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Sussex Carol



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Our church's choir is all volunteer, and on Christmas Eve, it is made up of about 50% singers who have been here through the years, but have now moved on to college, larger cities, etc., but are home for the holidays. Last year, I did a two part arrangement of "Winds in the Olive Trees" and this year, I arranged "The Sussex Carol" also in mixed two part, with an optional alto line. The six bells are played by a mom and two jr high students, the men's part is being anchored by my husband and another excellent singer in our church. Everyone who wants to sing in choir comes 45 minutes early to practice, and then we sing for the service. This is the practice file I sent out to everyone who I knew is singing. I am singing all the parts, including the 'baritone' which is high enough for my jr high men to reach most of the notes, but not too high. The piano part is fairly easy, so I can play it without too much stress.

Anyway, happy holidays to everyone. I haven't posted here much because I am in the process of another project - I have begun self-publishing my two octave bell arrangements at J W Pepper and at Sheet Music Plus. If you know of anyone interested in this admittedly niche area, send them over, and then do a search for 'johanek' and I will come up as a composer, arranger and publisher on either site. It is not a reason to quit my day job, but it is gratifying to know that these arrangements are useful to other musicians.
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Uploaded: Dec 21, 2014 - 09:09:39 PM
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MidiOrleans said 1614 days ago (December 22nd, 2014)
Excellent arrangement!
Merry Christmas & Happy 2015
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Warren Smith said 1614 days ago (December 22nd, 2014)
Wow - you're singing all of the parts here? That's amazing. I didn't pick-up on that during the first listening, but then discovered it I read through your notes.
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stviemr said 1613 days ago (December 22nd, 2014)
Very nice
Quite a pleasing carol. I love it. Thank you for posting it.
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Moviz said 1613 days ago (December 23rd, 2014)
This sounds
just wonderful, such clarity on every word....beautiful harmonies and accompaniment....I so wish I'd had this choir on my Christmas song it really needed it LOL.....lovely to see you around again kristyjo after so long, merry Christmas to you, M
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michaeljayklein said 1612 days ago (December 24th, 2014)
Full of good cheer...
bright and true, this was a delight KristyJo--thanks so very much for sharing a truly "feel good" outing with us! Michael
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musichead said 1610 days ago (December 25th, 2014)
Clean sound!!
Very clean.. You can hear everything.. Great arrangement.
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Philip18 said 1610 days ago (December 26th, 2014)
Sussex Carol
Bright and engaging. Much enjoyed!
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VicDiesel said 1609 days ago (December 27th, 2014)
You are a very sonorous choir!
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PeterB7858 said 1607 days ago (December 29th, 2014)
Sussex Carol
Lovely work, Kristy. Great job with all the parts. Clear and uplifting. Thanks, Peter.
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debmac said 1490 days ago (April 24th, 2015)
Sussex Carol
I'm glad I heard this now kristyjo so I can save it for this Christmas!! So clear your voice and spot on everywhere you sang. Enjoyed this very much and will check out your other songs as well. Thanks for the d/l
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Hydrogen3 said 857 days ago (January 16th, 2017)
Very Nice Performance!
Enjoyed this :)
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Name: Kristine Johanek
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I've been performing, composing and teaching music for many years. I enjoy arranging traditional and classic pieces, and also enjoy composing original music. I'll write for whomever will perform my music, so I've written for children's choirs, co... [see more]

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