Arranger's Choice: Christmas features eight powerful pieces for Christmas, from today's top arrangers. Can be performed as a 30 minute musical or in parts. Arranged for SATB by David Clydesdale, Gary Rhodes, Russell Mauldin, Cliff Duren, Camp Kirkland, and Wayne Haun.
Ignite your choir with the first-of-its-kind Arranger’s Choice: Christmas, a unique sampling of heart-warming classics and rare finds arranged by industry dynamos, David T. Clydesdale, Gary Rhodes, Russell Mauldin, Cliff Duren, Camp Kirkland, and Wayne Haun. As stand-alone pieces, these extraordinary arrangements will delight and inspire your congregation throughout the advent season. Want a little more? This versatile musical can also be presented in its entirety as a 30-minute service element. Included is an optional narration for two readers, beautifully telling the story of Christ’s birth and weaving biblical events and characters with our modern-day longings to communicate God’s presence today and our hope of heaven tomorrow. Production notes offer creative ideas for staging, lighting, and additional artistic elements. Need something lighthearted? A bonus track provides much-needed laughter about family relationships during the Christmas season. Creative and adaptable, Arranger’s Choice: Christmas is a must-have for your choral collection.
Camp Kirkland graduated from Florida State University with Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees, and went on to teach band at the elementary, secondary and collegiate levels. He has performed on euphonium and trombone with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra,River City Brass Band and a number of touring bands and orchestras. Camp is best known for his pioneer work in reestablishing instrumental music as a viable medium in today’s church. His position as Instrumental Director at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville was the first of its kind. With several hundred choral and instrumental publications, Camp Kirkland remains a leader in the church orchestra growth phenomenon. He is also much in demand as a conductor and seminar clinician. Camp is currently a free lance composer and arranger residing with his wife, Fran, in Florida. David T. Clydesdale is a GRAMMY Award and Dove Award-winning composer, arranger, and orchestrator and producer bringing an impressive resume to the Lillenas roster. David served as album or concert arranger for artists such as Anointed, Glenn Close, Placido Domingo, Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, Sandi Patty, Point of Grace, Kenny Rogers and Hallmark Card’s Christmas albums. Along with his volumes of church choral music, David created works featured by Six Flags amusement parks and in Walt Disney World productions. David has created a long list of well-received choral publications including I Am, The Victor, and , to name a few. He has received five ’gold record’ certifications by the RIAA, for sales exceeding 500,000 units, and one ’platinum record,’ for sales in excess of 1,000,000 units.