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A little child there is yborn


Price: 1.95

(SATB & piano/keyboard) words: Anon 16thc music: Douglas Coombes
With Christmas in mind, this is a very lively setting of a 16th century macaronic text (Latin and English) for mixed voices. Typical of Douglas Coombes, it makes great use of changing time signatures which adds to the celebratory and dance-like nature of the piece. This is anything but stodgy!

Brightest & Best (of the sons of the morning)


Price: 1.95

Douglas Coombes
SATB Choir & piano/keyboard This is a brand new setting of well-loved Words (by Bishop R. Heber). The melody is broad and flowing ­ ideal material for a Christmas concert, it was originally commissioned for performance in the USA for just such an occasion. Choirs will enjoy this satisfying piece and audiences will find it immediately appealing. Accompaniment quite straightforward.
Orchestral accompaniment also available ON HIRE.

Hot Hallelujah (SATB)


Price: 2.25

Douglas Coombes [after G.F.Handel based on Hallelujah Chorus]
SATB with keyboard accompaniment, of moderate difficulty, but of maximum excitement, this re-working of Handel's best-known chorus by Douglas Coombes will have your audiences rocking in the aisles! There is a strong rock-gospel feel about this piece which choirs will love performing. The accompaniment works well on piano, but lends itself to electronic keyboard treatment too. A favourite at home and overseas.

Hot Hallelujah reviewed
Ever heard of Breezy Bach? Well this is a kind of Hurricane Handel. Using Handel's chorus "Hallelujah", Coombes has created a rock-style variation in 3 editions (SSA, SATB, TTBB).It starts deceptively calmly before breaking into a frenzy of syncopated "Hallelujahs" insterspersed with bits of the original. The piano accompaniment, although notated, is intended to be used freely, taking the notes supplied as a guide. A useful encore if you need one. Stephen Pusey - Sheet Music magazine

Infancy of Christ, The (SATB)


Price: 4.95

by Douglas Coombes
This is a continuous piece in which the story of the Annunciation right through to the flight from Egypt is told in 9 choral movements, linked with music and narration. The narration is based on chapters 1 & 2 from Matthew & Luke (New Testament) and the texts for the choral movements are traditional, 15th century and also by the composer himself.


The SATB edition was completed shortly after the original SSA version was created. Larry Dorminy, a church music director in Pennsylvania, USA, a close friend of the composer, was staying at Douglas Coombes' home and on hearing the work, immediately asked Douglas to make the SATB version. He then performed it with his church choir shortly after the SSA world premiere was done, in December 2000. In the SATB performance, it actually formed part of the Christmas Eve service and was acted-out in a series of tableaux while the choir and narrator performed the music. Duration 30 minutes.
For Narrator, SATB Choir & keyboard (organ/piano).

Joy to the World


Price: 1.50

music attr.G.F.Handel, Words: Isaac Watts, arr: Douglas Coombes
This is a useful arrangement for combining varied choral forces - junior and secondary or children and adults. Works well with piano or organ but orchestral parts are available on hire if forces demand. for Sop.solo (or small group of trebles).
SATB choir & keyboard/organ

Mary's Carol


Price: 1.75

Words and music Kathleen Dodds
A beautiful lilting carol which is ideal for combining young voices with an adult mixed voice choir, or as originally intended, for a small group of treble voices or a solo with SATB choir. Written in a melodic style with full, broad harmony - a real "winner" with instant appeal yet has a depth which rewards study.
1-3 Solo voices [or unison] with SATB choir & piano.

O Little Town of Bethlehem (SATB)


Price: 1.95

Words Bishop Phillips Brooks, music Douglas Coombes
This is a brand new tune to well known Words. The melody is written in an up-to-date style and has great tenderness, reverence and beauty. It will quickly become a favourite with singers and audiences.
SATB with piano part (also suitable for electronic keyboard) is of moderate difficulty.
Orchestral accompaniment also available ON HIRE.

On This The Night Of The Advent


Price: 1.75

by Walter G. Edmonds
There seems to be a general shortage of Advent material, and this will be a welcome addition to current repertoire. Walter Edmonds is an American church musician who runs a vigorous programme of music in his church in Maryland, USA. This carol has been used as an opener in his Christmas concerts for a couple of years and is extremely well-loved by his choirs and audiences. Now, for the very first time, it is available for a wider public. There is also an orchestral accompaniment - available in hire only. Duration 5 minutes.
SATB Choir & keyboard.

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