This Christmas standard is one of the most recorded holiday songs of our time. This arrangement awakens the beloved song to new possibilities, dressing it in a sophisticated suit of traditional choral elements and light jazz. The creative crescendo of the original song unfolds verse by verse as the news of the Christ Child's birth goes from the “shepherd boy” to “the people everywhere.” The “call and response” format is maintained but refreshed by shimmering chords and creative counterpoint. A study in choral color, don't miss the opportunity of sharing this wonderful Christmas classic with your audience. Score and Parts for full orchestra (fl 1-2, ob/eng hn, cl 1-2, bn, hn 1-2, tpt 1/flugel, tpt 2-3, tbn 1-2, perc 1-3, hp, pno, dm, b, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) and for a small combo (asx, pno, perc 1-3, dm, gtr, b) each available as a digital download.