O Come All Ye Faithful
Karen Buckwalter expertly weaves together the tune ADESTE FIDELES with the “For Unto Us a Child Is Born” chorus from Handel’s Messiah. The two tunes alternate seamlessly back and forth and are later combined, providing new harmonic and scriptural insight to both. All parts get to experience the melody, creating extra aural interest. This setting is a worthy and quite accessible musical challenge for any ensemble during the Christmas season. 112 measures. Keys of F Major and G Major.