Newfoundland & Labrador Christmas Choral Arrangements

These 15 arrangements of traditional and popular Newfoundland & Labrador Christmas songs have been beautifully arranged by Anne Devine, Jean Hewson, Megan Skinner and Christina Smith. They are suitable for community, school and church choirs and range in difficulty from easy to moderate level.  The songs were selected from Comfort and Joy – Songs of Newfoundland Labrador Volume 5  (Vinland Music, 2002).

Commissioning of the arrangements was made possible by a grant from the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music to the Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation in 2015.

The score and parts for each song are available from Vinland Music as an email download. You can listen to a (computer-generated) mp3 of each arrangement and view the first page of the score.  Purchasing a song title entitles a choir to make one copy of the score as well as a copies of the parts for each choir member and accompanist. Copies of the music must only be used by members of the purchaser’s choir and may not be lent, sold or otherwise transferred to others without the express permission of the publisher. 

Click on the song title below for further information and to order the sheet music for each arrangement.

Song Title
Author(s)
Ref #
Arranger
Voices
Level
Notes
1. The Cherry Tree Carol
Traditional
VIN 306
Megan Skinner
SATB
moderate
with piano accompaniment
2. Child of Bethlehem
Norah Browne & Eric West
VIN 305
Megan Skinner
SATB
moderate
with piano accompaniment
3. A Children’s Winter
Dermot O’Reilly
VIN 309
Christina Smith
SAT
easy/moderate
with guitar or piano accompaniment and optional cello part
4. Christmas Day
Hugh Scott & Gary O’Driscoll
VIN 301
Anne Devine
SATB
moderate
with piano accompaniment and guitar chords
5. Christmas in the Harbour
Gary O’Driscoll
VIN 303
Anne Devine
SST/B
moderate
a cappella
6. Come and I Will Sing You
Traditional
VIN 310
Jean Hewson
SAT
easy
a cappella
7. Glad Tidings
Harrison J. Bryant
VIN 307
Megan Skinner
SATB
moderate
a cappella
8. God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen
Traditional
VIN 314
Jean Hewson
SATB
moderate
a cappella
9. Let There Be Room
Winston Coles
VIN 304
Anne Devine
SAB
moderate
with piano accompaniment and optional descant part
10.  Mary’s Lullaby
Winston Coles
VIN 302
Anne Devine
SATB
moderate
with piano accompaniment and guitar chords
11. The Moon Shines Bright
Traditional
VIN 311
Jean Hewson
SAB
moderate
a cappella
12. The Mummers Song
Bud Davidge
VIN 312
Jean Hewson
SAB
easy/moderate
with guitar accompaniment
13. The Seven Joys of Mary 
Traditional
VIN 308
Megan Skinner
SAB
moderate
with piano accompaniment and guitar chords
14. Snow is Dancing
Eric West
VIN 313
Jean Hewson
SAB
easy
with guitar or harp/piano accompaniment
15. The Wren
Traditional
VIN 315
Jean Hewson
SSA
easy
a cappella

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