Good King Wenceslas (Arr.)
For SATB Choir and Keyboard  (2:45)
(Optional Brass Quintet)

Gladde Music Publications
Choral Score (GMP9806) - $1.75
Conductor's Score/Brass Parts  (GMP9806X) - $45.00
Formerly Santa Barbara Music Publications (SBMP 357)

We're all familiar with the music of this Christmas carol, but have we looked carefully at its words and story?  It tells a wonderful fable of goodness and generosity!  The narrative of King Wenceslas, his Page, and the poor Peasant is effectively arranged.  The men convey the words of the King, the women sing the words of the Page, and the combined chorus provides narration.  You will never find an arrangement of this carol that's more delightful and descriptive while remaining accessible.  The keyboard part is fun to play and frames the story well!

Premiere in England!

The Choir of Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire (an 11th century Medieval church in England) will perform two of Brad Nelson's pieces in their December 21 Christmas Concert this season. They will sing "Gladde Things" and "Good King Wenceslas".

See the Conductor's Score with Brass Quintet






Notable Performance!
December 21, 2013

Cambridgeshire, England
Paul Trepte, Director


Vocal Arts Ensemble
San Luis Obispo, California
Gary Lamprecht, Director

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Notable Broadcast!
December 19, 2013
Broadcast throughout the world from Taunton, Somerset, England
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