18940, 2-part or SSA, $2.25
Date released: 1999
Hayes has arranged one of the best-loved children’s Christmas carols using three different melodies. CRADLE SONG and MUELLER are probably the most widely-known tunes for this text. The third tune, NORMANDY, is in a minor key and contrasts nicely with the other two melodies. The arrangement features children’s voices singing unison melody with divisi in the final measures. The SSA parts support the children’s sections or solo with rich harmonies that are very singable. A lovely orchestration or accompaniment CD will enhance your performance. Perfect for concerts, pageants, and worship settings during the Christmas season.