At The Time Of The Yule
This group of three carols (two congregational and one choral) was premiered in the Royal Albert Hall by the Surrey County Youth Choir and Orchestra, plus massed Surrey school choirs. It is for SATB choir (with some divisions) and orchestra (or organ). No solos.
The orchestration is 2(+picc) 2 2 2 4 2 3 1 2 Perc Timp Strings
The outer movements provide alternative versions of standard carols for anyone who would like a change from the Carols for Choirs versions. The central middle movement has often been performed separately as a carol at Midnight Mass – it is a bit long for a carol service, but sits very well during the long Communion at the Midnight service.
The movements are:
- Good King Wenceslas
- Once as I Remember
- The First Nowell
There are no recordings or videos available at present – watch this space.