Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Chorals

As Mary Sleeps

A beautiful and gentle lullaby celebrating the birth of Jesus arranged in SATB.

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Bolingo

From the Republic of Congo, this wonderfully rhythmic traditional African folk tune is sung in the Lingala language. The lyric joyfully expresses the angelic announcement of the birth of Emmanuel and conveys a message of hope for the world. Percussion is included in this great multicultural selection for Christmas.

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Calypso Allelu

This snappy melody in the popular calypso style has harmony parts that are very easy, making this good for beginning part-singing! Complete with optional claves and maracas, this Christmas serenade will charm choirs and audiences alike. The P/A cassette features a catchy flute accompaniment.

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Calypso Cradle Carol

This inventive piece celebrates our Savior's birth in a joyful and reverent way by embellishing the music with rhythm instruments such as conga drum, claves, triangle, and bass. The middle section serves as a bright counterpoint to the minor calypso style utilized throughout the rest of the piece. This arrangement has been written to be performed by either SAB or SATB choirs. Fun!

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Carol of the Angels

This is exceptionally nice!  It's a partner song with the traditional French carol, Angels We Have Heard On High, in a setting that two-part choirs will find irresistible!  Two wonderful melodies, one traditional and the other original, are sung independently first and then brilliantly combined for a dramatic musical climax.  Jill's uncanny mastery of partner songs is marvelously evident in this piece which is ideal for two-part school or church choirs of any age or level!    

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Carol of the Bagpipers

This Sicilian carol is traditionally played on bagpipes by shepherds who serenade Italian villagers the nine days before Christmas. This SAB and 2-part captures the style of the carol and tells the Christmas story with simple unison and harmony throughout. Available separately: SAB, 2-part, StudioTrax CD. Duration: ca. 1:50.

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Celebrate the Season

An up-tempo program opener or closer for your holiday concert. The multicultural message wishes holiday greetings for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The use of some foreign text adds extra teaching opportunities. Joyous energy is created with this original choral.

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Chantez Noel

This bright and joyful French tune is a favorite for many a choir and is newly arranged for mixed voices in all levels as well as for women's voices. The lyrics are in French and English, making it a fresh and stand-out choice for your holiday concert.

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Christmas Tree Angel

Sweet Angie, the Christmas Tree Angel, wishes you a very, very, merry, merry Christmas, from the tippy top of the tree! Recorded by the Andrews Sisters, this 1950's classic makes a charming holiday showcase for treble choirs of all ages!

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Dominick the Donkey

A little donkey helps Santa Claus bring presents to children in Italy in this delightful novelty arrangement. Various Italian words and expressions are used throughout with easy part writing and plenty of “hee-haws” for all! available in 2 and 3 pt. mixed.

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Donde Esta Santa Claus

¿Donde Está Santa Claus? adds south-of-the-border flair to the night before Christmas. Mariachi trumpets, claves, maracas, and the click of the castanets will make this spirited two-part novelty piece a new favorite for your holiday program.

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Feliz Navidad

Jill Gallina adds her special touch to a holiday favorite. For two-part or three-part mixed voices, “Feliz Navidad” will be a hit with singers and audiences of all ages. Optional mariachi trumpet parts are in the choral.

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Frosty Hand Jive

Frosty is truly a part of every holiday season. Here's a hand jive for your holiday program that includes "Frosty the Snowman". It'll be fun for everyone! Based on "Frosty the Snowman". Words and music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins / "Hand Jive" and arrangement by Jill Gallina.

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Hanukkah The Festival of Lights

Jill Gallina has crafted a modal melody with excellent voice leading in a song that's both educational and fun. Available: 2-Part. 8 p.

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Happy Winter

A simply wonderful upbeat original partner song joins with Frosty The Snow Man for a delightful holiday number!

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Happy Xmas/War is Over

“So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun.” The timeless music and lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono ring with nostalgia and continue to be a part of our American musical tapestry every year since it was first released in 1971. Beautifully and simply set here for 2-part and SAB voices, the natural partner song sings of Christmas, the New Year, hope, love and certainly peace.

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing

This sparkling partner-song setting of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is a surefire crowd-pleaser. For Christmas concert or winter festival, this shimmering two-part arrangement works well with any combination of voices.

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Holiday Around We Go!

It's all in the title! A novel holiday piece that tips its hat to Deck the Hall in an energetic round. “Sleigh bells ring-a-ling, people sing-a-ling, fam'ly mingling all a-glow! Time to decorate, time to celebrate, holiday around we go!.” Charming and fun for young voices!

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Holly, Jolly Christmas

This Johnny Marks classic is set for 2-part voices in a straight ahead arrangement that respects the well-loved song and lyrics cherished by generations. Your students will love to learn and sing the song they hear on cartoons and commercials every holiday season! Available separately: 2-part, StudioTrax CD. Duration: ca. 1:57.

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Huron Carol

This haunting Canadian carol written originally by St. Jean de Brebeuf captures the tonality and beauty of the Huron community. Jill Gallina's arranging touch makes this a strong choice for your concert. It's a unique opportunity for a distinctive piece in your programming.

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Hush My Babe

A choral combining two best-loved familiar songs, Hush, Little Baby and the Kentucky Christmas Carol, into a moving Christmas reverie. A flowing piano accompaniment helps set the tone for a lovely piece for holiday concerts.

 

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I Saw Three Ships

This creative new setting of a well-loved Christmas carol gives it new life with a traditional sea chantey feel and tongue-twister fun. Jill adds an original verse that transitions into a partner-song. From infectious beginning to clever end, this will make a memorable addition to any holiday concert or performance. Available separately: SAB, 2-part, StudioTrax CD.

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It Must be Hanukkah

From the musical Holiday Heroes, this joyful choral celebrating the many customs and traditions of the Hanukkah holiday is both educational as well as entertaining and fits perfectly into any holiday concert repertoire or multicultural celebration.

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

This novelty pop tune is perfect for providing that humorous moment in your concert. Bouncing with musical fun, the entertaining lyrics will delight your audiences.

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It’s the Holiday Season

No song better captures the season than this infectious holiday hit! Popularized by Andy Williams, it has become part of the pop fabric of holiday songs and is now available to be sung and enjoyed by your choirs in a variety of different voicings. Open or close with this perennial favorite. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-part, StudioTrax CD.

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It’s the Season of Love

Uplifting and energetic, this original holiday song includes lyric snippets of a variety of other songs, making it a perfect program opener! With great options for movement, you will fill your performance space with seasonal joy! 

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Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head

This lovely, lush Christmas carol has been partnered with a gentle countermelody. It can be successfully sung by any two-part combination of voices, from a duet to full chorus, children through adult. “Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head” is simple and lovely – the perfect choice for Christmas Eve or anytime during the Advent/Christmas season.

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Light A Candle

From the musical, Holiday Heroes Light a candle for love, light a candle for peace, light a candle to celebrate the season. This text will work for any December holiday celebration. From the Gallina musical Holiday Heroes, Light a Candle will be a simple and beautiful ballad to program for your concert, and the stunning melody and simple harmonies make it easy to learn.

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Light the Candles

Best selling and best loved Hanukkah piece arranged for SATB and 2 pt voices.

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Little Star

“Little Star” is a best-selling holiday partner-song by Jill Gallina. The master of the partner-song format, Jill has written a sparkling countermelody to complement the well-known English carol, “The First Noel.” The optional text provided in the choral makes “Little Star” acceptable in most school settings and a fine choice for young church choirs. Performance options are varied, and could include audiences or congregations singing “The First Noel,” with the choir singing the countermelody.

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Mister Santa

A Christmas nod to Mister Sandman, this Pat Ballard song is a must for the holidays. Perfect for either your 2-part choir or women's ensemble. Complete with “bum bum bums”, this letter to Santa is sure to entice your listeners - even Scrooge! Available: SSA; 2-Part; StudioTrax CD.

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Mi Y’malel

Celebrate Hanukkah with this energetic Hebrew folk song arranged for every age level. The spirited story of brave Maccabeus is told in English and Hebrew text with a lively accompaniment that helps create the joyful mood.

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Must Be Santa

This adorable original is filled with swinging fun for your novelty programming. Simple syncopation fills the chorus and the verses use rhythmic speech appealing to all your students, making this a unique programming selection. Available separately: 2-Part, StudioTrax CD. Duration: ca. 1:50.

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O Little Town

Combining the Christmas carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem” with an original countermelody, this lovely arrangement has been crafted into a classic partner song. Having your audience or congregation sing the familiar carol with the choir singing the countermelody is just one of many combinations for the versatile format. Perfect for beginning to advanced choirs and suitable for school or church settings.

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On a Starlit Night

This 2-part piece incorporating “Silent Night” is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at holiday concerts. This serene selection includes a lovely counter-melody ideal for teaching part-singing. Perfect for Christmas events, “On a Starlit Night” shines with quiet beauty. Available separately: 2-part; StudioTrax CD.

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One Child

This beautiful original carol with its expressive musical line and harmony, enhances the contemporary style and timeless message of this Christmas work. Available: SATB

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Only a Manger

This partner song by Jill Gallina incorporates the traditional Polish Carol, “Mizerna Cicha” and a new, original melody by the arranger. The minor key forges a haunting sound, creating an interesting selection for holiday programs. The violin part, included in the choral, adds cultural interest and beauty to this fine choral work.

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Peace Carol

Peace Carol combines the beloved carol It Came Upon the Midnight Clear with an original countermelody to form a traditional partner song. The flowing 3/4 meter gives singers an opportunity to learn and experience legato phrasing inherent in this rhythmic genre and necessary to create the gentle, expressive feel of the carol.

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Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

How about a little rock-n-roll this holiday? For mixed ensembles, women's groups, or children's voices, this Johnny Marks favorite will have your audience in a '50s rockin' mood! “Everyone dancin' merrily in the new, old-fashioned way!” Available: 3-Part Mixed; SSA; 2-Part; StudioTrax CD.

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Rockin’ Rudy

This holiday novelty choral comes from the creative, story-telling talents of Jill Gallina. Rudolph, all his reindeer friends, and rock and roll music fill this song with fun and performance ideas galore! Add choreography! Maybe the singers sport red noses? Lots of humorous possibilities and fun for the holidays. Available separately: 2-part, StudioTrax CD.

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The Baby of Bethlehem

This rousing, gospel-infused choral from Jill Gallina is an exciting selection for your holiday program. Syncopated rhythms and short phrases create musical punctuations from beginning to the end. The Baby of Bethlehem is an uplifting choral suitable for staging and choreography.

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Song of the Faithful

An original and powerful partner song combining O Come All Ye Faithful with a counter melody.

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The Holly and the Ivy

The cherished English carol has been united here with an original melody and lyric by the arranger. Sublime and elegant with simple harmonies and vocal play between parts, this choral will sparkle amid your holiday concert. Available: SAB; 2-Part; StudioTrax CD.

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Ugly Christmas Sweater

This novelty choral began as a commission for the Fort Bend Boys Choir. The song presents a perfect opportunity to add choreography and fun Christmas sweaters to your performance. As it is available in SATB, 3-Part Mixed, and 2-Part Treble voicings, it works perfectly as an all school choral event, or a colorful grand Finale for your holiday concert. Your may even choose to invite parents and attendees to wear their funniest Christmas sweaters to the event! 

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Who is this Child?

A gentle two part partner song with Away in a Manger.

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Winter Fantasy

The quintessential 1,000,000 selling partner song combining Jingle Bells with an infectious counter melody!

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Winter’s in the Air

This infectious easy to learn winter song lends itself perfectly to creative dramatization, costumes, and choreography! Be sure to watch the charming video for some engaging ideas! 2 pt.

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Winter’s Snow

Jill Gallina has added original music to this celebrated piece to create a Christmas choral that is gentle and sweet like a lullaby. Arranged as a partner song, you will find it quick to learn for the holidays. Available separately: 2-part, PianoTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:31.

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Zumba Zumba

Rhythmic flair and fun fill this Spanish folk song. Partner-style singing with both Spanish and English text and optional rhythm instruments create a piece for the holidays that is full of musical teaching moments, learning excitement for your students, and a performance that shines with excellence for your audience.

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