Descant to 'Noel' (It came upon the midnight clear)

By: trad.
For: Choir + keyboard
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Composer
trad.
Year of arrangement
2006
Lyricist
E Sears
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
License details
For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

It is possible to perform this arrangement in two ways:

Either/

with the sopranos singing the descant, the rest of the choir and the congregation singing the melody, and the organ playing the accompaniment

Or/

with all the singers singing the melody and the organ playing the accompaniment.

October 2014: This is a new version of the arrangement that does not require a Tuba stop

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