Christmas music by Sheena Phillips

 

To purchase unpublished music please email me (sheenaphillips at gmail.com). For most scores there is a modest fee per singer for permission to copy from a licensed PDF file.

 

NEW or FEATURED

A Song of December 

SATB a cappella

Setting of a poem by Katharine Tynan

Shortlisted for the 2012 Hazel Renshaw Composition Prize adjudicated by Judith Weir and Patrick Russill

Published by Boosey & Hawkes

 

En Etsi Valtaa, Loistoa (Not Power or Glory, but Peace on Earth) 

SATB, folk fiddle

New setting (2014) of a popular Finnish Christmas hymn

Perusal score

Audio realisation

 

Love Came Down At Christmas

SATB, alto and baritone soloists, guitar

Arrangement of the traditional tune, with words by Christina Rossetti

Published by Canasg Music

Recording by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, from the album The Garden

 

Patapan  

SATB, recorder, drum

Traditional French (in English translation)

Published by Canasg Music

Recording by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, from the album All hayle to the days

 

The Christmas Bird 

SATB, flute

Setting of lyrics by Katharine Tynan

Winner of the 2012 Welcome Christmas Carol Contest  sponsored by VocalEssence and the American Composers Forum

Premiered in 5 performances in Minneapolis, by VocalEssence, dir. Philip Brunelle, with Michele Antonello Frisch, flute, December 2012

Recording of the premiere (extract)  

Published by Santa Barbara Music Press  

 

What Child Is This?

SATB

Commissioned by the Lancaster Chorale, dir. Robert Trocchia, 2003

Published by Canasg Music

Recording by the Lancaster Chorale, Ohio, dir. Robert Trocchia

 

 

OTHER TITLES

A Christmas Carol 

SATB a cappella

Setting of a poem by G K Chesterton

Commissioned by the Lancaster Chorale, Ohio, 2006

Published by Santa Barbara Music Press

Recording by the Lancaster Chorale, Ohio, dir. Robert Trocchia, 2007

 

Christe Redemptor 

SATB

Concert setting of the Christmas plainchant hymn

Written for the Magpie Consort, Columbus, Ohio, 2004

 

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus 

SATB choir, handbell choir, organ, string quartet (or solo violin) and optional congregation

Commissioned and first performed by Worthington United Methodist Church, Ohio, dir. Maurice Casey, in Advent 2004

 

Dies Natalis Invicti Solis (the birthday of the undefeated sun)

SATB

Words by Peter Hill

Published by Canasg Music

Recording by Rudsambee Company of Singers from the album Dies natalis invicti solis

 

Duan Nollaig (New Year)

SAT/B

Traditional Gaelic

Published by Canasg Music

 

Entre le Boeuf et l'Ane Gris (In the cattle stall)

2 part treble voices and piano

Traditional French

Commissioned by the Knox Choraliers, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2006

Published by Canasg Music

 

Good Christian Friends, Rejoice  

SATB

Published by Canasg Music

Recording by Rudsambee Company of Singers from the album Out of the Christmas Flame

 

The Great Nativity   

SSAATB

Based on traditional Gaelic Christmas sayings, in English translation

perusal score

 

He is Born

SATB

Based on the two carols Il est né le Divin Enfant and Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

First performed by choir of Worthington United Methodist Church, Ohio, dir. Maurice Casey, Christmas 2003

 

In Dulci Jubilo  

SATB, brass quintet (2 tr., hn., tbn., tuba)

perusal score

 

In the Bleak Midwinter

SATB

Setting of Christina Rossetti's famous carol

Published by Canasg Music

Recorded on Rudsambee company of singers' CD Dies natalis invicti solis

 

Innocent's Song

SATB

Words by Charles Causley

First performed by Rudsambee company of singers

Permission is required from the copyright holders to perform this song

 

Jazz Dulci

SATB

Close harmony arrangement of In dulci jubilo

 

Noel

SSAB or TTBB

Published by Canasg Music in both SSAB and TTBB voicings

Recorded on the Magpie Consort's CD All hayle to the days

 

O Come O Come Emmanuel 

SSATB

Concert setting of the plainchant hymn

First performed by the South Bend Chamber Singers, dir. Nancy Menk, December 2004

Published by Lorenz

 

Of The Father’s Love Begotten  

unison voices, brass quintet (2 tr., hn., tbn., tuba)

perusal score

 

Quand Dieu Naquit (When God was born)

SATB, guitar (guitar part realised by Eugene Braig)

Traditional French

Published by Canasg Music

Recording by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, from the album All hayle to the days

 

The Sans Day Carol (Now the holly bears a berry)

SATB, guitar (guitar part realised by Eugene Braig)

Traditional Cornish

Published by Canasg Music

Recording by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, from the album All hayle to the days

 

Song of the Star Child

SSA, piano or SAB, piano

Arrangement of a song by Edwina Towson; words by Glenn Watson

 

Susanni

SATB, folk harp

Based on two German carols from the Oxford Book of Carols

Published by Canasg Music

Recording by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, from the album All hayle to the days

 

Taladh Chriosda (lullaby to the Christ Child)

SAB

Arrangement of the traditional Gaelic lullaby

Published by Canasg Music

Recording by Rudsambee Company of Singers from the album Dies natalis invicti solis

 

Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day

SATB, cello

Traditional English

 

Two Welsh Carols (Awake they were only and The best of mornings)

TTB

Published by Canasg Music

 

Venez Divin Messie

SATB, soprano recorder, violin, violincello

Arrangement of the traditional French carol

Recording by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, from the album The Garden

 

 

 

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