Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree : No.3 of Three Upper-voice Carols

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for SSA and piano or harp A serene setting of the familiar New Hampshire text. Carter's writing for the voices - they repeatedly begin a phrase in unison and then divide into rich harmonies - is particularly effective in evoking a sense of glory in man's relationship with Christ. The harp part (which includes all three carols in the set) is available for sale under the title Three Upper-voice more

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  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 1mm | 17g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193426552
  • 9780193426559

Review quote

They are skilfully written with an understanding of the blend and colours of the voice and harp. This would make a beautiful set for an accomplished choir, but each carol presents different challenges and could easily stand alone. . . This is a warm and rich setting, with the vocal parts written harmonically against a flowing accompaniment full of luscious harmony. * Music Teacher June 04 * . . . these three lovely settings by Andrew Carter, rather like much of Britten's music for young people, sound more complex than they actually are - a reflection of the composer's skill and mastery of his medium . . . I shall certainly be performing these fine settings with my youth choir this Christmas. * Church Music Quarterly Sept 04 * Choir Directors will seize on these highly enjoyable, skilful settings which, at 10 minutes long, would make a graceful yet substantial addition to many a Christmas event. * Matthew Greenall, The Singer, Oct 04 *show more

About Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter was born in 1939 into a Leicestershire family of tower and handbell ringers. Following a music degree at the University of Leeds, he joined York Minster Choir, and was subsequently Director of Music at the Bar Convent Grammar School, where he achieved his first successes as a choir trainer. His wealth of experience of directing both mixed-voice and upper-voice choirs has given him a deep understanding of the voice, expressed by a lyricism and sense of drama underpinned by distinctive, often bitter-sweet harmonies. His vast collection of anthems and Christmas carols, together with a substantial number of large-scale choral works, have earned him a reputation as one of Britain's most respected contemporary choral more