March 22, 2017

A cappella arrangement of the classic Christmas Carol, O Holy Night - for digital download


St Stephen's in Chelsea, PQ
The sheet music for my original bilingual arrangement of the classic Christmas Carol, O Holy Night,  is now available for digital download from SMP Press. 


If you have been looking for that voice only choral version of this famous carol for your SATB choir -- here it is! The signature organ accompaniment to this piece made it challenging to set a cappella. 

This setting I created "sans accompagnement" has worked really well for my choir. 

It's an excellent ending piece to a Christmas concert that'll bring down the house. 

Here is a recent performance of my arrangement by my choir. 


Standing ovation guaranteed.

Visit my choir's YouTube channel for other samples of my work, sung by my choir, The Stairwell Carollers.

Contact:
 info(at)stairwellcarollers.com


Ciao,
Pierre

March 20, 2017

Laudemus cum armonia - now available for SATB choir

Stained Glass window, Trinity United, Ottawa
The sheet music for my original Christmas Carol,  Laudemus cum armonia,  is now available for digital download from SMP Press. 

Laudemus cum armonia, "Let us praise with harmony",  is hymn-like in nature and one of the favorites of my choir.

The song works well as a sacred song of praise and also as a Christmas carol as it describes the festival of the child's birth.

Visit my choir's YouTube channel for other samples of my work, sung by my choir, The Stairwell Carollers.

Contact:
 info(at)stairwellcarollers.com


Ciao,
Pierre

January 26, 2017

The Carillon Concert was wonderful! Thank you Andrea!

The Peace Tower, home of Ottawa's 53 bell Carillon

(Article also posted to the Stairwell Caroller Choir Blog)

Another fun trip up the Tower for a very special Carillon Concert. This time, our Dominion Carillonneur, Andrea McCrady,  treated me with a program all my own!

about 183 steps to the Carillon keyboard room
The elevator was out of service, so we all huffed and puffed our way up to the keyboard room.

Andrea poses with me in the keyboard room

As Holly mentioned in the post announcing this upcoming concert, Dr. McCrady is gratified that she has found a composer "in her own backyard" whose compositions and arrangements seem so fitting to the requirements of the Carillon.

She played my Stairwell Carol so beautifully! Here it is! Enjoy! Concert date was Noon, Monday, December 12th, 2016.

Pierre poses in the Great Hall with Stairwellers, David, Martha, Maggie and Manon

Here's an article by the Toronto star about Andrea and her "high-level" (pun intended) job.

Ciao, Pierre
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