SATB for Advent / Christmas Sheet Music Downloads Sacred SATB for Advent and Christmas Brightest and Best SATB a cappella - by Jean Ritchie - arr. Peter Amidon read more Brightest and Best sung by Starry Mountain Singers, Zara Bode soloist. This is my arrangement of Jean Ritchie's version of a song that can be found in several incarnations, including "Star in the East", an American folk hymn published in the early 1800's in the "Southern Harmony". O Mary SATB/piano - traditional - arr. Peter Amidon read more In Amidons' book/CD 'Beatitudes'. A lively spiritual from Louisiana. Try it with your favorite jazz saxophone player (Ron Kelley improvises on his alto sax on the recording). We have often done this as a relocking unison anthem when we do not have the time or singers to work up the SATB arrangement. You get both piano/SATB score and vocal score pdfs. Shout for Joy a cappella SATB and soloist - traditional - arr. Peter Amidon read more In Amidons' book/CD 'Beatitudes'. Mary Alice Amidon soloist. We learned this great spiritual/Christmas carol from the late Lisa Neustadt, a wonderful gospel singer from the Boston area. It is a great song for harmony workshops if you have someone who can sing the lead (sung, of course, by Mary Alice on the recording). I am sure the verses were originally improvisatory, so go ahead and improvise some of your own. You can have one singer learn the solo part and teach the rest of the singers the chorus quickly from music or by ear. To Bethlehem SATB/piano - by Nym Cooke - arr. Peter Amidon - read moreTo Bethlehem is in the Amidons' book/CD 'Beatitudes'. Nyme Cooke is one of the leading scholars of early American music, and a wonderfully enthusiastic singing leader. He wrote this song the winter after the birth of his daughter Thalia, and published his own lovely SATB harmonization in his classic collection "Awake to Joy! Christmas Carols for Part-Singing". I found the melody taking me in a different direction. You get both piano/vocal score and vocal score pdfs. Watts Cradle Hymn SATB/piano - traditional - arr. Peter Amidon read more In Amidons' book/CD 'Beatitudes'. This is a wonderful combination of great Isaac Watts poetry and one of the most beautiful traditional American hymn tunes we know. We often sing the third verse with just the sopranos/altos either with the usual piano part or a cappella with the men humming the bass part. You get both piano/SATB score and vocal score pdfs. What You Gonna Call a cappella SATB - traditional - arr. Peter Amidon read more Sung by Starry Mountain Singers. This song was a show-stopper as sung, alone, a cappella, slow, poignant, by Keith F. Moore at the Washington DC Revels a few years ago. I did this arrangement for the Guilford Community Church's annual Youth Christmas Eve Chorus.