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Holidays and Special Occasions

*Almost all of these can be adapted for female, male or mixed choirs*

Deck the Hall (traditional) - joyful hip hop version of the classic Christmas caroler. SATB plus vocal percussion. Rough unmixed recording

The Dreidel Song (traditional Hannukah song) - SATB or TTTB. Light-hearted, uptempo, and fun. Mostly triadic with some close harmonies sprinkled in, and a rousing finale ending with "Oy vey!" (which can be changed to "Let's play!"). Recording

Happy Birthday (public domain as of Summer 2015!) - TTBB, with alternate arrangements available for mixed and female ensembles. Recording

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (traditional) SATB plus vocal percussion, with optional splits for up to eight parts. Joyous and sassy pop/gospel arrangement with lots of groove and room for breakout solos. Recording 

Hatikvah ("The Hope": Israeli national anthem) - SATB. Rousing, slow anthem in a minor key, featuring close harmonies and ample counterpoint. Sung in Hebrew. Midi | Original song 

I Saw Three Ships (Traditional) - SATB with optional vocal percussion. SATB. Nautical Christmas shanty that speaks of joy and anticipation on Christmas morning. Recording

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Traditional) - SSAATTB plus vocal percussion. Contemporary EDM/dubstep-infused arrangement a la Pentatonix. Full of reharmonization and mojo. Recording

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer (Randy Brooks) - SATB with optional vocal percussion. Funky hip hop/gospel version of a silly Christmas classic, with featured solo moments for each part. One of my favorite arrangements. Video

My Favorite Things (Rodgers & Hammerstein) - SATB. Spirited, uptempo jazz interpretation. Metric modulation between 5/4 and 3/4, and lots of vocal jazz harmony. Midi

Noche de Paz ("Silent Night") - somber, lush SATB ballad version of the classic carol, but in Spanish language. Supports an alto solo. Recording

O Canada (Canadian national anthem) - TTBB or SATB with optional splits. A regal chorale-style arrangement with jazz reharms. Originally written to open a hockey game! Midi

Silent Night (traditional) - SSATB or TTTBB. This English-language version is a different arrangement from the Spanish-language version above. Five-part vocal jazz reharmonization featuring smooth, close harmony and brief solos. TTTBB Midi | SSATB Midi

The Star-Spangled Banner - SSAATB. Soulful vocal jazz groove arrangement of the United States national anthem. Optional VP can be combined with the bass or added separately. Originally commissioned for the youth a cappella sextet minor 6. Recording | Midi 

Take Me Out to the Ballgame - SSATB. Direct transcription of Vox One's short, awesome arrangement. Pretty killer. Vox One recording

Thriller (Michael Jackson) - a cappella group with soloists. Contemporary pop treatment of the ghoulish classic, including a tutti intro harmonization based on Vincent Price's poem from the original. Recording

We Three Kings of Orient Are (traditional) - SSAATTBB. Lush vocal jazz reharmonization a la Singers Unlimited. Recording