SATB: with Flute and Harp (winter concert)
I am searching for Christmas/Chanuka/Winter Solstice repertoire for chorus,
flute and harp--either works originally scored for those forces or
effectively adapted for them (My harpist tells me many keyboard parts can be
easily transcribed for harp). I am looking in all of the usual places, but
would be interested in hearing about works you may have performed or heard.
William Copper, "Soft,Oh Soft", a dialogue between the Wise Men and the
Shepherds. Pizzicato strings translate very well to harp, and there is an
optional flute part.
I did an arrangement of 'Silent Night' for Flute, Harp, Soprano solo and
Choir some years ago now for a church in St Louis, Mo which proved very
popular for the Christmas Eve Service. If you have access to Sibelius or
Scorch I can send you the file by e-mail. If not let me have you address and
I will send you one from here in England.
Here's "next to," not "with": "The Shepherds' Farewell" from Berlioz's
"L'Enfance du Christ" is followed by a lovely (and lively) interlude for harp
and two flutes.
There's a little Patapan by Batastini, I think it is, perhaps GIA, for flute,
harp and chorus.
I believe Stephen Paulus has several excellent Christmas octavos which
include flute and/or harp that you will like a great deal. And yes, the harp
parts are written for harp! not piano, but can be played on piano quite well.
There is an excellent recording available of many of his Christmas octavos
by the Dales Warland Singers; info about that should be on the website as
well. You can find out which pieces have flute and/or harp and how to obtain
them at: http://www.stephenpaulus.com/
Although not specific to Christmas, we (Lux Nova Press) publish Karl Henning
"Alleluia in D" in several voicings, including SA, SAA, and SATB. Although
it was originally unaccompanied, last year Karl wrote an optional harp part
at the request of a conductor in Europe; but you have to know to ask about
that (luxnova(a)luxnova.com), as it does not appear in the online catalog.
Karl also has an arrangement of "'Tis Winter Now" ("Danby") which includes
flute, chorus and organ (the one in the current catalog is for violin, chorus
and organ - but the flute version exists). Lux Nova Press handles all of
Karl's arrangements of DANBY, of which there are many versions for solo
voice, instruments alone, and chorus with instruments, although not all are
listed yet as some are still in production. (It is also possible Karl would
be willing to write a harp part to replace the organ part for your specific
situation.).........â¦..I did communicate with Karl Henning, and he thinks a
choir/flute/harp version of Danby would be quite possible.
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Three Spanish Christmas Carols, arr. by Ben Allaway, for harp, flute, hand
drum and choir. Riu, riu chiu; Dadme albricias hijos d'Eva; Dansaron (E la
don, don). See them on-line at sbmp.com (publisher website of Santa Barbara
Des Moines, IA
Boosey and Hawkes has just released a work of mine for SATB, Soprano soloist
and harp, "Hush, My Babe" is an arrangement of a beautiful Appalachian Carol.
No flute alas. I also have, self-published, "Duermete, Nino Lindo", a Latin
American/Southwestern USA carol for SATB, soprano soloist and harp. I would
be happy to send you a comp copy.
I have arrangements of Reger's *Virgin's Slumber Song* for fl, hp, & SATB,
SSA, SAB, ot 2-pt mx published by Coronet Press (dist. Presser)--and
orchestrations (str. with the fl & hp) are now available as well. The SATB &
SSA versions both have the original German text as well as my own singing
Robert Ross, Artistic Director
Voces Novae et Antiquae
You might check out the Vaughan Williams Magnificat for women's voices, mezzo
and flute. I don't know if anyone has put the piano orchestral reduction to
1. Please check the repertoire on a Paul Winter Christmas/Winter Solstice
CD. He has given numerous concerts at St. John the Divine, NYC.
2. Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" for SSA and harp...
also has been arranged for SATB and harp.. I prefer the SSA version
3. flute and (2) harp(s)? to give the chorus a break -
Trio from "L'Enfance du Christ" by Hector Berlioz
West Point, NY
You may be interested to review my piece, MIRACLE of LIGHT, commissioned and
premiered by the Dale Warland Singers, for these forces. (It is a Chanukah
piece, and was broadcast on their Christmas season concerts in 1997.) The
text also is original. It is published by Sounds Alive! Query
More info is at my website: www.jzaimont.com .
Judith Lang Zaimont
Frank Ferko: Two Irish Carol Settings, (1995) for mixed chorus, flute,
violoncello and harp; commissioned by the Schola Cantorum of St. Peter's
Church in the Loop, Chicago
I publish an exquisite song called "Carol" by Australian composer Suzanne
Palmer - Holton. It is scored for SSA choir, descant recorder (which works
well on flute) and harp. My choir has recorded it and it is very beautiful,
original and accessible. I'm happy to fax/send a copy to you for perusal.
Young Voices of Melbourne
Look at Kirke Mechem's "The Seven Joys of Christmas" for women's chorus
(original), available in SATB w/ Harp and/ or Chamber Orchestra parts
available for rental.
The Rocky Mountain Woman
We have a fine piece by John Biggs called A SONG FOR CHANUKAH (SATB, fl, pno)
Easy piano-harp transcription. You may see it listed at
Let us know if you'd like a perusal copy.
I have an arrangement of "On Christmas Night" (The Sussex Carol) for SATB
and piano or harp.
Would be glad to send you a free Finale perusal score.
electronic mail paulayres(a)clara.net
Thanks to all who responded!