />

SATB and piano or chamber orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193869899<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193870604<br />

This gentle setting of the traditional Welsh lullaby features<br />

a new English text by David Warner. An alternative<br />

Christmas text is included.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Wonder<br />

SATB, piano four-hands and opt. percussion<br />

Vocal score 9780193869394<br />

This is the first piece in <strong>Wilberg</strong>’s Dances to Life. The text<br />

speaks of the wonders of childhood, and the music is<br />

playful and dance-like, set mainly in 7/8. The choral writing<br />

is uncomplicated, and the piano and percussion portray<br />

the playfulness and impishness of children.<br />

2.5 minutes<br />

Christmas Collections<br />

Carol Songbook<br />

High voice and piano 9780193371996<br />

Low voice and piano 9780193372009<br />

This wonderful collection brings together seven well-loved<br />

carols, all newly arranged by <strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong> for high voice<br />

and piano. With a delightful variety of musical styles and<br />

moods, this volume is perfect for recitals, services, and<br />

concerts at Christmas time.<br />

<strong>Mack</strong> <strong>Wilberg</strong> Carols<br />

SATB and piano/organ/orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193870161<br />

Orchestral material available to hire<br />

This exciting and diverse collection features eight of <strong>Mack</strong><br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong>’s popular arrangements for the Christmas season.<br />

These carols have been revised with new scorings for SATB<br />

choir and piano or organ expressly for this collection.<br />

Whether fast and upbeat or steady and warm, this music<br />

reveals <strong>Wilberg</strong>’s talent for arranging and will be a welcome<br />

addition to Christmas programming for choral societies<br />

and church choirs.<br />

Christmas Collections<br />

3.5 minutes<br />

14<br />

15


Choral Leaflets/Octavos Christmas<br />

Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193804845<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193804852<br />

A wonderful processional, <strong>Wilberg</strong>’s Bring a torch, Jeanette,<br />

Isabella is a joyful carol. A catchy, brightly articulated<br />

countermelody distinguishes this from other settings. The<br />

upper voices sing alone, then the lower voices, and all join<br />

together for a triumphant finish.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Carol to the King<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193869752<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193804555<br />

In an upbeat march in 2/4 meter (the orchestral version<br />

starts with a snare drum), the choir lifts off in the bright key<br />

of D major. Lightly, and with bounce, the voices celebrate<br />

the birth of the Saviour by imitating the leaps and accents<br />

of trumpets.<br />

3 minutes<br />

Child of Light<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or chamber orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193535725<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193540026<br />

This effervescent setting of two texts by David Warner -<br />

one for Christmas, one for general worship - was included<br />

on the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s<br />

recent release, ‘Tree of Life’. Over a shimmering, festive<br />

accompaniment for piano four-hands or chamber<br />

orchestra, the melody is passed between voice parts, and<br />

the dynamic contrasts and detailed articulation enable<br />

singers to present an engaging characterization.<br />

2.5 minutes<br />

Choral Leaflets/Octavos<br />

Christmas<br />

Christmas is coming<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193407701<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193409743<br />

This jovial and spirited carol is sure to bring a smile to many<br />

faces at Christmas-time. The traditional text is augmented<br />

with additional lyrics by David Warner, and <strong>Wilberg</strong> puts<br />

the melody through a wealth of festive musical treatments.<br />

Voices range from unison up to six parts, with some verses<br />

in canon, and the music goes through five different keys,<br />

keeping everyone on their toes!<br />

2.5 minutes<br />

Deck the hall<br />

SATB (with divisions) and piano two-hands/piano<br />

four-hands/orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193413764<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193413788<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong>’s arrangement of the Christmas favourite Deck the<br />

hall is bright and energetic from beginning to end. After an<br />

uplifting introduction going through several keys, the choir<br />

sings the three carol verses in up to seven parts.<br />

2.5 minutes<br />

Ding! dong! merrily on high<br />

SATB and organ/piano four-hands/orchestra<br />

SATB vocal score - organ 9780193804869<br />

SATB vocal score - piano four-hands 9780193870499<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193870505<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong>’s masterful arranging is evident in this light and<br />

fun setting of the well-known traditional carol. With<br />

staccato chords in the piano on and sometimes off the<br />

beat, <strong>Wilberg</strong> creates a playful setting that is ideal for<br />

Christmas concerts.<br />

5 minutes<br />

The first Nowell<br />

SATB and keyboard or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193864214<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193864221<br />

Very moving and dramatic, <strong>Wilberg</strong> creates a beautiful<br />

harmonic language that complements this classic carol.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

Gloria in excelsis Deo<br />

SATB and piano or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193870475<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193870482<br />

The music cycles through several keys as a sense of hope,<br />

spirit, and imagination is developed and suspended<br />

throughout. Its catchy melody would make this a<br />

wonderful opening to a concert or could be used in church<br />

services throughout the Christmas season.<br />

4 minutes<br />

Gloria tibi domine (A Little Child<br />

There is Yborne)<br />

SATB and piano four-hands, or brass and<br />

percussion<br />

Vocal score 9780193869141<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193869158<br />

An energetic setting of the fifteenth-century English carol<br />

text.<br />

3 minutes<br />

Hark! the herald angels sing<br />

SATB and organ/orchestra/brass<br />

Vocal score 9780193864238<br />

Score and parts on hire - brass 9780193864481<br />

Score and parts on hire - orchestral 9780193864245<br />

This classic carol commences with a rich brass fanfare.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

How far is it to Bethlehem?<br />

SATB, two flutes, and harp or piano, or 2 flutes, 2<br />

oboes, strings, and harp or piano<br />

Vocal score 9780193864252<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193864269<br />

A charming arrangement featuring flutes, this is perfect for<br />

even the smallest of choirs.<br />

4 minutes<br />

In the bleak mid-winter<br />

SATB and keyboard or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193376526<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193377950<br />

This is a reflective and beautiful arrangement of the classic<br />

Christmas carol by Holst. <strong>Wilberg</strong> underpins the well-loved<br />

melody with luscious, romantic harmonies, including<br />

moments of exquisite chromaticism.<br />

6 minutes<br />

Infant holy, infant lowly<br />

SATB and organ or strings<br />

Vocal score 9780193867963<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193370173<br />

This well-known, ever-popular Polish carol-lullaby has been<br />

set by <strong>Wilberg</strong> in a beautifully simple style, incorporating<br />

rich harmonies into the accompaniment.<br />

4 minutes<br />

Jingle, Bells<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193402003<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193402027<br />

This joyful take on the festive favourite would be the<br />

perfect ending to any Christmas concert. The choir grows<br />

from unison to eight parts, and a string of modulations<br />

keeps the audience on their toes. The orchestration<br />

features sleigh bells and brass interjections.<br />

3 minutes<br />

Choral Leaflets/Octavos Christmas<br />

16<br />

17


Choral Leaflets/Octavos Christmas<br />

Joy to the world!<br />

SATB and organ/orchestra/brass<br />

Vocal score 9780193864276<br />

Score and parts on hire - brass 9780193864474<br />

Score and parts on hire - orchestra 9780193864283<br />

Uplifting and appropriately joyful, this carol is ideal for a<br />

Christmas service or concert.<br />

2.5 minutes<br />

Lullee, lullai, lullo, lullabye<br />

SATB and organ<br />

Vocal score 9780193869127<br />

This piece features a lovely modal tune in a folk lullaby<br />

perfect for Christmas. The verses alternate between rich<br />

four-part and unison voices (or solos), and the choruses<br />

end in warm-hued, velvety major chords. The carol rises<br />

nicely to a climax, the chorus breaking into shining fivepart<br />

harmonies.<br />

5 minutes<br />

Masters in this hall<br />

SATB and piano or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193864290<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193864306<br />

A dynamic arrangement that speaks of the Magi’s journey.<br />

Full of colour and fervour.<br />

3.5 minutes<br />

Noe! Noe!<br />

SATB and organ or chamber orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193804821<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193804838<br />

This delightful setting of the French carol is perfectly suited<br />

to open a service or concert with its spirited choral parts,<br />

energetic articulations, and quick glissandi in the organ. A<br />

new English translation is written by David Warner.<br />

3 minutes<br />

O come, all ye faithful<br />

SATB and organ or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193869257<br />

O holy night!<br />

SATB and keyboard or orchestra<br />

Vocal score* 9780193805293<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire* 9780193805309<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong> has arranged O holy night! in the accessible key<br />

of D flat major using his signature lush textures which<br />

complement the warm, rich, and dramatic qualities found<br />

in this famous carol.<br />

4 minutes<br />

O Magnum Mysterium (O Great<br />

Mystery)<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or piano and<br />

percussion<br />

Vocal score - SATB and piano four-hands 9780193860971<br />

Vocal score - SATB, piano, and percussion 9780193862111<br />

5 minutes<br />

Oh, watch the stars<br />

SATB (with divisions) & piano/orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193551183<br />

Full score and parts 9780193554566<br />

This is a beautiful, sensitive arrangement of the African-<br />

American spiritual and folk hymn Oh, watch the stars. The<br />

text reflects on the beauty of creation, and alternative<br />

verses by David Warner celebrating Christ’s birth have been<br />

included for performance during the Christmas season.<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong> artfully retains the understated feel and simplicity<br />

of the original spiritual while demonstrating hallmarks of<br />

his unique style, such as rich harmonies, contrasting keys<br />

and textures, and effective obbligato instrumental fills.<br />

5 minutes<br />

One December, bright and clear<br />

SA and keyboard or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193861343<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193864375<br />

A breathlessly quiet mood piece, chant-like and slow.<br />

2 minutes<br />

Silent Night<br />

SATB and piano or chamber orchestra<br />

SATB vocal score 9780193804807<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193804814<br />

This setting of the popular carol is soft and gentle. The<br />

ethereal background starts in a high register with a<br />

repeated figure that evokes tranquility.<br />

4 minutes<br />

Tenor soloist and TTBB choir unaccompanied<br />

Vocal score 9780193864313<br />

3 minutes<br />

Still, still, still<br />

Two-part mixed voices and piano four-hands or<br />

strings<br />

Vocal score 9780193869271<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193869288<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong> creates a tender, gentle atmosphere for this<br />

arrangement of the popular Austrian carol. The two simple<br />

vocal lines (one for upper voices and one for lower voices)<br />

are supported by a steady, rich piano duet accompaniment<br />

(or strings). An ideal piece for a small church choir.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

Sussex Carol<br />

SATB and piano four-hands or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193805255<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193805262<br />

Written as a processional, the setting has brief musical<br />

interludes perfect for the entrance of a choir and clergy<br />

in a Christmas service. The energy and excitement built<br />

into this buoyant arrangement draws the listener in as it<br />

bounces from key to key.<br />

3 minutes<br />

The Twelve Days of Christmas<br />

SATB and piano or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193805279<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193805286<br />

Fresh and unconventional, the setting includes witty<br />

references in the accompaniment to the music of Brahms,<br />

Offenbach, Tchaikovsky, and other familiar tunes that<br />

allude to various gifts mentioned in the lyrics. The final<br />

round is fuelled with excitement and drama, as the music<br />

spirals upwards with the recounting of each set of gifts.<br />

9 minutes<br />

Videntes Stellam Magi<br />

TBarB soli, TBarB choir, and piano or chamber<br />

ensemble<br />

Vocal score 9780193860988<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193862128<br />

A boisterous and energetic piece that portrays the Magi’s<br />

great joy at seeing the star in the East.<br />

5 minutes<br />

The Virgin Mary had a baby boy<br />

SATB and piano four-hands, opt. percussion and<br />

double bass, or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193869295<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193869301<br />

A spirited arrangement in calypso style of the traditional<br />

West Indian carol.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

Choral Leaflets/Octavos Christmas<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193869264<br />

A wonderful closing hymn for a Christmas service or<br />

concert with a grand finish.<br />

5 minutes<br />

* Only available in the US. **Only available in the UK.<br />

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Choral Leaflets/Octavos Christmas<br />

Wexford Carol<br />

SATB and piano or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193518001<br />

Full score and parts on hire 9780193518483<br />

Setting two verses of the Irish traditional carol, <strong>Wilberg</strong>’s<br />

version opens simply with unaccompanied unison lower<br />

voices, before the piano creeps in gently. Upper voices take<br />

over and an imitative section leads to a more dramatic,<br />

thicker-textured section. The carol melody’s slightly<br />

haunting, modal qualities are complemented by colourful<br />

harmonic touches, and a final statement of the melody in<br />

the piano brings the piece to a calm close.<br />

4 minutes<br />

What shall we give?<br />

SATB and piano or orchestra<br />

Vocal score 9780193864382<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193864399<br />

<strong>Wilberg</strong>’s gentle, touching setting of a Catalonian carol<br />

has his typically straightforward but very effective choral<br />

writing.<br />

4 minutes<br />

Whence is that goodly fragrance<br />

flowing?<br />

SATB and piano or ensemble<br />

Vocal score 9780193864320<br />

Conductor’s score and parts on hire 9780193864337<br />

A gentle and reflective arrangement of the popular French<br />

carol that is perfect for a Christmas Eve service or a carol<br />

service.<br />

4.5 minutes<br />

Lament<br />

String orchestra with opt. organ<br />

Full score 9780193528017<br />

Set of parts 9780193528024<br />

This moving piece for string orchestra is full of pathos and<br />

emotion. Stylistically evocative of Samuel Barber’s Adagio<br />

for Strings and the distinctive musical language of Arvo<br />

Pärt, Lament is based around a two-bar arching ostinato,<br />

artfully developing musical fragments and enriching<br />

the texture to reach a powerful central climax. This is a<br />

welcome addition to the string orchestra repertory.<br />

This piece was recorded on the 2019 Mormon Tabernacle<br />

Choir and Orchestra album Tree of Life under the title ‘And<br />

Wept Bitterly (Lament on an Ostinato for String Orchestra)’.<br />

6.5 minutes<br />

Orchestral<br />

Orchestral<br />

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