The First Nöel (arr. August 2013) is an arrangement for solo vocals and orchestra
which feature a large variety of texture changes in the favorite popular public domain Christmas carol. The arrangement, in Eb major, offsets each repeated verse with brief interludes and supports the singer in low voiced String harmonies that are refreshing and yet traditional in its conservatism. Maximum clarity and attention to the vocal lines put a new, soft and delicate touch on this carol that is heartwarming and richly layered to give body and breath to the new incarnation of this variant of the classic hymn tune.