18944, SAB with solo, $2.95
Date released: 1999
Looking for a joyful, up-tempo Christmas anthem featuring a soloist who can sing with “style”? This is it! This arrangement of an old African-American gospel song is set in a fast gospel shuffle with a bit of the blues thrown in. The solo part is extensive throughout and the choir is featured in a call-and-answer format with the soloist. This melody is so catchy that your audience will be singing along by the last chorus. This arrangement is perfect for youth and adults alike as well as contemporary ensembles. The triplet laced rhythms will be a perfect chance to work on good diction with your choir. Hip instrumental parts featuring brass, saxes, and rhythm section will make this a favorite in any Christmas concert.