As well for the poore as the peere! (2013) 20'
for mixed choir, children's (SSA) choir,
brass quintet, and hurdy-gurdy (mechanical
violin, or alternatively 2 violins or organ)
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As Well for the Poore as the Peere! is a suite of English carols sharing the common theme of the rich and poor coming together to celebrate the humble origins of the Christ-child. The royal sound of the brass is contrasted with the folk-based origins of the mechanical violin (hurdy-gurdy), though also effective played on organ or by two violins.
performances: Asheville (NC) Choral Society - December 4 and 5, 2015