Familiar lyrics (with an extra verse of my own) are set to an old Irish melody called “Slane,” which we traditionally sing using the words to “Be Thou My Vision” or “Take Time to be Holy.” For solo or SSAATB choir.
13th century polish carol; Text and arrangement by Sally DeFord. Arranged for SATB choir, children’s chorus, flute and bells.
Text by Charles Wesley, adapted; Music by Felix Mendelssohn; arranged for congregational accompaniment.
Guard him, Joseph, as He slumbers; There behind the stable doors.
Music from Piae Cantiones ~1582; arranged for intermediate piano solo.
Traditional carol, arranged for vocal solo.
Easy jazz piano solo arrangement of one of the oldest English Christmas carols.
Music by Pietro Yon; Text by Frederick H. Martens; Arranged by Sally DeFord. For Solo, SATB or SSA, with optional flutes.
Traditional Christmas carol, arranged for simple jazz piano solo.
Melody by Rowland Prichard; arranged for intermediate piano solo by Sally DeFord.
Arranged for intermediate piano solo.
Born to wear a crown of glory; Brighter far than earth affords; For this Child laid in a manger Is King of kings and Lord of lords.
As I was looking at a beautiful painting of the Christ Child and His mother, I focused on the areas of ligh. This lyric describes that painting.
The traditional hymn, arranged for choir, piano, organ, and flute or other C instrument.
My 2007 Christmas card carol, written for my first grandson, Damien.