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Alfred Music Publishing Presents Tom Fettke's God Is With Us: A Festival of Carols and Classics

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, August 29, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, presents God Is With Us: A Festival of Carols and Classics, the Christmas story told through choir, soloists, and scriptural narrative, by Tom Fettke.

God Is With Us: A Festival of Carols and Classics is a traditional cantata in style, yet inventively fresh with program twist and turns. Recounting the appearance of God on earth in the human body and soul of Jesus Christ, the choral piece tells the story of this great miracle and combines exciting and moving classical music by Fauré, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, and Billings, together with some of the world’s most loved Christmas Carols. An awe-filled Gregorian Chant begins a journey through inexpressibly beautiful music honoring the birth of Christ, concluding with fun and festive carol favorites with a Nutcracker flair.

To listen to full-length recordings and view sample pages, visit: http://www.alfred.com/godiswithus

Composed and arranged with mixed choir in mind,God Is With Us: A Festival of Carols and Classics is accessible to choirs of all sizes and skill levels and is program-appropriate for churches of various worship traditions. Occasional, optional high note descants offer challenging opportunities for the stronger vocalists or soloist. Available accompaniments include piano and/or organ, as well as full and small orchestrations. Full orchestral recorded accompaniment is available. Approximate program running time: 36 minutes.

God Is With Us: A Festival of Carols and Classics SATB Choral Edition is now available with a variety of accompaniment and orchestration components, which can all be found at music retail stores or at http://www.alfred.com/godiswithus.