Carols for Everyone
is a brand new collection of seven festive pieces written specifically for both adult and children's voices to sing together. Making Music commissioned Carols for Everyone
to help fill the gap in choral repertoire for combined adult and children's voices and, in doing so, bring more people and communities together to make music.
The collection, funded by the Carnegie UK Trust and published by Novello, includes six arrangements of well-known carols and six arrangements of well-known carols, from Silent Night
and Adam lay ybounden
to The angel Gabriel
and Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
and an original piece by Paul Mealor.
Every piece can be performed by SATB adult choir and children, or by children with piano accompaniment alone, making this group of pieces flexible and approachable for all.
According to a review in Sunday by Sunday from the Royal School of Church Music, "the arrangement of Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer will bring the house down."