Duration: 2'30" |
Ensemble: Trebles piano
The Cherry Tree Carol is a merry and colourful setting of Child Ballad 54, with plenty of opportunity for expressive singing and story-telling through song. The carol and its deeply symbolic words follows the story of Mary announcing her pregnancy to Joseph, his ensuing surprise and upset, and subsequent harmonious resolution via the intervention of the Holy Spirit. With a simply but evolving melody, clicks, hand claps and stamps and a colourful, responsive piano part, this setting is a great choice for children's choirs during the season of Advent and Christmas for a service or concert.