This is my first attempt at a Christmas carol and my first attempt at anything choral. I haven’t heard it sung so I don’t know how well the words work together.
I was trying to write something with a clear, singable melody and a chorus that could be belted out by jolly revellers. The words are from a poem I found on the internet: Star of the East by Eugene Field (1850–1895).
This is apparently also my best use of tonal harmony so far, which is encouraging.Star of the East by citizensheep