DECK THE HALLS



Performed By: the New York City Gay Men's Chorus

Instrumentation:
TTBB chorus, 5 soloists, piano, handbells

Duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds

Premiere:
1992 by The New York City Gay Men's Chorus

Available From:
Libby Larsen Publishing

Composer's Notes:
This piece was composed for my dear friend Gary Miller, founder and conductor of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.  The piece was written and premiered at the NYCGMC's annual Christmas concert held in Carnegie Hall in December 1992.  It was requested that I write a piece that would bring the singers onto the stage.  Thus, I used the music to deck the hall, Carnegie Hall, with voices.  Singers would enter from various places in the hall and being a festive musical decoration of the entire performance space.
 
— Libby Larsen


Score Errata:
Tempo marking should be around quarter note equals 126. Tempo at rehearsal No. 5 could begin slightly slower and speed up to quarter note equals 132.

m.34, bass clef piano part: A-flat should be a quarter note

m.87, treble clef piano part: B should be natural