It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (arr. June 2012) is a simple arrangement for vocal and orchestra (or optional orchestra only) in C major and later D major that beautifully explores a moody and atmospheric tone to this somber classic public domain carol.  Between soft muted String lines and intimate soloistic counterlines, this arrangement boasts quiet and delicate harmonizations that sidestep between a more traditional arrangement and more extended chords that push and pull the song forward in a highly interesting and understated arrangement that completes any concert program that wishes to delve into the more tender and lyrically long melodies within the Christmas carol canon.