08738340, 2-part, $2.75
Date released: 1997
The text of this children’s Christmas anthem was written by J. Paul Williams and invites us to “Come sing and dance for joy” in an engaging, celebrative manner. The melody is animated, with a range suitable for small children and is written in canon style. The references to “joining hands” and “circling round” in the lyrics bring to mind opportunities for liturgical dance or simple choreography. The chorus of “Adeste Fideles” is interpolated into the middle of the anthem. It is suitable for sacred and secular Christmas concerts alike.
Available from Hal Leonard or Boosey & Hawke d/Williams-J-Paul-Hayes-Mark-Carolare-2-part-voices/2241052