Composition - - American Recorder Society
What Child is This
By Anthony St. Pierre November 2006
 
A + voice, or AT
 
 
A descant is furnished for this dorian version for 'Greensleeves' with the Christmas text 'What Child is This' by W.C. Dix. The composer performs on a multi track recording.

Duration of 3 verses: 3:00
-- Anthony St. Pierre
 
Play-along accompaniments (instructions are included in the recordings):
Tune (you play the descant)
Descant (you play the tune)
 
Another short, approachable arrangement of the popular Renaissance tune-cum-Christmas carol, with a vocal line that can be played on a tenor, or alto/bass reading up the octave. The arranger injects interesting rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment in the upper part, keeping both lines engaging. It would be a perfect addition to a holiday program, but the originally secular melody is really suitable any time of year.
-- Glen Shannon
 
 
No. of Recorder Parts: 2
Difficulty: Very Easy
Occasion: Christmas/Advent
Libraries: New Music for Recorder, Play-alongs
Date Added: 12/16/2019
 
Style: Social/Casual, Tonal/Melodic, Folk/Traditional, Variations/Fantasies/Adaptations, Recorded Accompaniment