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Christmas Anthems with Flute

I'm looking for SATB (some divisi is ok) Christmas, Advent, and Epiphany anthems with flute accompaniment. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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on July 23, 2013 1:00pm
Can you please clarify:  flute ONLY, or flute with piano or flute with organ?
on July 23, 2013 7:59pm
All three work. Flute with piano would be perferred but I could also work with flute only or flute with organ.
on July 23, 2013 1:05pm
This arrangement of "Away in a Manger" combines 3 of the tunes associated with the text and has a flute obbligato:
on July 24, 2013 2:56am
Hi Clay,
i think you might like this unusual arrangement of 'Rise up, shepherd' for SATB with piano and oboe or flute obbligato. The OUP site includes a link to a sample page, and there's also a listening link. (They use an oboist, but a flautist works equally well!) its quite a simple arrangement, but I think you'll find it quite effective. (There is also an arrangement for small orchestra, if anyone's interested.)
Best wishes,
on July 24, 2013 6:01am
I have a yet-to-be-premiered Meditation for Christmas for SATB (few spots of divisi) and flute if you'd be interested in seeing it.
Hope this helps,
Robert A.M. Ross
info(a) <Robert Ross 11>
on July 24, 2013 6:04am
Shawnee publishes(or published) a wonderful arr. of LO, HOW A ROSE E'ER BLOOMING(A1507) for SATB, guitar, piano, & flute by Roy Zimmerman.  You can hear it online at  Great beauty here!
All best...
on July 24, 2013 8:08am
I would like to offer my arrangement of 'Silent Night' for Flute, Harp (or Organ) and Choir.
If interested reply to smacmus(a)
Stuart McIntosh
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on July 24, 2013 8:32am
Hello Clay,
A Child’s Carol is a Christmas work that has been sung successfully by choirs large and small, amateur and professional. I scored this work for one or two flutes and piano or harp. The SATB setting is available from Canadian International Music/Lorenz and the SSA from A Tempo. There is also a version for mixed choir plus children’s choir as well (A Tempo). The piece contains a Halleluiah that may be performed by sopranos or soprano soloist, or children. The 4-minute work is highly suited to the church environment, but has also been performed in choral concerts, particularly as a finale.  It may be seen and heard at
on July 24, 2013 8:13pm
If you can find it, Ruth Artman's "Little Lamb" is not specifically a winter holiday piece but I sang it in high school on a holiday program. The piece is for SATB (perm out of print), piano and flute (oboe).
on July 25, 2013 3:16am
ECS Publishing just released two titles by Paul Gibson:
on July 25, 2013 5:20am
There is SO much out there for choir and obbligato instruments! I encourage you to peruse websites of your favorite publishers and composers; you'll see many titles which include obbligato instruments. This is probably obvious but be reminded that many/most of the shorter Christmas works and anthems calling for violin or oboe will work for flute (without even having to transpose) so that opens uo more possibilities. I'll try to reply later with some favorites. In your inquiry you said nothing as to your preferred style/periods. Unless you're preferences are wide open, you might wish to say a bit more. 
Tom Brown
on July 25, 2013 6:37am
Dale Warland's arrangement of "What Child Is This?" is scored for flute and harp, but works just fine with flute and piano.  Paul Aiken's "Huron Carol", which has an oboe obligato, can be done effectively with flute as well.  I've also done Buxtehude's setting of "In dulci jubilo" (SAB choir, two violins and continuo) with two flutes replacing the violins - the violin parts stay within the playable range of the flutes, so it works just fine.  Thanks for starting this thread!  I've been hiring one or two flutes for Christmas Eve at my church for the past two years, and will probably wind up doing that again this year, so it's interesting to see what's out there!
on July 31, 2013 10:50am
In the Bleak Midwinter by Robert Lau; Paraclete Press, PPMO0850 for Choral and PPMO0850fl for Flute part
P.S. - I'm a flautist and a singer, and this is a lovely choice for SATB and Flute!!! Highly recommended!!
on August 1, 2013 7:18am
I would like to offer my composition, "Joy Shall Be Yours," for SATB chorus, flute and piano, with text from The Wind in the Willows. I would be glad to send you a PDF of the work for examination.
on August 3, 2013 3:52am
"I saw three ships"  has been arranged for unaccompanied SATB plus solo flute by Philip Stopford. Published by Hal Leonard
You might also be interested in Philip Stopford's Variations for Flute on Love Came Down at Christmas  published by
on August 4, 2013 5:08pm
Clay -- May I suggest two pieces of mine.  Christmas Processional for SAB, organ & flute combines a lilting 6/8 tune with strains of "From Heaven on High."  Details at this link on my website.  Also, Rejoice and Be Merry in Songs sets an English carol for SAB, organ and flute/oboe.  Details at this link on my website.  Wishing you all the best with your program,
Christopher J. Hoh
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