William Brown’s illustrious conducting and teaching career spans thirty-seven years. While teaching at Lawrence Park Collegiate he founded the national award-winning Lawrence Park Collegiate FLOREAT Choir. The choir won four national titles, including the 2016 Best High School Choir and the Grand Prize of Best Choir in the Federation of Canadian Music Festival National Finals.
by William Brown
CP 2238 – any combination of voices – duration 5:15
This setting of Welcome, Yule by Canadian composer William Brown is an impressive and effective concert opener for your holiday concert. The piece allows for creative choir positioning in the concert hall for soloists and choir. Welcome, Yule incorporates a haunting medieval free-chant, the spoken word combined with gong and wind chimes, and concludes with the joyous driving pulse of earthy harmonies and side-drum. The 15th century anonymous text used welcomes the Christmas season.