22818, SSA (or 2-part), $1.85
Date released: 2004
Check out this high-energy Christmas original that will definitely have you celebrating! Hayes employs a gospel-rock style that electrifies his text, one which captures the love, peace, and joy surrounding the birth of Christ. The piece is in minor mode, but the driving beat throughout keeps it lively. Singers will love the syncopation and the tight harmonies and will enjoy the challenges of some 3-part divisi. The bridge features a “lead” vocal line for the guys with SSA back-up that builds to a final refrain and a dynamic finish. This is particularly suitable for an experienced youth choir, though the adult choir may steal it away, and it would be a terrific opener or closer for this season’s Christmas program.