For SATB and organ or orchestra
This anthem will feel immediately familiar to many listeners! Wilberg has adapted the words of a traditional hymn and set them to the melody of O little town of Bethlehem. With a lively accompaniment and spirited counter-melody, the result is a sparkling and jubilant work.
Arranged by Mack Wilberg (b.1955)
Mack Wilberg was appointed Music Director of The Tabernacle Choir in 2008, having served as Associate Music Director since 1999. He is a former professor of music at Brigham Young University, where he received his bachelor's degree; his master's and doctoral degrees are from the University of Southern California. Alongside Wilberg's conducting responsibilities he is active as a pianist, choral clinician, composer, arranger, and guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to the many compositions he has written for The Tabernacle Choir, his works have been performed by artists such as Renée Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, Rolando Villazón, Deborah Voigt, and The King's Singers. Wilberg's arrangements and compositions are performed and recorded all over the world.