This is a reflective and beautiful arrangement of the classic Christmas carol by Holst. Wilberg underpins the well-loved melody with luscious, romantic harmonies, including moments of exquisite chromaticism. This wonderful carol would make an ideal choice for any Christmas service or concert and will strike chords with choirs and audiences alike.
Mack Wilberg is the Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He was appointed Music Director in March 2008, having served as Associate Music Director since May 1999. He is a former professor of music at Brigham Young University, where he received his bachelor's degree; his master's and doctoral degrees are from the University of Southern California. In addition to his conducting responsibilities he is active as a pianist, choral clinician, composer, arranger, and guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to the many compositions he has written for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, his works have been performed by artists such as Renée Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, The King's Singers, and narrators Walter Cronkite and Claire Bloom. Wilberg's arrangements and compositions are performed and recorded all over the world. With their grandeur, energy, and craftsmanship, they inspire performers and audiences everywhere.