Three Carol Arrangements

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING
arr. Kenneth Hesketh
SATB and organ or orchestra
Novello NOV050413, 050402

O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL

arr. Kenneth Hesketh
SATB and organ or orchestra
Novello NOV050424

These three exuberant arrangements sound splendid with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Whether they are what you need in church with organ accompaniment depends on whether or not you have a Christmas service or concert where these treatments would sound appropriate. The arranger’s websitewww.kennethhesketh.co.uk gives you the opportunity to hear the complete orchestral versions and look at several pages of the choir and organ scores – so you can decide whether you need a more reverential approach or that a ‘vivo, leggiero’ dancing introduction to Once in royal is just what you have been waiting for.

September 2011
Church Music Quarterly
Stephen Patterson