Revival III —

Music Collection and Recording

The third volume in this popular series, Revival III features arrangements of fourteen familiar Christmas carols for contemporary ensembles.

Christmas carols, like many traditional hymns, are often arranged for four-part choir and organ. With this collection, Tony Alonso focuses instead on the needs of the piano- or guitar-based ensemble, creating accessible carol arrangements for SAB voices, piano, and guitar. Also included is an optional alternate harmonization for the final stanza of each piece featuring a soprano descant.

Although these arrangements can be utilized as choral anthems, they are truly intended to lead and inspire congregational song. They are compatible with the texts found in GIA’s hymnals and yet can be edited easily to agree with the version of the carol most familiar to the assembly.

CONTENTS: Angels We Have Heard on High (G-10431) • Away in a Manger (G-10432) • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (G-10434) • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (G-10435)  • We Three Kings of Orient Are (G-10443) • O Little Town of Bethlehem (G-10439) • Joy to the World (G-10436) • Once in Royal David’s City (G-10440) • What Child Is This? (G-10444) • O Come, All Ye Faithful (G-10437) • The First Nowell (G-10442) • O Come, O Come Emmanuel (G-10438) • Good Christian Friends, Rejoice (G-10433) • Silent Night (G-10441).