The Shepherd’s Noel – SAB

Photo credit: Susan WD via / CC BY-SA
Photo credit: Susan WD via / CC BY-SA

SAB Voices and Piano

Text by Wanetta Hill
Moderate difficulty
Free with Purchase: Accompaniment MP3, Individual Voice Part MP3s, Rehearsal Preparation Sheet
Also available: SATB, SSA, TBB
Duration: 3:00

The lyrics of Wanetta Hill are related through the eyes of someone who describes what might have been, if he had been a shepherd. A Latin text gives “heart” to the entire experience — Venite adoremus, Dominum. Rich harmonies and countermelodies are the basis for this setting, and the text is enhanced through the use of dynamics, imagery, and word-painting