What Child Is This? Old English Christmas Carol arranged by Betsy Lee Bailey
Sometimes a choral group has an unusual make-up. This piece was arranged for a small Church choir with many more men than women, and the women were mostly alto voices. The choir director wanted the parts to be easily accessible for inexperienced singers, but she insisted that the arrangement be beautiful and make them sound better than they actually were. They also had a terrific baritone soloist. The director had young people who could play clarinet and flute, as well. So, she asked me to create an arrangement that would work for all of these requirements.