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Holding On to Christmas
Embracing the Heart of the Season
Perfect for Senior Adult Choir; Perfectly Appropriate for Any Choir!
Arranged and Orchestrated by Marty Parks
Holding On to Christmas is something we love to do – wrapping our arms around cherished memories; re-living the moments of Christmas that come to life in our hearts and minds year after year; being reminded of how much we are loved and how much we love in return; holding close those who make our lives special; expressing our love and thankfulness through cards and gifts, hugs and kisses, joy and laughter; sharing our love for one another around a cup of hot chocolate with Mom’s homemade Christmas cookies; and hearing Dad, once again, read the Christmas story from the family Bible.
Shared memories and more are at the center of the new Christmas musical, Holding On to Christmas, from beloved arranger Marty Parks. This delightfully charming, “comfort-the-soul” musical is a warm invitation to “come sit by the fireside, wrap up in your favorite Christmas blanket, and reminisce about Christmas” as, together, we celebrate family and friends, and most importantly, the Savior who was born so long ago on that first Christmas night in Bethlehem.
Holding On to Christmas is a very special slice of Christmas-goodness that you will be excited to present to your congregation and community…a wonderful celebration of all we hold dear at this most special time of year!
Quick OverviewChoral Book
The Word Choral Club May 2016
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Length: 32 minutes
Release Date: May 13, 2016
- Song Titles
Song TitlesLog in to previewChristmastime Michael W. Smith and Joanna CarlsonLog in to previewHolding On to Christmas Marty ParksLog in to previewSing a Song of Christmas (Carol Medley)
includes Sing a Song of Christmas
Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard on High
and O Come, All Ye Faithful Marty Parks
James Montgomery/Henry T. Smart
Traditional French Carol
Latin Hymn/John Francis Wade
Log in to previewIn the Bleak Midwinter Christina Possetti
Marty Parks and Gustav HolstLog in to previewThe Shepherds (Glory to God) William Harold NeidlingerLog in to previewBehold that Star Joe E. ParksLog in to previewOnly God Rebecca J. Peck and Kelly GarnerLog in to previewFinale (Christmastime and Holding on to Christmas) Michael W. Smith and Joanna Carlson
Accompaniment DVD - Preview
- At a Glance
• Large Print, No-Repeats formatting for ease of rehearsal and performance – no ‘turning back’!
• Perfect for Senior Adult, perfectly suited for any choir with limited rehearsal time!
• Also available now: Accompaniment DVD WITH NARRATOR VOICE included on the track!
• May be presented with one Narrator, or several!
Flute 1 & 2
Clarinet 1 & 2
Horn 1 & 2
Trumpet 2 & 3
Trombone 1 & 2
Violin 1 & 2
Soprano Sax / Clarinet (Sub. for Oboe)
Clarinet (Sub. for Horn 1 & 2)
Alto Sax (Sub. for Horn 1& 2)
Alto Sax (Sub. for Trumpet 2 & 3)
Baritone TC / Tenor Sax (Sub. for Trombone 1 & 2)
Bari Sax (Sub. for Trombone 3)
Clarinet (Sub. for Viola)
Bass Clarinet (Sub. for Bassoon)
*Simplified parts included as needed
- Clip Art
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