Gordon Thornett

CHRISTMAS MUSIC BY GORDON THORNETT

For mixed choir (SATB) with piano or organ accompaniment:

Noel!

See amid the Winter’s Snow

Rise up, Shepherd (SATB, with oboe or flute obbligato)

The three pieces above are published by the Oxford University Press

[Orchestrations are available if required, from the OUP Hire Library.]

*Norsk Musikforlag publications:

What Child is this? (SATB, with violin solo)

And Glory shone

Two new Christina Rossetti settings:

Love came down at Christmas

In the bleak midwinter

Shawnee Press/ Hal Leonard:

Lo! in the Cold of Winter Deep

Swirly Music:

Other SATB settings:

Little Lamb, who made thee? (A cappella)

Christmas Time in the Eyes of a Child (Solo/Unison)

Christmas Time in the Eyes of a Child (2-part children’s choir)

Christmas Time in the Eyes of a Child (Mixed choir, SATB)

For Children’s Choir (Unison/2-part):

The Sleepy Shepherd Boy         

(Orchestration also available from Swirly Music.)

The following titles are available for immediate digital printing from sheetmusicplus.com:

Bright was the Star (SATB and piano/organ - orchestration available.)              

Star of the East  (SATB and piano/organ - orchestration available.)

Christmas Candles(Community choir [SATB] plus optional children’s choir, with piano accompaniment)     

Christmas Time in the Eyes of a Child (Mixed choir version - SATB and piano)                 

Gloria (for SATB + brass, organ and timps.)

For Orchestra:

A Children’s Christmas Suite                                               

The following piece is available on hire from Faber Music:

Festive Overture:  The Joy of Christmas(with optional choral ending)

(Available for full orchestra, or in a scaled down version for small orchestra.)

Youtube links to Christmas performances:

Nidarosdomens Guttekor:   See amid the Winter’s Snow (New setting)

Nidarosdomens Guttekor:   What Child is this? (‘Greensleeves’ arrangement)

PLEASE NOTE - Most of the above are listed on Sheet Music Plus, where you can look inside the music and have a listen before deciding whether to make a purchase.  In the case of pieces published by OUP, Faber or Norsk Musikforlag, I’d be pleased to arrange for a free inspection copy to be sent to any choral directors who may be interested in performing the piece.  Just drop me an email here.