Candle Carol (2020)
SATB or SA, piano or organ
Composed just before the first Covid lockdown, Candle Carol was first performed in 2020 by a group of four singers in a ‘socially distanced’ Christmas service and later recorded by a group of eight: now published in Carols for Choirs 6 (2023) it is available for all to sing! .
The words are by the composer, and they focus on the four candles lit in many churches during Advent, one each week, representing hope, peace, joy, and love. Accompanied by organ or piano, it is scored for SATB, but the lower two parts are optional, so it is also very suitable for upper voice choirs.
Here’s a recording
Published in Carols for Choirs 6 (Oxford University Press). It is also available separately as a digital download from OUP’s digital providers, for example JW Pepper.