Four Christmas Carols


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Four Christmas Carols
  • For children's chorus or women's chorus and orchestra
  • Sung in English
  • Running time: Approximately 9 minutes

1. Call the Children (running time: 1:43 minute)

2. The Snow Child (running time: 1:41 minute)

3. Candles on the Tree (running time: 1:43 minute)

4. Run to the Window (running time: 3:18 minutes)

Orchestration: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and strings (piano reduction available)

Run to the Window

December Celebration: New Carols by 7 American Composers
Dawn Harms, conductor; Volti Choir; New Century Chamber Orchestra

2015 PentaTone


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Getty’s choral works feature a real affinity for the rhythms of the English language...Indeed, there is such a wonderful feeling for the prosody of English in Getty's compositions that he is able to imbue the poems of Benet, Housman, and Tennyson with a freshness that invites a reappraisal of the poetry of the pre-Modernists.... These are choral works in which the chorus takes center stage. I was particularly impressed with "Jerusalem," a scene from Getty’s opera Plump Jack, which is based on the Falstaff/Henry plays of Shakespeare...Getty’s genius is in knowing that tonal music is alive and well and has a level of referentiality and self-reflexivity that is beyond the limited palettes of the atonalists.

William Grim
Sequenze21, 2005