O come O come Emmanuel
SA arrangement by Alan Llewelyn Thomas of the French plainchant carol ‘O come, O come, Emmanuel’. English words and Welsh words on the copy.
This arrangement can be performed as either SA (divisi) or as a straight two-part, SA piece. Options are clearly marked on the score to facilitate this. It is a contemporary arrangement of this famous Christmas classic. Cluster chords accompanied by deep pedal notes in the piano combine to create an atmospheric opening and conclusion. The original 15th Century melody is presented in a modern, almost ballad-like, way and develops into a 2 part canon in the second verse. Total playing time, 3 mins 35 sec.