Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory is part of a growing collection of Americana Miniatures, short, mostly instrumental arrangements of characteristically American folk music. This arrangement is set for four trombones, or three trombones and tuba, but is also suitable for any combination of four low brass instruments in ‘C’. The music is instantly recognizable and appealing to broad audiences and playable by musicians of moderate skill.
Reflections on two carols
2/1/1/0 4/3/3/1 Timpani/Glockenspiel, Percussion (1), Harp, Piano, Strings
What Child We Sing? blends the melodies of GREENSLEEVES and NOEL NOUVELET into a new work for orchestra that explores the clash of transcendence meeting imminence at Christ’s incarnation. Soft and ethereal whispers of strings and winds meet violent thunders of brass and percussion in contemplation of the awesome majesty of the Eternal Son wrapped in the harmless, delicate flesh of a newborn babe.
What Child We Sing? fits perfectly in the Advent or Christmas seasons with its strong exposition of traditional Christmas carols and would be suitable as a prelude, offertory, or reflective music in either liturgical or unstructured service. It has sufficient artistic metric to be suitable for the concert stage as well, although it is not at all difficult, being suitable for intermediate or higher level musicians. “