Note from arranger, Tim Paton:
When I first thought about arranging this well known carol, it was going to be for band and choir. I did however change my mind – every band part has a ‘songsheet’ attached to it. Between 10 & 14 of the band members are directed to the songsheet, (every member of the band is also a vocalist at some point in the proceedings)! before the full band plays a final verse and chorus of this fabulous Cecil Broadhurst song as a big ending. Of course, it is still possible to perform it with a choir as well/instead, or even a soloist. (If you wish, the scoring means that this would also be an effective part of your programme without any vocals).
Robert Childs commented:
“Tim Paton has produced a very interesting and flexible arrangement”